PORTLAND – Some of the world’s top athletes will be in Portland for the 2016 IAAF World Championships and you can follow live coverage online.
Follow all the live coverage and updates on the IAAF website, including live radio streaming broadcast. For live TV and other online streaming options, visit the BBC Sports and Euro Sports websites. NBC Sports Network will also provide live TV coverage.
After Thursday night’s brief session, the championships will get into full swing on Friday with its first full day of action, which gets underway at 11:15 PST time with the women’s Pentathlon and the men’s Heptathlon.
In the women’s Pentathlon Brianne Thiesen-Eaton of Canada is the favourite for the gold medal, with American Kendell Williams, the recently crowned NCAA Indoor champion, among the challengers.
The Canadian will be hoping to go one better on the podium after she won a silver medal at last year’s IAAF world outdoor championships.
The men’s Heptathlon event will be headed by American world record holder and overwhelming favourite Ashton Eaton.
Action on the track will begin at 11:45 AM local time (2:45 PM EST) with the men’s 400m heats, which will be followed by the women’s division.
The men’s 3000m, women’s 1500, men’s 800 and men’s 60m heats are also on the schedule for the morning session on Friday.
Jamaica’s Asafa Powell will battle with the likes of Americans Trayvon Bromell, Marvin Bracy and Michael Rodgers for the men’s 60m title, while Brittney Reese of USA hunts another women’s long jump major championships title.
There will be two finals contested in Friday’s evening session, with medals set to be handed out in the women’s long jump and men’s shot put events.