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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
OREGON22 WORLD ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: NBC SPORTS COVERAGE “IN THE NUMBERS”
The first-ever USA Outdoor World Championships from Hayward Field at the University of Oregon will be shown on NBC, Peacock, USA Network and CNBC July 15-24
STAMFORD, Connecticut – July 13, 2022 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics begins this Friday, July 15 at noon ET on Peacock and ends Sunday, July 24. NBC Sports will feature live coverage from the University of Oregon’s iconic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon in what will be the first outdoor world championship in history to be held on US soil.
Olympians Ato Boldon, Sanya Richards-Ross, Kara Goucher and Trey Hardee will serve as analysts for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics. They will be joined by play-by-play voices Leigh Diffey and Paul Swangardand journalist Lewis Johnson. NBC Sports will feature 43 hours of television programming plus extensive streaming coverage throughout the 10-day championship competition, including four nights of live primetime weekend coverage (July 16-17 , July 23-24) on the NBC broadcast network.
The world’s greatest track and field athletes will take part in the competition, which is expected to feature 37 reigning world champions and 37 US Olympic medalists. The headliner of the American contingent in Eugene is the most decorated track and field athlete in the history of the World Championships Allyson Felixgold medalist in the 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics and current world record holder Sydney McLaughlinreigning world champion in the 200m and Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m in Tokyo Noah LylesTokyo Olympic 100m silver medalist Fred Kerleyand world record holder in the 200m under 20 Erryon Knightonamong a host of other Olympians.
Here’s NBC Sports’ coverage of the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics “By the Numbers”:
1st It’s time in history for the World Outdoor Championships to be held in the United States
1 Streaming service providing coverage of all competition sessions – Peacock
4 Weekend nights of live primetime coverage on NBC Broadcast Network
6 NBCU Platforms featuring World Championships – NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
seven Prime time coverage of the World Championships over all four weekend nights on NBC – a record
ten Competition days
35 Reigning world champions in competition
37 Team USA Olympic medalists competing
40 Tokyo Olympics Individual Medalists Competing
43 TV Coverage Hours
49 Events that will be contested between men and women
65+ Peacock Cover Hours
190+ Countries that will be represented on the international stage
Almost 2,000 Athletes from around the world compete