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Monday, 14 January 2019 18:48

McLaughlin confirms Boston return

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Sydney McLaughlin, the 2018 IAAF Female Rising Star award winner, will return to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the opening meeting of the 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour, on Saturday 26 January.

Stuart Weir did 3 interviews in December: Tori Bowie, Caster Semenya, Allyson Felix. This was his finest of the month.

Tori Bowie is one of our finest sprinters. In London 2017, Tori won the 100 meters with a brutal dive in the last meters. She recovered and anchored the US team to victory in the 4x100m. At the 2018 Pre Classic, Tori Bowie tore her quad in 2018, and changed coaches, after a time of rehab. Stuart Weir did this interview in mid 2018.

Let's face it, I love European athletics. European Athletics had a fantastic year. What is amazing to me, is how European Athletics is both looking into the future and caring about the present. Like any federation, EAA has its challenges, but what I admire is that they are actually trying to change things for the better. Here is the review of 2018:

Ticket packages for the widely anticipated IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 are now on sale to fans and families across the world, with seat prices starting from as little as €14 for the event to be staged in Qatar between September 27 – October 6, 2019.

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 16, 2018 – NBC Sports continues live coverage of the 2018 Diamond League track and field series from Birmingham, England, this Saturday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. This marks the final stop of the series before the Diamond League Finals. The event will be available live and commercial-free with direct-to-consumer live streaming product NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” while NBC will air same-day encore coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.


Live Coverage from Birmingham Begins Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; NBC to Air Coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET

Coverage Streamed Live, On-Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” including Exclusive Bonus Coverage of Field Events

Latest Episode of “Foul Play” Featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Wayde van Niekerk Will Premiere Immediately Following Diamond League Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USAAs a part of its track and field coverage throughout the season, NBC Sports Gold will present live, commercial-free coverage of every IAAF Diamond League event, including bonus programming of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of each event. Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.

Birmingham marks the last chance for athletes to earn points to qualify for the final in their discipline. The 2018 Diamond League Finals will take place between Aug. 30 – 31 from Weltklasse, Zurich, and Brussels, Belgium, with the events being split up between the two locations.       

Highlighting the action this weekend are world indoor 60m record holder Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles, who has recorded the fastest 100m and 200m times in the world this season, as both Americans attempt to secure their spots in the 100m Diamond League Final. U.S. pole vaulter Sandi Morris, who won silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has secured her spot in the Diamond League Final, is expected to compete. Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is slated to compete in the 400m.

Bill Doleman will handle the call, joined by analysts Paul Swangard and Ato Boldon.

Following coverage from Birmingham, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air the latest episode of “Foul Play” at 11 a.m. ET featuring Olympic gold medalist and South African Wayde van Niekerk, who is the current world and Olympic record holder in the 400m. The episode reflects on his mother, Odessa Swarts, who was denied the opportunity to compete internationally because of the Apartheid rules in South Africa.


NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the IAAF Diamond League with its “Track and Field Pass.”

In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full video replays and highlights. 

NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.

NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.comNBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.

NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBC and NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, PlayStation and Xbox.

Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.

Following is NBC Sports Group’s Diamond League television schedule (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Sat., Aug. 18 9 a.m. Birmingham (LIVE) Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold
  3 p.m. Birmingham* NBC

*Indicates same-day encore

(photo: ISTAF/Camera 4) - - All Germany’s six European champions will be returning to Berlin’s Olympic Stadium for the ISTAF meeting on September 2. Among the opposition for Gesa Krause, Christin Hussong, Malaika Mihambo, Mateusz Przybylko, Thomas Röhler and Arthur Abele will be not only European competitors but rivals worldwide. This end of season meeting brings a particular challenge for these European champions in front of their home fans culminating in what should be a memorable farewell for the discus star Robert Harting. The Berlin athlete will be making his final competitive appearance in the Olympic Stadium, choosing the 77th edition of ISTAF, part of the IAAF World Challenge Series, to bring the curtain down on his career.

Robert Harting will leave the athletics stage on September 2 as one of the most successful German athletes of all time. The 33-year-old has been Olympic champion, three-times World champion and twice European gold medallist. Robert Harting and ISTAF – the names have been synonymous for the past decade. In 2008 he competed in Berlin’s international event for the first time and finished third on his debut, setting his name on the winner’s podium from 2010 to 2014. “ISTAF has been my home game, my homestead,” says Harting. “In extreme situations I like to be among family and friends – that’s why I am saying goodbye at ISTAF.”
 
His ninth appearance at ISTAF will be his last as an elite competitor – and it will be a special one: a double-decker bus will be driven into the stadium and provide a ringside seat for friends, family and guests as well as a mobile stage. By the time the discus ace takes his final throws, all the other action in the stadium will have ceased, so all eyes will be on Harting. There will also be a Robert Harting stand for fans. “Robert has won much more than medals for German athletics. We want to honour his achievement,” said the meeting director Martin Seeber.
 
Gesa Krause goes after German Record at ISTAF
 
After the successful defence of her European title Gesa Krause is planning her next highlight for Berlin’s Olympic Stadium: the 26-year-old is aiming to break the German 3,000m steeplechase record at ISTAF on September 2. The national record is already in the popular Krause’s possession, having run 9:11.85 at last year’s ISTAF. Apart from winning European gold, the second objective of her season was always to run under 9:10. “Breaking 9:10 is still a target for me. At the European Championships it was all about winning, the time was secondary,” explained Krause. “Now at ISTAF I want to break my best time. Whether I can run under 9:10, we’ll have to wait and see.” 
 
“The German athletes thrilled us at the European Championships. Our aim is to present as many medallists as possible to the fans. We are delighted that all six German winners and many other medallists as well as international stars will be seen in action on September 2. That’s why we have changed the programme schedule,” explained Martin Seeber.
 
For the first time since 2011 ISTAF will be staging a men’s high jump and the European champion Mateusz Przybylko is included. “I am delighted to be competing at ISTAF,” said Przybylko. An event has also been added for Christin Hussong, enabling the European women’s javelin champion compete before her male team-mates – the European champion Thomas Röhler, silver medallist Andreas Hofmann and World champion Johannes Vetter - make their entrance into the ISTAF proceedings. Hussong will feature in a compact women’s event against three rivals. The long jump has long been a staple of ISTAF so fans will see the European gold medallist Malaika Mihambo in action while Artur Abele will also be in action. The European decathlon champion will run the 110m hurdles.
 
More information concerning international rivals for Germany’s European champions will follow but the country’s sprint star Gina Lückenkemper is already looking forward to her competition. “There’s nothing better than celebrating a successful season with the great fans at ISTAF,” said the European silver medallist at 100m who also won a bronze medal with the German 4 x 100 m squad. Both events are on the programme for ISTAF on September 2.
 
More information about the ISTAF and tickets is available at: www.istaf.de

INDIANAPOLIS – Eugene, Oregon, has been selected by the USATF Board of Directors as the site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field.

World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi returned to top form with an excellent victory in the Dream Mile at Oslo's Bislett Games on Thursday night (7), the fifth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League.

The winners of the three most recent outdoor global 400m titles will clash over one lap of the track at the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 25-26 May.

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