World Athletics Championships 2022: Dates, live stream FREE, TV channel for HUGE 10-day event in Eugene, Oregon | The Sun

FILL up your water bottles track and field lovers as the iconic World Athletic Championships is BACK – and it will be on US soil for the first time.

British athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Thompson-Johnson made the nation proud when they secured gold in the 2019 edition.

But the duo have had to wait two years to defend their titles as organisers were forced into postponing the huge event due to the global pandemic.

Find out everything you need to know on the World Championships 2022 below…

When is the Athletics World Championships 2022?

The iconic event takes place from TOMORROW – Friday July 15 and it concludes on Sunday July 24.

Each day will have various starting times but the opening day is scheduled to get underway from 6:15pm UK time – 9:15am locally.

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History will be made this year as the United States have NEVER hosted this tournament before and it will be the FIRST outdoor World Championships.

And Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, America is the assigned arena which can hold around 25,000 spectators.

What TV channel is the World Athletics Championships 2022 on and can I live stream it?

The World Athletics Championships 2022 will be broadcasted LIVE across ALL BBC channels in the UK.

But US viewers have the privilege of watching the tournament unfold via NBC or Peacock.

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Fans in the UK can stream ALL the action on the BBC iPlayer app or BBC Sport website.

Is the World Athletics Championships 2022 FREE to watch?

All UK citizens with a valid TV license can watch the entire action for FREE.

Key dates and times

Day 1

  • 5:10pm (UK) 1:10pm (US) – 20 Kilometres Race Walk Final (W)
  • 6:10pm (UK) 3:10pm (US) – 20 Kilometres Race Walk Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK) 7:50pm (US) – Mixed 4×400 Metres Relay Final

Day 2

  • 4am (UK) 12pm (US) – Hammer Throw Final (M)
  • 4:20am (UK) 12:20pm (US) – 10,000 Metres Final (W)
  • 10:20am (UK) 6:20pm (US) – Long Jump Final (M)
  • 10:25am (UK) – 6:25pm Shot Put Final (W)
  • 11:50am (UK) – 7:50pm100 Metres Final (M)

Day 3

  • 10:15am (UK)6:15am – Marathon Final (M)
  • 3:35am (UK) 11:35am – Hammer Throw Final (W)
  • 5am (UK) 1pm -10,000 Metres Final (M)
  • 9:27am (UK) 5:27pm- Pole Vault Final (W)
  • 10:27am (UK) 6:27pm- Shot Put Final (M)
  • 11:30am (UK)7:30pm – 110 Metres Hurdles Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK) 7:50pm – 100 Metres Final (W)

Day 4

  • 10:15am (UK) 6:15am – Marathon Final (W)
  • 9:45am (UK)5:45pm – High Jump Final (M)
  • 10:20am (UK) 6:20pm – Triple Jump Final (W)
  • 11:20am (UK) 7:20pm – 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK)7:50pm- 1500 Metres Final (W)

Day 5

  • 9:40am (UK) 5:40pm- High Jump Final (W)
  • 10:33am (UK) 6:33pm – Discuss Throw Final (M)
  • 11:30am (UK) 7:30pm – 1500 Metres Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK) – 7:50pm 400 Metres Final (M)

Day 6

  • 10:30am(UK) 6:30pm – Discuss Throw Final (W)
  • 11:45am (UK) 7:45pm- 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final (W)

Day 7

  • 11:35am (UK) 7:35pm – 200 Metres Final (W)
  • 11:50am (UK) 7:50pm – 200 Metres Final (M)

Day 8

  • 10:20am (UK) 6:20pm- Javelin Throw Final (W)
  • 11:15am (UK) 7:15pm – 400 Metres Final (W)
  • 11:35am (UK) 7:35pm – 400 Metres Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK) 7:50pm – 400 Metres Final (W)

Day 9

  • 10am (UK) 6pm – Triple Jump Final (M)
  • 10:10am (UK) 6:10pm – 800 Metres Final (M)
  • 10:25am (UK) 6:25pm – 5000 Metres Final (W)
  • 10:35am (UK) 6:35pm – Javelin Throw Final (M)
  • 11:30am (UK) 7:30pm – 4×100 Metres Relay Final (W)
  • 11:50am (UK) 7:50pm – 4×100 Metres Relay Final (M)

Day 10

  • 10:15am (UK) – 35 Kilometres Race Walk Final (M)
  • 9:25am (UK) – Pole Vault Final (M)
  • 9:50am (UK) – Long Jump Final (W)
  • 10:05am (UK) – 5000 Metres Final (M)
  • 10:35am (UK) – 800 Metres Final (W)
  • 11:00am (UK) – 100 Metres Hurdles Final (W)
  • 11:35am (UK) – 4×400 Metres Relay Final (M)
  • 11:50am (UK) – 4×400 Metres Relay Final (W)

What has been said?

Gold medalist Dina Asher-Smith admitted that she is excited by the prospect of running in the US.

The British champion said: think it’s going to be an amazing Championships in the U.S.,”

 “We don’t run in America very often, and I would love to run in America more often. I would definitely love to run in America with the full TV coverage and the media attention that comes with a major championship.  

“I really hope there are more American meets in the future. Having a huge competition in the U.S. is going to be really important for us all, because it’s such a huge and exciting place to run.” 

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