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Bolt & Gay Headline NBC Sports Live Coverage Of World Track & Field Championships From Berlin Beginning Saturday


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NEW YORK Ė The fastest athletes in the world, including Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica and reigning world champions Tyson Gay, Bernard Lagat and Allyson Felix of the U.S., headline NBC Sportsí live coverage of the World Track & Field Championships from Berlin over the next two weekends.

TEAM USA: The 2009 Team USA squad consists of 20 Olympic medalists, 28 World Outdoor Championship medalists and 10 American record holders. The reigning World champions on Team USA competing in Berlin includes Gay, Lagat, Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Kerron Clement, Michelle Perry, Reese Hoffa and Brad Walker.

Over the past 11 World Track and Field Championships, Team USA has won a total of 228 medals, including 110 gold. Russia places second during that span with 122 total medals (33 gold).

COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC Sports will air eight hours of competition over two weekends beginning this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. ET (LIVE), continuing this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. ET (LIVE), August 22 from 1-3 p.m. ET (LIVE) and concluding August 23 from 2Ė4 p.m. ET (Same Day Tape). Coverage highlights include:

This Saturday: Menís 100m Quarterfinals
Womenís 10,000m Final
Menís Shot Put Final
This Sunday: Menís 100m Final
Womenís Shot Put Final
Womenís 400m Semifinal
Saturday, Aug. 22: Menís 4x100m Relay Final
Womenís 4x100m Relay Final
Womenís 5,000m Final
Menís Long Jump Final
Menís Pole Vault Final
Womenís Hammer Throw Final
Menís Marathon
Sunday, Aug. 23 Menís 4x400m Relay Final
Womenís 4x400m Relay Final
Menís 800m Final
Womenís 1,500m Final
Womanís Marathon
Womenís Long Jump Final
Menís Javelin Final

COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM: will provide a live webcast of the morning and evening sessions from Berlin each day of the Championships, from August 15 Ė 23. UniversalSports.comís Alan Abrahamson will provide daily blog posts and news updates from Berlin. The full webcast schedule, highlights, full-length videos, photos, breaking news and more is available at

TEAM USA RETURNS TO BERLIN: These World Championships marks the first time that the USA Track and Field team will return to Berlin for a major international competition since the 1936 Olympic Games where Jesse Owens won four gold medals.

ANNOUNCERS: Calling the action from Berlin is NBC Sports Olympic Track and Field broadcast team of: Tom Hammond, Ato Bolden, Lewis Johnson, Dwight Stones and Bob Neumeier.


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