POSTED: Thursday August 20th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NBC SPORTS LIVE COVERAGE OF WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM BERLIN CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND

Bolt and Gay Lead Their Teams in 4X100m Final, Live on Saturday





       Live Streaming Webcasts on UniversalSports.com




       NEW YORK – August 20, 2009 – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and the
USA’s Tyson Gay, who placed No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the 100m
Final, will square off again live in the 4x100m as NBC Sports’ coverage
of the World Track & Field Championships from Berlin continues this
weekend.  Bolt, who set the world record with an amazing 9.54 seconds
in the 100m final, will lead the Jamaican team against Gay and Team
USA.  Gay placed second in the 100m with a new American record of 9.71
seconds.



COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC Sports will air four hours of competition
this weekend beginning this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. ET (LIVE) and
continuing this Sunday from 2–4 p.m. ET (Same Day Tape).  Coverage
highlights include:



Saturday:

Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

                       Women’s 4x100m Relay Final

                       Women’s 5,000m Final

                       Men’s Long Jump Final

                       Men’s Pole Vault Final

                       Women’s Hammer Throw Final

                       Men’s Marathon



Sunday:

Men’s 4x400m Relay Final

                       Women’s 4x400m Relay Final

                       Men’s 800m Final

                       Women’s 1,500m Final

                       Woman’s Marathon

                       Women’s Long Jump Final

                       Men’s Javelin Final



COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM:
UniversalSports.com is providing a live webcast of the morning and
evening sessions from Berlin each day of the Championships.
UniversalSports.com’s 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
UniversalSports.com/
trackandfield.



TEAM USA RETURNS TO BERLIN: These World Championships mark 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.



LUCAS OIL AMA PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY, 3 PM ET


NBC Sports and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, present live
coverage of the 10th stop of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross
Championship at Budds Creek in Mechanicsville, Md., part of the Monster
Energy Triple Crown Series.  Chad Reed will attempt to maintain his
lead in the standings over Andrew Short and Ivan Tedesco.



Commentary is provided by Jason Weigandt, David Bailey, Jamie Bestwick and Tiffany Simons.



Visit AlliSports.com for more information



JELD-WEN TRADITION, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 4 PM ET


Greg Norman leads the field as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the
JELD-WEN Tradition from Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver,
Ore., Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. ET. Fred Funk is the defending
champion. The JELD-WEN Tradition is one of five major events on the
Champions Tour.



Other marquee names competing include Tom Watson, Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Peter Jacobsen.



Dan Hicks, Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie and Mark Rolfing provide the commentary.




       Members of the media can get more information about NBC
Universal and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web
site at www.nbcumv.com.


 

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