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How to watch the World Athletics Championships: live stream the event

General view of Hayward Field stadium ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon on July 14.
The World Athletics Championships are scheduled for July 15-24, 2022. (Image credit: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty)
Where to Watch the World Athletics Championships

Dates: Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 24

Venue: Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

UK live stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)

US live streams: Peacock site (opens in new tab) | NBC, CNBC, USA on FuboTV site (opens in new tab) + Sling TV site (opens in new tab)

Canada live stream: CBC (opens in new tab)

Australia live stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)

Want to watch the World Athletics Championships online? Here's where you need to go.

The world's best track and field stars are set to descend on Hayward Field stadium in Eugene, Oregon for the 18th edition of the Championships this July, the first time that the event has been hosted in the USA.

Over 10 packed days, 2000 athletes will battle for supremacy in 49 events at the biggest track and field competition outside of the Olympics. 

With huge names like Dina Asher-Smith, Allyson Felix, Karsten Warholm and Mondo Duplantis as well as exciting head-to-heads — Gianmarco Tamberi vs Mutaz Barshim  (High Jump) and Sydney McLaughlin vs Dalilah Muhammad (400m) in the mix, there are bound to be plenty of thrilling highlights throughout the entire event. 

Here's how to watch a 2022 World Athletic Championships live stream wherever you are in the world right now. 

What's the schedule for the Athletics Championships?

Full details of the Championships timetable can be found on the World Athletics website (opens in new tab). Most days there's a morning session which starts around 9.30 am local time and an evening session which starts around 5 pm.

All events are shown in local time (Oregon, where the Championships are being held, is on the west coast of America, which is GMT-8 time zone). For Europeans trying to watch event finals and afternoon sessions, this will mean lots of late nights/early mornings. Or, if you're not a night owl, catch up on events over breakfast!

Watch the World Athletics Championships live stream for FREE

There are a few countries that have free World Athletics Championships live streams available throughout the competition. Here's the full breakdown:

Don't forget that if you're a Canadian, Australian and British sports fan you can tune in to these services even if you're away from home using a VPN. (opens in new tab)

Watch the World Athletics Championships for FREE in the UK on BBC iPlayer

As long as you have a valid TV license, you'll be able to watch a whole host of the action from the 2022 World Athletics Championships for free in the UK. That's because the Beeb will have live coverage of all 10 days of the event available.

Coverage will be spread across TV on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four and BBC Red Button. Every session will also be made available to stream on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab), the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app.

Watch the World Athletics Championships live in the US without cable

Watch on Peacock

US coverage of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon is being shown on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC.

Most days the live streaming starts around 3 pm (Peacock) and 5 pm (NBC, USA Network and CNBC) for the day's main session. There are some morning events — heats, road races and the Decathlon — these are mainly shown on Peacock.

To stream the show without cable, your first port of call should be Peacock. With a Peacock Premium membership (starting at $4.99 a month for the ad-supported tier) Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch the bulk of the event live without picking up an expensive cable package. 

Watch on FuboTV

Alternatively, you can get all the channels you'll need to watch the event with an OTT streaming service like FuboTV (in select markets). 

Fubo is a great replacement for a cable subscription. You can get 124 channels including the ones showing the athletics Championships — USA Network, CNBC and NBC — with the FuboTV Pro plan which costs $69.99 a month. There's also a FuboTV free trial (opens in new tab) available for new customers.

Watch on Sling TV

Sling TV is also another solid option for catching the 2022 World Athletics Championships. With the Sling Blue package, you get access to both NBC and USA Network (in select markets). You can pick up CNBC as part of a $6/month add-on package, but NBC has the same coverage of the same events as CNBC, so paying the extra isn't worth it.

Right now, you can also get your first month of Sling Blue for half the price. (opens in new tab)

How to watch the World Athletics Championships 2022 wherever you are

If you're going to be abroad for whatever reason but still want to tune in to your preferred streaming service to watch the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, you might run into some frustrating digital barriers. Thankfully, you'll be able to solve that issue with a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN lets you get around the usual frustrating digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from home. Our favorite is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which is hugely popular.

Use ExpressVPN to stream Oregon22 online from anywhere
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It's straightforward and easy to use and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee (opens in new tab), so you can try it out risk-free.

World Athletics Championships daily finals to catch

TUESDAY 19 JULY FINALS

  • Men’s 400m hurdles
  • Men’s1500m
  • Women’s high jump
  • Men’s discus

WEDNESDAY 20 JULY FINALS

  • Women’s 3000m steeplechase
  • Women’s discus

THURSDAY 21 JULY FINALS

  • Women’s 200m
  • Men’s 200m

FRIDAY 22 JULY FINALS

  • Women’s 400m hurdles
  • Women’s 400m
  • Men’s 400m.
  • Women’s 35k race walk
  • Women’s javelin

SATURDAY 23 JULY FINALS

  • Men’s 4x100m relay
  • Women’s 4x100m relay
  • Men’s 800m
  • Men’s triple jump
  • Decathlon
  • Women’s 5000m
  • Men’s javelin

SUNDAY 24 JULY FINALS

  • Women’s 800m
  • Men’s pole vault
  • Men’s 35k race walk
  • Women’s long jump
  • Women’s 100m hurdles
  • Women’s 4x400m relay
  • Men's 4x400m relay
  • Men's 5000m
Martin Shore
Martin Shore

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