The World Championships are set to start tomorrow with some of the biggest events – including the men’s 10,000m final – set to light up the stadium. With there being such an array of events going on at different times, you want to be able to follow the action in the best way possible.
Unfortunately, there is an eight hour time difference between the UK and Beijing meaning viewing the action live is not always going to be easy for the morning sessions especially. Beijing are ahead of the UK meaning coverage in the UK will be starting in the middle of the night and most will be waking up the the news of the morning sessions.
Luckily, the main finals and big events are towards the end of the day and in the evening meaning those viewers in the UK will be able to watch these events live in the morning.
How to watch:
The BBC have the rights to all of the coverage over the course of the championships. They will be showing the athletics on BBC2 as well as a live stream on the BBC Sport website . Here is the full BBC schedule for the coverage across all channels as well as BBC Radio 5 Live:
As well as the highlights programs which will be shown by the BBC, watchathletics.com is also a very good website where you can watch highlight clips of individual races not long after they have been broadcast live.
Personally, I wont be staying up to watch the early races and events live so am setting this to be recorded and can watch this in the morning just before the afternoon session starts which can be watched live. If you have the ability to do this, it is what I’d advise, unless you want to get up specifically for any of the races.
Keeping up with the action:
Here are some other useful links that you can use to keep up to date with all of the results which are coming through during the competition. Probably the best of these will be the IAAF official website which gives up to date results including things such as photo finishes.
Ones to watch:
All of the finals are set to be great competitions and mostly close contests. Here are the events which I think are going to be the closest and are a must watch for everyone.
Men’s 10,000m Final – 12:50, 22nd August
Men’s 100m Final – 13:40, 23rd August
Women’s 100m Final – 13:35, 24th August
Men’s 3000m SC Final – 13:15, 24th August
Women’s 1500m Final – 12:35, 25th August
Men’s 800m Final – 12:55, 25th August
Men’s 5000m Final – 11:30, 29th August
Men’s 1500m Final – 11:45, 30th August