Universal Sports presents Live Coverage of Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix! release, note by Larry Eder


Athletics is our favorite sport, that is a given. However, the sport that has benefited from digital and web TV, in my mind, has been our sport. Universal Sports, the brainchild of Carlos Silva and Claude Ruibal, will give track geeks around the world the chance to see the Super Grand Prix tomorrow! Check your local TV listings and also the web!

Photo by PhotoRun.net. David Oliver at Beijing Olympics, August 2008.

Universal Sports Presents Live Coverage of Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix

Tune in May 8 to Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com

Universal Sports will present live coverage of the IAAF Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix on May 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Last year’s meet standouts, Allyson Felix, David Oliver and Blanka Vlasic, return to Doha as the 2009 IAAF Track & Field season kicks off on Universal Sports. This 18-event Super Grand Prix brings Olympic and World Champions together for the first time since the 2008 season.

Universal Sports has partnered with International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to deliver exclusive, season-long coverage of the 2009 IAAF season, including the 2009 World Championships and Golden League. In addition, fans can visit the track & field section on UniversalSports.com for up-to-date broadcast schedule of events, breaking news, video highlights, special features, athlete blogs, photo galleries and more.

Fans will be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of the entire IAAF season on Universal Sports television network and online at UniversalSports.com/trackandfield.

Event: Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix

Schedule: May 8 11:00am – 2:00 p.m. ET UniversalSports.com
May 8 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET Universal Sports

*Visit UniversalSports.tv for availability of the Universal Sports Network in local markets.

About Universal Sports

ABOUT UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related and lifestyle sports programming available on television and online. Universal Sports is a 24-hour television channel available in 50 million television households in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Reno and Omaha. Major world championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports range from track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons and cycling, to volleyball, rowing, triathlon, fencing, speed skating and martial arts. UniversalSports.com delivers an immersive experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year round. For more information on the availability of the Universal Sports 24-hour television channel, please visit UniversalSports.com.

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