July 18, 2017
Herculis, the final Diamond League meet before the 2017 IAAF World Championships, is upon us and it’s going to be a dandy. Two of the sport’s two biggest stars, Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk, will both be in action in Monaco, along with a slew of other stacked events. We can’t wait. Television and streaming information for the meet is listed below.
How to watch:
In USA: U.S. fans, we’ve got great news for you. We’ve learned you can watch this meet and all of the 2017 Diamond League season live on TV without shelling out $69.99 for the NBC Sports Gold Track & Field Pass. NBC has told us that all 14 meets will air live on TV in the U.S., either on NBC, NBCSN or the Olympic Channel (formerly Universal HD).
This meet will air live in the United States on NBCSN on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
If you want to watch online, meets shown on NBC or NBCSN can be streamed live through NBC Sports’ website or the NBC Sports app. The Olympic Channel can also be streamed on OlympicChannel.com or through the Olympic Channel app, but we don’t think you can access the online stream unless your cable company gets the Olympic Channel. The only guaranteed way to watch live online coverage is to buy the NBC Sports Gold Track & Field Pass. The pass, which costs $69.99 for the entire year, provides access to every Diamond League meet, the World Outdoor Championships, major marathons and select other meets (full schedule here). With the pass, you can also watch full event replays online as well as extra live dedicated cameras for Diamond League meets (meaning you can watch field events in their entirety).
To buy the pass, click here.
In Canada: The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is broadcasting all 14 Diamond League events and live streaming them also.
In Europe: It was announced that Eurosport would carry the Diamond League live in 2017 except for the meets held in Britain. BBC will have access to highlights for a highlight show. If you have a European IP address, you can watch Eurosport live online here for £3.99/month (yearly subscription) or £5.99/month (one month at a time).
Live Radio: If you are on a plane or don’t have great broadband, you can listen to a free IAAF radio broadcast here (scroll down lower right).