Eurosport and discovery+ to host coverage of World Athletics Championships


DUBAI, 24 November 2021. Illuminate Roving Performance, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Eurosport and streaming service discovery+ will broadcast the World Athletics Championships 2023, taking place on August 19-27 in Budapest, ahead of its coverage of the Paris Olympics 2024.

Eurosport 1 will broadcast 68 hours of live coverage of the championships, with live streaming on discovery+ and the Eurosport app.

Sport presenter Radzi Chinyanganya who led Eurosport’s coverage of Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022will host from the National Athletics Centre. He is joined by former British athlete Iwan Thomas, with Polish four-time Olympic gold medallist Robert Korzeniowski providing analysis and expertise.

Eurosport has also commissioned a 30-minute show which will showcase highlights following each day of the nine-day competition. While on-demand clips will be available on discovery+ and Eurosport App.

The championships mark the first time the new timeline marker’s function on discovery+ which will allow users to navigate to the points in the action that they wish to view. Viewers will also be able to chart the progress of British sprinter and Eurosport’s Olympic Ambassador Dina-Asher Smith.

Addition coverage will include the latest news, views interviews, highlights, as well as behind-the-scenes clips on Eurosport’s digital and social platforms.

There will also be appearances from former star athletes including Noah Lyles, Kelsey Lee-Barber Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Karsten Warholm.

Scott Young, senior vice president, content and production, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “The World Athletics Championships will be the last major meeting that will see all of the world’s best track and field athletes in one stadium before next summer’s Olympics Games. To be able to bring our unique approach to storytelling and connect the world’s best athletes to millions of fans as the Road to Paris 2024 draws closer is an incredibly exciting opportunity.

“Our digital and social ecosystem will ensure every angle and every story is told from Budapest and to have Robert [Korzeniowski] and Iwan [Thomas] on-site in Budapest to give a flavour of the atmosphere and offer expert analysis from inside the stadium itself will bring fans even closer to the action.”

The World Athletics Championships will be available to watch on discovery+ in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK and Ireland.

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