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Belgrade is hosting the first World Indoors since 2018. At the meet will be at least 12 Olympic gold medallists. The championships will take place next week starting March 18 and ending on the first day of spring two days later.

The last meet was to take place in Nanjing, China in 2021 but was postponed to 2023 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch for Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay to break the women’s indoor mile world record. She is the world indoors 1,500m record-holder. The 24-year-old has won bronze at the World Indoor Championships in 2016, Tokyo Olympic Games, and 2019 Doha World Championships. Her indoor world record of 3:53.09 was set in Feb. 2021 in France at the Arena Stade Couvert in Liévin. Tsegay also owns the national indoor 800m record at 1:57.52 which she set in Feb. last year at Stade couvert Jesse Owens in Val-de-Reuil, France.

In the 60m sprints, American Christian Coleman is out of the penalty box. His suspension was over in Nov. ’21, however, sprint season starts in winter, indoors, so he hasn’t had much of a chance to show his stuff yet. He did race the 60m in 6.45 at the end of Feb. in Spokane, WA, and raced an over distance 300m in Kentucky clocking a 33:20.

The 26-year-old will be up against Italy’s Olympic gold medallist Marcell Jacobs. Coleman and Bahamian Terrence Jones share the 2022 world lead at 6.45.

Watch for Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis. The 22-year-old holds the world indoor record at 6.19m and the national outdoor record at 6.15m. He is the Tokyo Olympic champion in the event.

How to watch, NBC and BBC

WORLD INDOORS: Entries | Schedule

2022 World Indoor Track and Field Championships broadcast schedule

DayTime (ET)Network
Friday4:30-8:35 a.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:30-4:30 p.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday4:30-7:30 a.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK
12-1 p.m.NBC | STREAM LINK
12:30-5:15 p.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK
1-4:30 p.m.CNBC | STREAM LINK
Sunday5-8:15 a.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:45 a.m.-4 p.m.Peacock | STREAM LINK

BBC coverage

All times GMT and subject to change.

Friday, 18 March

08:15-13:15 – BBC Two – featuring Katarina Johnson-Thompson

16:30-19:00 – BBC Two – featuring Katarina Johnson-Thompson

19:00-20:15 – BBC Three – featuring the women’s 60m final at 19:45

16:30-20:15 – Uninterrupted coverage on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and mobile app

Saturday, 19 March

08:15-12:00 – BBC Two – featuring Keely Hodgkinson in 800m heats

16:30-20:45 – BBC Two – featuring the men’s 800m final at 18:10 and 60m final at 20:20

18:45-20:30 – BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Sunday, 20 March

08:45-10:30 – BBC Two – featuring Andrew Pozzi

10:30-12:00 – BBC One – featuring men’s and women’s 4x400m relay heats

15:30-19:05 – BBC Two – featuring the women’s 800m final at 17:00 and men’s and women’s 4x400m relay finals from 18:40

16:50-19:05 – BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra