Tyson Gay Returns to the Track This Thursday on Universal Sports

France Athletics Diamond League


Los Angeles (June 30, 2014) – Universal Sports Network will air exclusive national television coverage of the IAAF Diamond League from Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday, July 3, at 2 p.m. ET LIVE, and Paris, France on Saturday, July 5, at 2 p.m. ET LIVE. In addition, UniversalSports.com will live stream both races to authenticated users.

This Thursday in Lausanne, Tyson Gay is scheduled to compete in the 100m against Justin Gatlin – who is undefeated and owns the four fastest 100m times this season. Gay, the former 100m and 200m world champion, will be making his first appearance in nearly a year after testing positive for a banned substance last summer.

Joining Gatlin and Gay in Switzerland are 15 Olympic and world champions including 400m Olympic Gold Medalist Kirani James and World Champion LaShawn Merritt. The latter two are scheduled to go head-to-head in the 400m following James’ victory over Merritt in a photo finish at June’s Prefontaine Classic in Oregon.

On Saturday in Paris, Olympic silver medalist Michel Tinsley and decathlete Ashton Eaton are scheduled to compete in the 400m hurdles alongside an exciting field in the women’s 100m hurdles featuring Americans Lolo Jones and Dawn Harper Nelson, and Australian Sally Pearson. A bevy of sprinting stars are also expected to compete including Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix and Tori Bowie.

USN Remaining Broadcast Schedule: 2014 IAAF Diamond League

(All Times ET – Subject to change )

Date                         TV Time                                 Location

Jul. 3                         2 p.m. ET LIVE                        Lausanne, SUI

Jul. 5                         2 p.m. ET LIVE                        Paris, FRA

Jul. 11                       3 p.m. ET LIVE                        Glasgow, UK (Day 1)

Jul. 12                      10 a.m. ET LIVE                       Glasgow, UK (Day 2)

Jul. 18                       2 p.m. ET LIVE                        Monaco, MON

Aug. 21                     2 p.m. ET LIVE                        Stockholm, SWE

Aug. 24                     1 p.m. ET SDD                        Birmingham, GBR

Aug. 28                     2 p.m. ET LIVE                         Zurich, SUI

Sep. 5                       2 p.m. ET LIVE                         Brussels, BEL

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