IAAF Golden League to be broadcast on ESPN

05-22-2008

Contact:
Vicky Oddi
Communications Coordinator
USA Track & Field
317-713-4670

INDIANAPOLIS - American fans can catch all six 2008 AF Golden League meets on ESPN2, the IAAF has announced. Repeat coverage will also appear on a combination of ESPN Classic and ESPN2. In addition to the ESPN coverage, the action also will be webcast on the Sportnet family of websites.

Golden League coverage is part of a domestic broadcast schedule that includes USATF's Visa Championship Series and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials programs. The Reebok Grand Prix will be broadcast Live on May 31 at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN2 and will also have a show on June 1 at 1:30 pm ET on CBS. The Prefontaine Classic will be Live on NBC at 4:00 pm ET. In addition, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will have multiple shows on NBC and USA between June 28 and July 6.

The IAAF Golden League offers a $1 Million Jackpot, which represents international athletics' biggest annual payday. In 2008, there will be ten Golden League event disciplines designated to the Jackpot including the men's 100 meters, 400m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles, long jump and javelin throw and the women's 200m, 800m, 100m hurdles and high jump. Athletes are required to win at all six meetings in the series to acquire at least a share of the $1 million payday. American athletes star in the chase for the Golden League Jackpot with Sanya Richards having shared the last two jackpots and Jeremy Wariner earning a share in 2006.

Cities and Dates for 2008 - Golden League

Sunday, June 1 - Berlin, GER

Friday, June 6 - Oslo, NOR

Friday, July 11 - Rome, ITA

Friday, July 18 - Paris, FRA

Friday, August 29 - Zurich, SUI

Friday, September 5 - Brussels, BEL

For more information and a full TV schedule, visit www.usatf.org.