How to Watch the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

The biggest weightlifting competition of the year is about to kick off in Turkmenistan and you’ll be able to watch the B Sessions and probably the A sessions from the comfort of your own home. Or on your phone. Or hold a viewing party at your gym, why not?

The events will be held from November 1st to November 10th in Ashgabat and according to the International Weightlifting Federation, the broadcast will be split up by the A and B sessions.

How to Watch the A Sessions

The A sessions will only be broadcast on television, not online, unless that country’s broadcaster also streams on their website. Here are the countries that have had a channel confirmed for broadcast.

Albania: National TV
Armenia: Public TV
Belarus: Belarus TV
Brazil: TV Globo
Bulgaria: National TV
Canada: DAZN
China: CCTV
Croatia/Serbia/Montenegro/ Kosovo/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Macedonia: Arena Sport
: L’Equipe
Georgia: Silknet
Germany (News): Sport A / ARD ZDF
Herzegovina, Macedonia: Arena Sport
India: D Sports/ Star Sports
Japan: DAZN
Japan (News)
: NHK Japan, TBS Japan
Kazakhstan: QazSport
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: Viasat Baltics
New Zealand: Sky NZ
Poland : TVP
Romania: Playbook
Russia: Match TV
Spain: TVE
UK (News): BBC UK
United Kingdom and Ireland: Premier Sports

There are also a few less well-defined entries on the list, which include broad geographical regions and certain airlines:

Asia: Fox Sports Asia
InFlight/InShip: Global Eagle
LATAM Airlines: ESPN
Middle East & North Africa: beIN SPORTS
Sub Saharan Africa: Kwese Sports
“Worldwide”: Eurovision, SNTV
“All Others”: Olympic Channel

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How to Watch the B Sessions

The B sessions will be viewable online for anyone who wants to see them. Just head to where they’ll be broadcast live. You can also head there to get the competition schedule so you can follow your favorite lifters and weight classes. (Unless it’s Ilya Ilyin or one of the 70-something athletes barred for not complying with doping controls.)

Best of luck to all the athletes.

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