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Commonwealth Games athletics live stream: how to watch the track and field free online and on TV

Tobi Amusan of Team Nigeria crosses the finish line in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final
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The Commonwealth Games 2022 is underway, and the track and field athletics have begun. A number of high-class track and field stars will be in action including Scottish 1500m champion Jake Wightman and five-time 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Athletics fans can watch free coverage of the Commonwealth Games on BBC iPlayer. Here's all you need to know on how to watch a Commonwealth Games live stream from wherever you are in the world.

Commonwealth Games athletics 2022

Date: 2nd – 7th August 2022

Location: Birmingham, England

Free streams: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK) | 7plus (opens in new tab) (Aus) | CBC (opens in new tab) (Can) 

Watch The Commonwealth Games 2022 from anywhere with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: N/A

India stream: Sony Sports Network (opens in new tab)

Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala cruised to gold in the men's 100m, but there's plenty of must-watch Commonwealth Games athletics action coming your way in the next few days...

New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh will attempt to capture his third Commonwealth title in the men’s shot put final (6.30pm BST, Friday) while Grenadian Anderson Peters will be aiming for top honours in the men's javelin final. 

The Commonwealth Games athletics hots up from 10am BST on Saturday, when newly-minted world champion Jake Wightman will be the man to beat in the men's 1500m. Eleanor Patterson will be aiming for the top in the women's high jump that afternoon.

The competition wraps up on Sunday, when Nigerian hurdles superstar Tobi Amusan will bid for the triple crown in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final (10am BST).

Ready for running, jumping and throwing? UK viewers travelling abroad can watch the track and field free on BBC iPlayer with a VPN (opens in new tab). Make sure you know how to watch a Commonwealth Games athletics live stream from wherever you are.

Free Commonwealth Games athletics live streams

Commonwealth Games live stream: how to watch Birmingham 2022 free online

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Track and field fans, here are the best free athletics live streams:

Gold: UK fans can watch more than 200 hours of the 2022 Commonwealth Games live and in full on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).

Silver: Aussie viewers can stream coverage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on 7plus (opens in new tab), including 30 live and replay channels.

Bronze: Canadians can watch free coverage on CBC (opens in new tab), including six daily streaming feeds.

Stuck outside the UK, Australia or Canada?  Simply use a use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch your local stream from abroad, without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch the Commonwealth Games 2022 free from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Commonwealth Games 2022 rights holders, you won't be able to access your local stream when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can watch from abroad and save money!

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How to use a VPN for the Commonwealth Games 2022

Using a VPN to watch the track and field is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend (opens in new tab).

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. UK nationals may wish to choose 'UK' to access BBC iPlayer when travelling abroad. 

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the free Commonwealth Games athletics live stream!


Commonwealth Games 2022 – athletics schedule

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TUES 2ND AUGUST 2022:

Morning Session 10:00 - 13:30 BST

Men's Long Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
Men's 100m Round 1
Men's Discus Throw Qualifying Round - A
Women's Heptathlon High Jump A & B
Women's 800m Round 1
Women's 100m Round 1
Men's Discus Throw Qualifying Round - B
Women's 1500m T53 / T54 Round 1

Evening Session 18:30 - 22:00 BST

Women's Heptathlon Shot Put
Women's Pole Vault Final
Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1
Men's High Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's 100m T45-47 Final
Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1
Men's 100m T45-47 Medal Ceremony
Men's 10000m Final
Women's Discus Throw Final
Women's Heptathlon 200m
Women's 100m T37/38 Final
Men's 10000m Medal Ceremony
Women's 100m T33/34 Final

WEDS 3RD AUGUST 2022 

Morning Session 10:00 - 13:30 BST

Men's 1500m T53/54 Round 1
Women's Heptathlon Long Jump
Women's 400m Round 1
Men's Shot Put Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's 800m Round 1
Men's 100m T11/12 Round 1
Women's Triple Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's 400m Round 1

Evening Session 18:30 - 22:00 BST

Women's Pole Vault Medal Ceremony
Women's Discus Throw Medal Ceremony
Men's High Jump Final
Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw
Women's 100m Semi-finals
Women's 100m T37/38 Medal Ceremony
Men's 100m Semi-finals
Women's 100m T33/34 Medal Ceremony
Women's 10000m Final
Women's Shot Put Final
Men's Discus Throw F42-44 / F61-64 Final
Women's Heptathlon 800m
Men's 100m T37/38 Final
Women's 10000m Medal Ceremony
Men's High Jump Medal Ceremony
Women's 100m Final
Men's 100m Final

THURS 4TH AUGUST 2022

Morning Session 10:00 - 13:00 BST

Men's Hammer Throw Qualifying Rounds
Men's Decathlon 100m
Women's 200m Round 1
Men's Decathlon Long Jump - A & B
Women's High Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's 1500m Round 1
Men's 200m Round 1
Men's Decathlon Shot Put

Evening Session 18:30 - 22:00 BST

Women's Heptathlon Medal Ceremony
Women's Shot Put Medal Ceremony
Men's Discus Throw F42-44 / F61-64 Medal
Ceremony
Men's 100m T37/38 Medal Ceremony
Women's 100m Medal Ceremony
Women’s Discus Throw F42-44 / F61-64 Final
Men's Decathlon High Jump - A & B
Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1
Men's 100m Medal Ceremony
Men's Long Jump Final
Men's 400m Hurdles Semi-finals
Women's 800m Semi-finals
Men's 100m T11/12 Final
Men's Discus Throw Final
Women’s Discus Throw F42-44 / F61-64 Medal Ceremony
Men's Decathlon 400m
Men's Long Jump Medal Ceremony
Men's 100m T11/12 Medal Ceremony
Women's 1500m T53 / T54 Final
Men's 110m Hurdles Final

FRI 5TH AUGUST 2022

Morning Session 10:00 - 15:00 BST

Women's Long Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles
Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1
Men's Decathlon Discus Throw
Women's 1500m Round 1
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round - A
Men's Decathlon Pole Vault - A & B
Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round - B

Evening Session 18:30 - 22:00 BST

Men's Discus Throw Medal Ceremony
Women's 1500m T53 / T54 Medal Ceremony
Men's 110m Hurdles Medal Ceremony
Men's Shot Put Final
Men's Triple Jump Qualifying Rounds - A & B
Men's 200m Semi-finals
Women's 400m Semi-finals
Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw
Men's 1500m T53 / T54 Final
Women's 200m Semi-finals
Women's Triple Jump Final
Men's 800m Semi-finals
Men's Shot Put Medal Ceremony
Men's 400m Semi-finals
Men's Decathlon 1500m
Men's 1500m T53 / T54 Medal Ceremony
Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

SAT 6TH AUGUST 2022

Morning Session 10:00 - 13:15 BST

Women's Triple Jump Medal Ceremony
Men's Decathlon Medal Ceremony
Women's 3000m Steeplechase Medal Ceremony
Women's High Jump Final
4 x 100m Universal Relay Round 1
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Final
Women's 10000m Walk Final
Men's Hammer Throw Final
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final
Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
Women's 10000m Medal Ceremony
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Medal Ceremony
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
Men's 1500m Final

Evening Session 18:30 - 21:45 BST

Women's High Jump Medal Ceremony
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Medal Ceremony
Men's Hammer Throw Medal Ceremony
Men's 1500m Medal Ceremony
Women's Hammer Throw Final
Men's Pole Vault Final
Women's 400m Hurdles Final
Women's 800m Final
Men's 5000m Final
Women's 400m Hurdles Medal Ceremony
Men's 400m Hurdles Final
Women's 800m Medal Ceremony
Women's Hammer Throw Medal Ceremony
Women's 200m Final
Men's 5000m Medal Ceremony
Men's 400m Hurdles Ceremony
Men's 200m Final

SUN 7TH AUGUST 2022

Morning Session 10:00 - 13:15 BST

Women's 200m Medal Ceremony
Men's 200m Medal Ceremony
Men's Pole Vault Medal Ceremony
Men's Triple Jump Final
Women's 100m Hurdles Final
Men's 400m Final
Women's 400m Final
Women's 100m Hurdles Medal Ceremony
Men's 10000m Walk Final
Women's Javelin Throw Final
Men's 400m Medal Ceremony
Women's 400m Medal Ceremony
Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final
Men's Triple Jump Medal Ceremony
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final

Evening Session 18:30 - 21:30 BST

Women's 4 x 100m Medal Ceremony
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Medal Ceremony
Men's 10000m Walk Medal Ceremony
Women's Long Jump Final
4 x 100m Universal Relay Final
Women's Javelin Throw Medal Ceremony
Women's 1500m Final
4 x 100m Universal Relay Medal Ceremony
Men's Javelin Throw Final
Men's 800m Final
Women's 1500m Medal Ceremony
Women's 5000m Final
Men's 800m Medal Ceremony
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final
Women's Long Jump Medal Ceremony
Women's 5000m Medal Ceremony
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
Men's Javelin Throw Medal Ceremony
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Medal Ceremony
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Medal Ceremony

USA: Commonwealth Games 2022 live stream

It looks like the 2022 Commonwealth Games is yet to find a broadcast home in the States. 

If it does show up anywhere, we'd expect it to be on Olympic broadcaster NBC. No cable? You can watch NBC online using cable replacement service Sling TV (opens in new tab).

UK viewers who find themselves abroad this week can use a VPN to watch a free Commonwealth Games live stream on BBC iPlayer from the States. (opens in new tab)

India: Commonwealth Games 2022 live stream

Sony Pictures Sports Network (opens in new tab) is the place to find a Commonwealth Games 2022 live stream in India. Subscription costs from Rs 299 a month.

UK viewers who find themselves abroad this week can use a VPN to watch a free Commonwealth Games live stream on BBC iPlayer from India (opens in new tab).

NZ: Commonwealth Games 2022 live stream

Sky NZ has the exclusive rights the Commonwealth Games 2022 in New Zealand. 

UK viewers who find themselves abroad this week can use a VPN to watch a free Commonwealth Games live stream on BBC iPlayer from New Zealand. (opens in new tab)

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