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How to watch Oslo’s Impossible Games

You won't want to miss the June 11 return to professional track and field, so here's how to tune in

The Impossible Games are set to go on Thursday, June 11 in Oslo, and the meet will be the biggest track and field competition so far in 2020. Because of COVID-19, this year’s indoor world championships were cancelled, the start of the Diamond League season was put on hold and so many other races and events have been called off until 2021. It’s been three months since we’ve seen professional track and field, so the Impossible Games are a must-watch event. Luckily for Canadians (and the rest of the world), it’s going to be pretty easy to tune in.

How to watch

The Impossible Games will be streamed in real time on Facebook Live and YouTube on the Wanda Diamond League pages. Although the meet isn’t an official part of the series calendar, it’s considered a Diamond League exhibition event, and it will take place at Oslo’s Bislett Stadium on the same day that the Norwegian Diamond League event was previously scheduled.

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What to watch

The meet starts at 7:25 p.m. Oslo time (1:25 p.m. ET), and the pole vault is the first event to go. At 2 p.m. ET, the men’s 1,000m will be run (featuring Filip Ingebrigtsen), followed by a 300m hurdle world record attempt by Norway’s Karsten Warholm at 2:43 p.m. Another can’t-miss event is the Maurie Plant Memorial Race 2,000m, which is slated for 2:50 p.m. This race will pit the Ingebrigtsen brothers against Team Cheruiyot, which features the past two 1,500m world champions, Timothy Cheruiyot and Elijah Manangoi. The night will finish off with a solo 10,000m run at 3:45 p.m. from Norwegian cross-country skiing star and 2019 national 10,000m champion Therese Johaug, followed by the men’s shot put event and the closing ceremonies at 4:25 p.m.

For the full event schedule, click here.