How to watch Athletics World Championships 2017 live online anywhere



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World Althletics Championship

In this guide we’re going to show you the easiest way to watch the Athletics World Championships 2017 live online anywhere in the world.

If you’re an Athletics fan then finding a reliable way to watch the Athletics World Championships can be difficult. Most countries don’t show the event and even if they do it’s often reserved to expensive cable networks.

In the UK the Athletics World Championships is being shown entirely free online and in this article we’re going to show how using a simple app called a VPN will allow you to watch from anywhere in the world.

So read below to find out how to watch.

How to watch Athletics World Championships 2017 live online

The Athletics World Championships 2017 are being shown live on BBC in the UK and online on the BBC iPlayer service.

If you’re in the UK you can simply visit BBC iPlayer and watch live online.

If you’re outside the UK you’ll be blocked from watching but by using a simple app called a VPN you can unblock BBC iPlayer which will let you watch the Athletics World Championships anywhere in the world.

A VPN will cost between $5 – $10 (approximately £4 – £6) which will give you enough time to watch the entire event.

How to watch Athletics World Championships 2017 live online:

  1. Visit the VPN provider IPVanish.
  2. Click Start Now and complete the sign-up process. (1-month is enough for the entire event)
  3. Download their app from your app store or software from the “Apps” section of the IPVanish website.
  4. Install it, Run it and Login when required.
  5. Select United Kingdom.
  6. Press Connect.

The Athletics World Championships is being shown on both BBC 1 and BBC 2 on BBC iPlayer.

All you need to do once the IPVanish app or software has connected is visit the BBC iPlayer website.

Below are screenshots of the simple steps you need to connect on both the app or software.

Android / Apple:

IPVanish Android UK

Windows / Mac:

IPVanish UK v3

Athletics World Championships 2017

The Athletics World Championship is taking place in London, England.

The event starts on August 4th, 2017 and finishes on August 13th, 2017.

The full schedule and live streaming times can be seen at the BBC Athletics Schedule.

London is well placed to host this year’s event after hosting the Olympics in 2012. The majority of events will take place at Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.

There are no less than 22 different events this year including Running, Sprinting, High Jump, Pole Volt, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, Javelin & Decathlon amongst others.

A total of 28 different countries from across the world are taking part along with 47 Authorized Neutral Athletes.

This will be the 16th edition of the Athletics World Championships which is held every 2 years and will be the very last time both long distance runner Mo Farah and sprinter Usain Bolt take part in the event.

Alternative VPN providers

We recommend IPVanish for streaming the entire event anywhere in the world because we found them to be the fastest which will reduce any chance of buffering especially if you’re far away from the UK.

There are however alternative VPN providers available and a few more you may want to consider are:

They work in exactly the same way as IPVanish only their apps and software will look a little different in layout.

Now you know how to watch the Athletics World Championships 2017 anywhere in the world, why not share this article with your friends so they can watch too?

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