Complete Guide: World Gymnastics Championships 2011 Schedule & Coverage


*Last updated 10/10/11 – with extra television coverage details

7 days to go until the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships kick off in Tokyo. The most difficult part, apart from finding where is showing Worlds on TV, is the time difference. Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of GMT and 13 hours ahead of USA EST.  So here is your Complete Guide to the World Championships 2011 Schedule and Coverage complete with time differences for the USA (east side) and the UK / Ireland.

It would be hard to map out all of the different time zones in comparison to Tokyo so Full Twist (as we are UK and Ireland based) has figured out the time difference for GMT and also for USA EST and Romania, where the majority of our site visitors hail from, we would love to do it for all countries but it would be impossible to be able to read the schedule! Other time differences are listed below, it will be easy enough for you to work them out given that you now have the time difference.

Various other time zones:

  • Melbourne, Australia: 1 hour ahead of Tokyo
  • Los Angeles, USA: 16 hours behind Tokyo
  • Texas, USA: 14 hours behind Tokyo
  • Munich, Rotterdam & Rome : 7 hours behind Tokyo
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: 12 hours behind Tokyo
  • Moscow, Russia: 5 hours behind Tokyo
Download the Full Twist Schedule Breakdown in PDF format here :Full_Twist_43rd_Artistic_Gymnastics_World_Championships_Schedule.


Online Coverage

  • Full Twist: Blog – –
  • Gymnastics Coaching: Blog – –
  • Gymnastike: Website – –
  • Gym Power: Blog – –
  • International Gymnast: Blog – –
  • USA Gymnastics: Website – – –
  • FIG: Website – – –
  • The Gymnastics Examiner: Blog –  –
  • BBC SportOllie Williams will be in Tokyo –
  • The Couch Gymnast: Blog –  –
  • The All AroundBlog –  – 


Where to watch?

Television Coverage

In the UK and Ireland, BBC will show coverage from the 11th – 16th October. View the full schedule here.

The link for BBC’s online coverage will be posted once available. Any other information regarding television coverage / online streaming will be updated in this post.


In the USA NBC Sports and Universal Sports Network will exclusively present all of the final events from the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships from Tokyo beginning October 12, and continuing through October 16. Universal Sports will broadcast from the championships every night, while NBC will air afternoon weekend coverage.

Live on

Oct. 11 5:50 a.m. ET: Women’s Team Final
Oct. 12 4:50 a.m. ET: Men’s Team Final
Oct. 13 4:50 a.m. ET: Women’s All-Around Final
Oct. 14 5:50 a.m. ET: Men’s All-Around Final
Oct. 15 12:20 a.m. ET: Apparatus Finals – Day 1
Oct. 16 12:50 a.m. ET: Apparatus Finals – Day 2

On Television:

Oct. 12 8:00 p.m. ET: Men’s Team Final, Universal Sports
Oct. 14 8:00 p.m. ET: Men’s All-Around Final, Universal Sports
Oct. 15 1:00 p.m. ET: Women’s team finals (taped), NBC
Oct. 15 8:00 p.m. ET: Apparatus Finals – Day 1, Universal Sports
Oct. 15 11:00 p.m. ET: Women’s team finals (NBC encore), Universal Sports
Oct. 16 2:00 p.m. ET: Women’s All-Around Final, Men’s highlights, NBC
Oct. 16 8:00 p.m. ET: Apparatus Finals – Day 2, Universal Sports
Oct. 16 11:00 p.m. ET: Women’s All-Around Final (NBC Encore), Universal Sports

Double Front has kindly . Please head on over there and see Kristals hard work, she also has the time difference for Tokyo and USA Central time posted.


Fox Sports (FS 1)will provide the following coverage:

  • 12th – 16:00 – 18:00
  • 13th – 15:00 – 17:00
  • 14th – 17:00 – 18:00
  • 15th – 15:00 – 17:00
  • 16th – 12:00 – 14:00
  • 17th – 14:00 – 16:30

CanadaCBC Schedule is here.

Portugal – SportTV3 will show the competition.


RTVE will be showing coverage of the WCh’s. From their schedule:










  • 6:20h – 9:30h. Final aparatos. En directo en TDP y



  • 6:50h – 10:05h. Final aparatos. En directo en TDP y


Online Streaming

In the past these links have worked to view live streaming, so give them a try. Thanks to the fans who have suggested these, especially Serena 🙂

Sportv 2:

If you know of any others, please leave a link in the comments below.


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  1. This post is awesome. It’s so thorough! Everything to know is all in one place. Thanks so much for sharing the schedule. I’m super excited for Worlds!

  2. says:

    Is there a link where we can watch BBC online??

  3. ArtisticGym says:

    Thank you for doing this. It will be very helpful. But, man, I’m gonna have to stay up LATE or wake up super early every day of this competition. Great. Can’t wait, though.

  4. Admin says:

    Not yet, but once it is available I’ll make sure it’s posted for everyone to see!

  5. Admin says:

    Thanks for the feedback Laura 🙂 I can’t wait either, I’m so excited!

  6. Admin says:

    You’re welcome. Everything will be finishing up about the time I’m getting up in the morning and the coverage on BBC 2 will be shown after the competition is finished 🙁 I’m really looking forward to it!

  7. Emma says:

    Thanks, all this info is great!
    Do you know if the coverage will be on bbc i-player afterwards?

  8. Great post- That’s dedication!

    I’ll have to weigh up following everyone’s minute by minute commentary or ignoring everything til I get home at the end of the day and can watch it for myself- being on placement sucks sometimes!

    Thanks again 🙂

  9. Admin says:

    Cheers Emma, things will just be wrapping up as I get into work in the mornings or will be going on while i’m here so looking forward to some live streams that hopefully my work server won’t block!

  10. Lorraine says:

    Wow – thanks for posting all this info. So comprehensive & must have taken you a while to put together.

    Really looking forward to worlds – the champs the year before the Olympics always have an extra edge to them. Given the timings I may be able to watch some of the action online during the week whilst on my lunch break at work but will record & watch in full in the evenings. Early start on the weekend for the apparatus finals but it will be worth getting up early for.

  11. GymCrew says:

    Great post cant wait for worlds!!

  12. Admin says:

    thanks so much for your comment and tweet. It took quite some time but it’s also great for me to have too! I’m the same, I can watch some of the action while on lunch or if i can find a way of getting it online I can watch before work.

    thank you – i can’t wait either!

  13. Adriana says:

    Hi, could you make for Romanian fans the times? thank you

  14. Admin says:

    Hi Adriana, I am actually about to post an updated version with a Romanian time line in it as I got an email requesting it.

  15. Adriana says:

    thank you so much for Romania time, i tell my friends

  16. susan says:

    Thanks very much for this, so handy. Looks like I’m in for a couple of early mornings! (ps. just incase anyone on GMT gets confused, the UK times are BST right(?), rather than GMT?)

  17. Admin says:

    Hi Susan, i’m going to change the gmt when I have time later on tonight. I’ll be up for a few early mornings and i’m going to try find a live stream to watch on the sly at work 🙂

  18. Patti says:

    hi thanks for the really comprehensive list I’m excited for Worlds to start!!

  19. Finger says:

    Sport TV3 of portugal is also showing the entire finals.

  20. Admin says:

    Thank you! One for our Portuguese fans 🙂

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