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Tokyo Olympics: 2020 Games begin as Naomi Osaka lights Olympic flame in poignant ceremony - BBC Sport


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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app.




The honour fell to Naomi Osaka to light the flame, the beacon of hope the Olympics attempts to be.


It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic.  Perhaps as expected, Friday's opening ceremony was not of the usual ilk. No carnival like Rio, no skydiving monarchs like London, but a more sombre tone, a sobering reminder that this is a Games taking place in a world still facing its toughest challenge.

"Today is a moment of hope," said Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
"Yes, it is very different from what all of us had imagined. But let us cherish this moment because finally we are all here together."

This Games is going to be different, dampened by masks, positive tests and the absence of fans. But it is still the Olympics; still the greatest show on Earth, still faster, higher, stronger and now together.[/font][/size]Day-by-day guide to the Games
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« Reply #1 on: 10:34:28, 24/07/21 »
What a thrilling end to the cycle race,won by Ecuador,[at last with spectators]the rider lives at high altitude by a volcano.
So must have felt at home on Mt. Fuji.
Manchester Velodrome is to have 26 million repair.
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« Reply #2 on: 11:14:55, 24/07/21 »
  26m and it's barely used.
   

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« Reply #3 on: 18:54:45, 25/07/21 »
  26m and it's barely used.
   


To be fair the money wasted by both Local and National government this is something I don't mind them spending the money on.  The Athletics stadium over the road is used a lot and having the cycling in the same area works for me. 


What they should do is ensure that they are much better utilised.   

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« Reply #4 on: 08:57:39, 26/07/21 »
Tom Pidcock wins GB's third gold of the Games - in the men's mountain bike cross-country event


  • Divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee triumph in men's synchronised 10m platform
  • Adam Peaty retains 100m breaststroke title
  • GB's Lauren Williams into taekwondo final
  • Alex Yee takes triathlon silver, with Jonny Brownlee fifth
  • Skateboarding gold won by 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya (women's street)
  • There are 21 gold medal events today
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    « Reply #5 on: 07:28:23, 27/07/21 »
    5th in the table as of yesterday  O0
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    « Reply #6 on: 09:53:07, 27/07/21 »
      26m and it's barely used.
       
    The Velodrome has heavy use 7 days a week from 8am until 9pm with different groups. The timetable is on the Velodrome for all to view.

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    « Reply #7 on: 11:13:22, 27/07/21 »
      Didn't know that, I pass it often and the place looks closed, no vehicles in the car park like before they built the other one 'dahn sarf', I just assumed it was the council finding more ways to spaff money up the wall.
       ???

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    Tokyo Olympics: Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown wins silver in women's triathlon - BBC Sport


    Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app.


    Great Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown produced a superb run to earn an Olympic silver medal in the women's triathlon, then revealed she almost missed the Tokyo Games after a leg injury left her on crutches just 12 weeks ago.

    Taylor-Brown, who had to prove she was fit enough to compete a week before flying out to Japan, responded by winning a medal after fighting back from a bike puncture which left her well adrift of the leaders.The 27-year-old was 22 seconds behind a four-woman pack - which included British team-mate Jessica Learmonth - going into the final leg.
    But the 2020 world champion moved past Learmonth, who ended up finishing ninth, Germany's Laura Lindemann and American Katie Zaferes to earn a place on the podium.

    Taylor-Brown, who had not raced since September, said proving her fitness was "probably more stressful" than Tuesday's race.[
    "It could have been taken away from me, but I proved that I was fit, I was ready to go, I did more than they asked me to do," she said.
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    Tokyo Olympics: Tom Dean takes gold, plus silvers for Duncan Scott and Georgia Taylor-Brown - BBC Sport




    Swimmer Tom Dean sensationally clinched Team GB's fourth gold of the Tokyo Olympics on day four of the Games as Great Britain secured its best ever start to a Games.
    GB claimed six medals on Tuesday, including two silvers and three bronzes, to take their tally to 13 overall and put them fifth in the medal table.It more than doubles Britain's previous best medal haul of six after the first four days, achieved at the 2000, 2008 and 2016 Games.
    Dean, 21, who contracted Covid for the second time six months ago, edged out compatriot Duncan Scott into second by 0.04secs in the 200m freestyle swimming.

    And Georgia Taylor-Brown fought back from a puncture on the last lap of the bike leg to take triathlon silver.
    There was also a first medal in 93 years for GB's women's gymnastics team, who took bronze, as did Bianca Walkden in the taekwondo +67kg, matching her result at Rio 2016.
    And Charlotte Dujardin pulled level with rower Dame Katherine Grainger as Britain's most decorated female Olympian, claiming her fifth career medal as Britain's dressage team won bronze.
    She can become the first British woman to win gold at three consecutive Games should she retain her individual title on Wednesday.
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    « Reply #10 on: 09:14:42, 28/07/21 »
    Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain win emphatic gold in 4x200m freestyle relay
    Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:14:55 GMT

    Great Britain's men secure another gold in the Olympic pool with a dominant victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Tokyo.
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    Tokyo Olympics: Bethany Shriever wins BMX gold as GB claim six medals - BBC Sport




    Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app.
    Bethany Shriever claimed a thrilling BMX gold and Duncan Scott extended his streak in the pool as Great Britain won six Olympic medals on Friday with potentially more to come.

    A silver for Kye Whyte in the BMX men's race was Britain's first in the event at an Olympic Games, and a first gold quickly followed through Shriever in the women's race.Scott claimed his third medal in Tokyo with silver in the men's 200m individual medley, while Luke Greenbank took 200m backstroke bronze.

    The men's eight won a rowing bronze and Bryony Page added another in the women's trampolining on day seven.
    GB finished the Games with two rowing medals, their lowest rowing medal tally at an Olympics since they won two at Atlanta 1996 and the first time they have not won at least one gold since 1980.

    Friday brought the start of the athletics in Tokyo, with Dina Asher-Smith qualifying second in her opening 100m heat
     
    Day-by-day guide to the Games
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    Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith exit but gold for Great Britain in mixed relay events - BBC Sport


    It takes GB's total medal haul in Tokyo to 28, with eight gold medals, four of those coming in swimming - the first time they have won that many in the pool in 113 years.
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    « Reply #14 on: 08:20:36, 01/08/21 »
    Mixed teams are fun,triathalon etc,but I'm surprised that most folk are not interested or watching.
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