Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020: males’s street race gold, boxing, swimming and extra – reside!

Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020: males’s street race gold, boxing, swimming and extra – reside!

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One to observe within the ladies’s 10m air rifle at the moment is Luna Solomon, who’s competing for the Refugee Staff. She fled her nation, Eritrea, in 2015 earlier than arriving in Switzerland. She took up capturing there and is now competing in Tokyo. She’s close to the underside of the qualifying spherical in the mean time and nearly definitely received’t make the ultimate however simply being right here is sort of one thing.

Luna Solomon throughout a coaching session within the build-up to the Video games. {Photograph}: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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Barack Obama wish to want you good luck (if you’re a world-class athlete. And American. However I’m certain he needs you effectively even in case you’re not):

Barack Obama
I couldn’t be prouder of the unimaginable athletes representing @TeamUSA on the Olympics. Their willpower and exhausting work bought them this far, they usually’re able to seize this second. We’ll be rooting for all of them the way in which.

July 23, 2021

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Kieran Pender

Final night time was a giant one for workforce Australia, with the pageantry and symbolism of the opening ceremony on the Olympic Stadium. Though simply 63 members of Australia’s 480-odd delegation formally marched, the remainder gathered round their televisions within the athletes’ village or their workforce motels (for these out of Tokyo).
There is likely to be just a few sleepy heads this morning. It was an emotional night time for the Aussies, with Patty Mills changing into the primary Indigenous Australian to fly the flag in a gap ceremony. Mills has been a serious power for Australian basketball, with Tokyo 2020 his fourth Olympics and he’s widely-admired by his friends for his sporting success and social justice activism.However this morning consideration turns to the motion on the pitch/pool/subject. Australia would not have excessive medal hopes on day one, however there are many essential preliminary encounters across the venues. The Kookaburras face Japan within the hockey, Richie Porte, Lucas Hamilton and Luke Durbridge are all in motion within the street race and Jian Fang Lay will make her sixth Olympic look within the desk tennis. Tonight, all eyes will likely be on the heats on the Aquatics Centre, with Emma McKeon anticipated to shine within the 100m butterfly, Elijah Winnington and Jack McLoughlin jostling for lane place within the 400m freestyle and the ladies’s 100m freestyle relay closing out the night time.

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We requested earlier which new sports activities you’d prefer to see on the Olympics. Brucie Morris needs to see lacrosse:
“It’s a sport that hasn’t appeared since 1948, and 1908 was the final time it was a medal sport (Canada beating GB 14-10). The worldwide federation, World Lacrosse has simply been awarded full IOC member standing, and the massive intention is to be invited to the LA 2028 Summer time Video games as a result of recognition in North America.
“It’s a particularly quick paced sport, and the most recent format of the sport is objective constructed (for good and sick) for TV with the Olympics in thoughts. Males’s and girls’s lacrosse will seem as a full occasion on the 2022 World Video games in Birmingham, Alabama, the place hopefully the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy will seem because the very first consultant of a First Nation indigenous peoples at a multi disciplinary occasion!”
If nothing else, we might be handled to some wonderful names. Shackleford Stanwick and Bizzy Blanding anybody?

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Some details about Staff USA (and NBA) star Kevin Durant:
1) He is superb at basketball
2) He’s (surprisingly) very tall
3) He is superb at basketball
4) He’s just a bit skinny skinned
5) He is superb at basketball
6) His birthday is 29 September
Taking the final level into consideration, why had been the US workforce singing Pleased Birthday to him at the moment?

Staff USA sang blissful birthday to KD. His birthday is in September 😂(through @JaValeMcGee)

July 23, 2021

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Kieran Pender

Individuals assist Russian archer Svetlena Gombaeva after she felt faint within the warmth as temperatures soared on the Olympics. {Photograph}: Anadolu Company/Getty Photographs
Following final night time’s opening ceremony, the solar has risen on the primary full day of motion at Tokyo 2020. The warmth has been stifling on the bottom up to now – even final night time on the Olympic Stadium the temperature was within the excessive 20s celsius till previous midnight. How the athletes deal with the humid situations has been a serious matter of dialog within the build-up; we noticed the results it might have yesterday when a Russian archer handed out from warmth stress. And we’re set for an additional scorcher at the moment, with temperatures anticipated to hit 32C. That’s certain to pose a check for the male cyclists of their gruelling street race on boiling tarmac round Mount Fuji whereas hockey gamers can even really feel the warmth on the astroturf of Oi Hockey Stadium, with the lads’s event about to start when Australia face the house nation.

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Whats up. We’re lastly underway (even when we’ve been type of underway for just a few days now, however here’s what is arising within the subsequent few hours:
Ladies’s 10m air rifle: now
Males’s hockey: Australia v Japan (1.30am BST/8.30pm ET/10.30am AEST)
Males’s rowing: (2am BST/9pm ET/11am AEST)
Males’s biking street race begins: 3am BST/10pm ET/12pm AEST)

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Gary Naylor
The apparent occasion to incorporate in The Olympics is Parkour – however I do not suppose they’d settle for the invitation @duresport.So, darts it’s.

July 23, 2021

My buddy and colleague Jeff Zillgitt and I as soon as had the thought for a Pub Video games that would come with darts, numerous billiard/pool sports activities, foosball and that shuffleboard factor you typically see. Right now’s bar-goers within the US are extra hooked up to trivia contests, which could possibly be a number of enjoyable. Possibly Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings might do commentary.
Tom, take it away.

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Trivia and new sports activities Miguel Aviles has answered my query concerning the hat trick within the first day of girls’s soccer competitors with Vivienne Miedema of the Netherlands. I suppose so, although she went on to attain a fourth. I’d really forgotten about her as a result of, in the identical recreation, Zambia’s Barbra Banda additionally had a hat trick.
On new sports activities, Stephen Broadley asks a reliable query: “Why are they introducing so many sports activities that may’t be measured objectively?” As a result of controversy sells! (Additionally as a result of the youngsters appear to love these items.)
Please begin directing your concepts for brand spanking new sports activities to the sensible Tom Lutz, who will likely be taking up for me in … two minutes? Wow, this simply flew by. Years of anticipation to get these Olympics underway, so I suppose it’s no shock that it looks like it’s going shortly now that it’s right here.

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Trinidad and Tobago doesn’t have many athletes within the Olympics in occasions aside from observe and subject / athletics, however one in every of them, rower Felice Chow, simply left her fellow opponents within the single sculls repechage not simply in her wake however behind her wake. Not unhealthy for a 44-year-old. (All of it goes downhill after that, I say as a 51-year-old who hasn’t deal with himself within the final 25 years.)

Trinidad and Tobago’s Felice Chow competes within the ladies’s single sculls rowing heats Friday in Tokyo. She didn’t qualify from this warmth however labored her manner into the subsequent rounds in Saturday’s repechage. {Photograph}: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Photographs

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What occasion would you prefer to see within the Olympics?

This was a query raised within the final weblog after we talked about Final, which was left off the Paris program in favor of breakdancing. Sport climbing, browsing and skateboarding will likely be carried over from Tokyo; baseball, softball and karate won’t.
One thought from bethyl t through e mail: “firstly to resurrect the swimming impediment race, final seen within the 1900 video games, as a result of there appear to be countless swimming disciplines however none that contain swimming over poles and beneath boats. deliver it again.
“secondly, and i’d actually love for this to occur – double dutch! it’s a lot enjoyable, countless room for inventive expression, and it’s exhilirating to observe. the game stays sturdy – i consider there’s a league construction within the states, they usually have common tournaments too. can be a pleasure to see it on the video games.”
That’s old-school proper there:

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You’ve seen the ceremony (or not less than the highlights). You’ve seen some soccer and softball (or not less than some highlights, hopefully together with the ladies’s soccer hat-trick – first individual to e mail [email protected] with the identify of the scorer wins … their identify on this weblog). You’ve seen rowing preliminary heats (or not less than some highlights). You’ve spent a few hours enjoying the Google Doodle.
Now all of it begins for actual.
Any biking man nonetheless standing after the Tour de France will spend one other few hours within the saddle chasing Olympic gold. Individuals will begin punching, kicking, throwing, choking and brandishing swords at one another with out being arrested. Horses and folks will do horse folks issues. We’ll all turn out to be immediate specialists on 3×3 basketball and marvel how the US males might have did not qualify in a sport performed in 1000’s of parks and driveways throughout the nation.
Badminton gamers, seaside volleyball gamers, indoor volleyball gamers, tennis gamers and desk tennis gamers will hit issues over nets of assorted sizes. Individuals will carry heavy issues. Women and men will vault and flip. Swimmers and rowers will go quick throughout the water’s floor or barely beneath it. And handball, subject hockey, softball and water polo groups will combat to nudge foot-soccerball out of the highlight.
The primary medal, although, is in ladies’s 10-meter air rifle, which at all times appears to have a pleasant story concerned. In 2008, the winner was the Czech Republic’s Katerina Emmons, who had a brand new surname due to her resolution to say just a few comforting phrases to US shooter Matt Emmons in 2004 after he spoiled his probabilities of successful a second gold medal by firing on the unsuitable goal on his final shot. In 2016, the shock winner was US teenager Ginny Thrasher, who smiled by her few hours of fame earlier than returning to West Virginia College to win some NCAA {hardware}, full a biomedical engineering diploma and turn out to be a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.
These Olympians … such slackers.

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