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Re: Tokyo 2020 - GB hopes: Diving | Athletics | Boxing | Cycling

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:08 am
by Dowbocop
Schedule (cheers Drummy!)
https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic ... hedule.htm

It's my son's first Olympics so I can't wait to watch it with him. I vaguely remember Seoul 88 from when I was a little bit younger than he was so hopefully we can enjoy a bit together ahead of full indoctrination in 2024 :wub:

Have to say, despite my longstanding love for the Olympics I'm a bit apprehensive about how things are going to go down in Tokyo. Hoping that things don't get out of hand and we don't look back on this as a monument to stupidity.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:24 am
by Drumstick
Dowbo please can you add a schedule into the OP, thanks

EDIT: Don't worry, the official website has a pretty good one, simply hover over the medal images and it tells you what events are being decided on that day

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic ... hedule.htm

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:02 am
by Dowbocop
Sweden absolutely pumping Team USA here.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:28 am
by Corazon de Leon
Where can we watch everything?

EDIT: iPlayer. Never mind.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:38 am
by Oblomov Boblomov
Love to see the footballers taking the knee :wub:.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:40 am
by Dowbocop
Corazon de Leon wrote:Where can we watch everything?

EDIT: iPlayer. Never mind.

And Eurosport.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.radiot ... guide/amp/

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:41 am
by Dual
Looking forward to the skateboarding.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:44 am
by Corazon de Leon
Dual wrote:Looking forward to the skateboarding.


I’m really looking forward to this!

Also, this women’s football round Robin has been strawberry floating howling so far. Japan vs Canada, Canada look alright but Japan can’t string passes together.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:48 am
by Knoyleo
First time at the Olympics for sport climbing! Really looking forwards to seeing how that competition pans out and how it's received.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:59 pm
by PatSharpsMullet
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Dual wrote:Looking forward to the skateboarding.


I’m really looking forward to this!

Also, this women’s football round Robin has been strawberry floating howling so far. Japan vs Canada, Canada look alright but Japan can’t string passes together.

There was also a narrow 10-3 victory for the Netherlands against Zambia.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:53 pm
by Ecno
Is there a good list anywhere of who (Team GB&NI) we've competing in what?

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:55 pm
by Moggy
Ecno wrote:Is there a good list anywhere of who (Team GB&NI) we've competing in what?


https://www.teamgb.com/athletes/our-ath ... 2GnbMHFhIL

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:03 pm
by Ecno
Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:Is there a good list anywhere of who (Team GB&NI) we've competing in what?


https://www.teamgb.com/athletes/our-ath ... 2GnbMHFhIL


The Team GB site is pretty dreadful i.e. that shows a list of all Athletes ever...

Have any of the papers done a day by day guide with our Athletes yet?

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:04 pm
by Moggy
Ecno wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Ecno wrote:Is there a good list anywhere of who (Team GB&NI) we've competing in what?


https://www.teamgb.com/athletes/our-ath ... 2GnbMHFhIL


The Team GB site is pretty dreadful i.e. that shows a list of all Athletes ever...

Have any of the papers done a day by day guide with our Athletes yet?


https://www.teamgb.com/games-time/tokyo-2020

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:42 pm
by Captain Kinopio
It's really sad these games will be tarnished by COVID. I can only imagine Japan would have put on a hell of a show in normal times. Now it feels a bit, let's just get it out the way. Feel bad for everyone involved, the athletes, the organisers and those in country who don't want it to go ahead.

Still, love me some Olympic competition so really looking forward to catching as much of it as I can :wub:

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:19 pm
by Lotus
I love the Olympics, but there's been little fanfare compared to usual because of COVID, and it all feels a bit tarnished what with no fans, some athletes already pulling out (and likely more to come), etc. It's a real shame, as it already feels like a bit of an anti-climax and it hasn't even started yet.

The time difference will be the main barrier for me watching this I think, so I'll have to make do with highlights, which isn't great. I'll probably watch the opening ceremony for once though, seeing as it's Japan doing it :wub:

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:28 pm
by Jenuall
Yeah I hadn't even realised this had started!

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:33 pm
by Corazon de Leon
Jenuall wrote:Yeah I hadn't even realised this had started!


I think it'[s just some preliminary rounds, with the games starting properly on Friday.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:43 am
by Parksey
Whilst I don't live in Tokyo, interest here feels really flat. It doesn't feel like it all kicks off tomorrow. I came to Japan just after they announced Tokyo had the games, and there was build up and excitement even back then.

In some ways, I do feel sorry for them, as I know how the run up to the games feels and how much a successful one can invigorate the country, like London 2012 did.

On the other hand, I think the government have strawberry floated up quite a few times with COVID. Ineffectual "State of Emergencies" getting called that don't really do anything except shut bars and restaurants at 9pm. People believing that just masking up but not changing any other habits is sufficient. People still flocking en masse to places on days off or when the weather is nice. Still holding events because it's just "what is always done" rather than thinking logically. Taking the foot off the gas whenever cases drop, and then having "4th and 5th waves".

Now such stupidity is in no way limited to Japan, and the UK has had its own brand of idiocy added to those as well, with the lack of masks.

And some of it is the IOC too, who seem to want the games to go ahead despite anything, presumably for corporate reasons. Even if the Japanese government wanted to cancel the games, they probably couldn't.

It might all kick off tomorrow, once media attention switches to broadcasting the games rather than the Corona issues surrounding it, but there's not much sense of anticipation.

Re: Tokyo Olympics - Faster, Higher, Stronger (no not you Covid :dread:)

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:18 am
by Memento Mori
Things are going pretty good.

The show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed, one day before the event is due to be held.

Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the Holocaust.

Japan's Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video ridiculed "painful facts of history".

The dismissal is the latest in a string of scandals to hit the Games.

It comes days after a composer quit the team creating the ceremony after it emerged he had bullied classmates with disabilities at school.

In March, creative chief Hiroshi Sasaki quit after suggesting that plus-size comedian Naomi Watanabe could appear as an "Olympig". He later apologised.

And in February, Yoshiro Mori was forced to step down as the head of the organising committee after he made remarks about women that were criticised as "inappropriate".

Mr Mori was quoted as saying women talked too much and that meetings with many female board directors would "take a lot of time"