Olympics 2021: what’s on in Tokyo today, medal events and BBC schedule – as Team GB go for women’s hockey gold

The Olympics' final week is well under way, with the sporting action in Tokyo still providing plenty of excitement
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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics (postponed to this year following the coronavirus crisis) are well underway, as we enter the final week of the Games.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Games is taking place without spectators at Olympics venues in Tokyo.

Here is our daily guide to what's on at the Olympics.

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey of Team GB compete in the Women's Skiff 49er class on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey of Team GB compete in the Women's Skiff 49er class on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey of Team GB compete in the Women's Skiff 49er class on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

We’ll keep this article updated on a day-to-day basis, so check back regularly for each day’s highlights and events to watch.

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What’s on at the Olympics on Monday 2 August?

Sisters Tiffany Porter and Cindy Sember challenge in the women’s 100m hurdles.

(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)
(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)

Track cycling commences with the women’s team sprint, while Britain stands strong medal chances in both team and individual eventing.

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics, is in action in the women’s 87kg weightlifting.

Prior to her coming out as transgender, Hubbard previously competed in domestic men’s competitions, holding the national record holder as a junior, lifting a total of 300kg before she quit in 2001 at the age of 23.

Hubbard began her transition in 2012, and in 2017, 16 years after last competing, Hubbard made her return to the sport.

(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)
(Image: NationalWorld/JPIMedia)

The weightlifter is ranked 7th in the IWF’s women’s +87kg division, and impressed at the Olympic qualifications by earning the fourth highest total.

At 43 years old, Hubbard is also the third oldest lifter in Olympic history.

Monday’s highlights include:

Sport Event
Artistic gymnastics men's rings, women's floor, men's vault
Athletics men's long jump, women's 100m hurdles, women's discus, men's 3,000m steeplechase, women's 5,000m
Badminton women's doubles, men's singles
Cycling women's team sprint
Equestrian eventing team, eventing individual
Sailing 49er FX women, 49er men
Shooting men's 25m rapid fire pistol, men's 50m rifle 3 positions
Weightlifting women's 87kg, women's +87kg
Wrestling women's freestyle 76kg, men's Greco-Roman 60kg, men's Greco-Roman 130kg

Are there any British hopefuls?

Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson will sail for Team GB in today’s women's 49er FX medal race – the former having previously competed for Ireland at Rio 2016.

In the men’s 49er sailing race, 2017 world champions Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher will be hoping to bring home the gold for Britain.

In weightlifting, Emily Campbell – who arrived in Tokyo in form having captured the +87kg European title just four months before the Games began – is looking to feel the weight of gold around her neck once again.

Women's hockey reaches the quarter-final stage, with Team GB taking on Spain for a place in the semis.

How can I watch it?

The 2020 Olympic Games will be available to watch via two broadcasters in the UK.

The BBC is set to cover over 350 hours of uninterrupted coverage live and free-to-air. As well as broadcasting on BBC One and Two, the Games will be available to watch on BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

The BBC will be carrying coverage of the opening ceremony from 12pm.

Due to the tricky time difference between Japan and the UK, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch highlights throughout the Games.

As well as sporadic highlights dotted across BBC One and Two throughout the day, there will be a daily Today at the Games show, broadcasting around 7pm or 7.30pm every night of the Olympics.

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