What to Watch This Weekend: Olympic Special

July 23, 2021

It’s an Olympic special What to Watch This Weekend,¬†with our Tokyo Scots ready to finally to get going at the 2020 Olympic Games. We spotlight three events to watch out for this weekend.


The first medal of the Olympic Games will be awarded in the women’s 10m air rifle shooting event, with Seonaid McIntosh hoping to add Olympic success to her two bronze medals at Gold Coast 2018. If you fancy a late night on Friday the event is due to start around 00:20 UK time.


The men’s road race (03:00-10:00) is also taking place during the early hours of Saturday morning, with Tao Geoghegan Hart, who recently declared his ambition to compete for Scotland at Birmingham 2022, in action.

The women’s road race (05:00-09:30) is on Sunday morning, with rising star Anna Shackley making her Olympic debut.


On Sunday Grace Reid will be competing for a place on the podium in the 3m synchronised diving with Kat Torrance (07:00), while the heats for the Women’s 100m backstroke and men’s 200m freestyle will feature Cassie Wild, Kathleen Dawson and Duncan Scott at the more leisurely time of 11:00.

Good luck to all Scots competing in Tokyo and elsewhere across the weekend!

Coverage: 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.

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