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Team GB athletes will not face strict medal targets for Tokyo Olympics

Competition data is missing due to pandemicTeam GB aiming to take 375 athletes to GamesTeam GB’s athletes will not face medal targets for the Tokyo Olympics after it was revealed that its experts do not have enough data to make accurate forecasts, beca…

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Team GB steps up Covid jab programme amid fears Japan will put UK on red list

BOA says 86% of athletes have had at least one vaccinationQuarantine periods may be extended before Tokyo Olympics The British Olympic Association has reacted to speculation that Japan could place the UK on its red list by revealing that 86% of Team GB…

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Mo Farah brushes off bad run and says he can defend Olympic 10,000m title

Briton ran 22 seconds outside qualifying time for TokyoFarah blames ‘niggle’ in left ankle for poor performanceIn elite sport there is often a fine line between defiance and delusion, and Mo Farah appeared to be skirting dangerously close to the latter…

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Passing the torch: Team GB’s Nikita Parris follows her sister into Olympics

Footballer watched her sister Natasha Jonas box at London 2012 and is targeting gold with Team GB at the Tokyo GamesWhen Nikita Parris watched the 2012 Olympics as a fan, she had one eye on the debut of the Team GB women’s football team. The other was …

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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Bardsley a surprise choice in Team GB women’s Olympic football squad

Fifteen England players included in 18-strong squadNo Cuthbert, Nobbs, Mead, Greenwood or Beth EnglandFive 2012 Olympians have been included in the 18-player Team GB women’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The England captain Steph Houghton, …

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Max Whitlock to lead young GB men’s gymnastics team at Tokyo Olympics

Joe Fraser, James Hall and Giarrni Regini-Moran complete squadWomen’s team announcement delayed after Josh Downie deathMax Whitlock will lead the Great Britain men’s gymnastics team in Tokyo as he aims to become the fourth man in history to successfull…

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Adam Gemili ‘would take a knee’ in Tokyo and warns IOC over protest ban

British sprinter critical of Olympic podium protest regulations‘If they ban an athlete for protesting, all hell will break loose’Adam Gemili has vowed to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter if he wins an Olympic medal in Tokyo – and warned the…

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The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian

Harry Edward, who took 100m bronze at the 1920 Antwerp Games, enjoyed an extraordinary running career but he deserves to be far better rememberedHarry Edward took a deep breath, pushed his spikes into the holes he’d just dug in the sodden cinder track …

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Scotland’s Rhona Lloyd: ‘Since I was a kid I’ve wanted to go to the Olympics’

Winger’s 15s game has taken a back seat as she chases her Olympic dream in the GB Sevens’ extended squadReaching the Olympics has been a lifelong dream for Rhona Lloyd. As a child she didn’t know what sport she wanted to compete in, but she knew she wa…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup

Plans to host Ryder Cup and Women’s Rugby World CupNew strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medalsUK Sport plans to bring nearly 100 major sporting events over the next decade to Britain, including the 2030 World Cup and 2025 Women’s Rugby W…

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit

Adidas kit contains cooling materials for hot environmentsDesign departs from Stella McCartney creations of 2012 and 2016Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate “unity in diversity” – and, in a…

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit

Adidas kit contains cooling materials for hot environmentsDesign departs from Stella McCartney creations of 2012 and 2016Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate “unity in diversity” – and, in a…

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit

Adidas kit contains cooling materials for hot environmentsDesign departs from Stella McCartney creations of 2012 and 2016Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate “unity in diversity” – and, in a…

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit

Adidas kit contains cooling materials for hot environmentsDesign departs from Stella McCartney creations of 2012 and 2016Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate “unity in diversity” – and, in a…

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit

Adidas kit contains cooling materials for hot environmentsDesign departs from Stella McCartney creations of 2012 and 2016Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate “unity in diversity” – and, in a…

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Team GB to have male and female flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics

Only three British women have carried the flagMove will leave ‘real hallmark legacy message’Team GB will have male and female flag bearers at the Tokyo Games for the first time in Olympic history. The move, which has been encouraged by the Internationa…

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Team GB aims to ensure athletes can make Olympic protests at Tokyo Games

Mark England: ‘Really important we find a route for athletes’IOC forbids demonstrations in competition or ceremoniesMark England, Team GB’s chef de mission at the Olympics this summer, says the organisation is in dialogue with British athletes to ensur…