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    This worked well I thought for Tokyo to have somewhere to talk about the non athletics part of the games, as I'm sure plenty of us are going to be watching other sports as well.

    England have announced their flag bearers - https://teamengland.org/news/commonw...arers-revealed

    I like the choice of Emily Campbell. Highlighting a successful athlete in a sport that doesn't always get the same level of attention in the UK as some others do can only help moving forward.

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    should be interesting.

    In regards to medals England will be looking to finish top of the medal table like Glasgow 14, but Australia are formidable (swimming and athletics arguably better than previous games). And last time they won 80 golds to England's 45.

    prefer them over the olympics not sure why

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    • #3
      Adding team sports has not helped the Comm Games. Even before the quota system the extra expense of teams impacted the number of selections for individual sports. It has also greatly increased the logistics and expense of hosting which must be a contributing factor to the reduced number of host city applicants. And really, what do beach volleyball and 3x3 basketball add to the Games?

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      • #4
        All these extra sports do make for a bit of a circus I guess : and many of us won't be interested - but I imagine it is a thrill for those who participate in them. The problem is indeed the increased expense so I wonder if continued expansion is at all sustainable. And the fear that "traditional" sports will be reduced to offset - as we already see with quotas , and the removal of say , shooting from the programme. (Not a great fan of shooting , myself : but it has been in the Commonwealths for fifty years...)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DerbyCountyinNZ View Post
          Adding team sports has not helped the Comm Games. Even before the quota system the extra expense of teams impacted the number of selections for individual sports. It has also greatly increased the logistics and expense of hosting which must be a contributing factor to the reduced number of host city applicants. And really, what do beach volleyball and 3x3 basketball add to the Games?
          I mean, some of the team sports include cricket, rugby and netball. all of those are sports which are predominantly played by Commonwealth nations anyway, so I don't see the problem with them being in the games.

          Also - according to this article - https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...till-available - 3x3 basketball is one of the more popular sports ticket wise.

          As for the future, they've already said that future games will only have 2 compulsary sports - athletics and swimming. Everything else can be changed between editions.

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          • #6
            Opening ceremony 19:00 Thursday

            Day 1 Medals - 29/7/2022

            11:01 Triathlon Men Sprint Final
            14:31 Triathlon Women Sprint Final
            16:02 Track Cycling Women Tandem B - Sprint Final
            16:10 Track Cycling Men Tandem B - 1000m Time Trial Final
            16:41 Track Cycling Women 4000m Team Pursuit Final
            17:00 Artistic Gymnastics Men Team Final & Individual Qualification Subdivision 3
            17:20 Track Cycling Men 4000m Team Pursuit Final
            17:55 Track Cycling Women Team Sprint Final
            18:03 Track Cycling Men Team Sprint Final
            19:07 Swimming Men 400m Freestyle Final
            19:15 Swimming Women Women's 400m Individual Medley Final Final
            19:25 Swimming Women Women's 200m Freestyle Final Final
            19:48 Swimming Men 100m Backstroke S9 Final
            19:58 Swimming Women 100m Freestyle S9 Final
            21:07 Swimming Men 200m Breaststroke Final
            21:15 Swimming Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final

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            • #7
              Emily Campbell is an important figure in British sport. She is a great choice. ...And I'd also like to see her have a go at the shot. 17m underarm, perhaps?

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              • #8
                We have our first medal winner! Nigerian boxer Jacinta Umunnakwe gets a bronze by walkover. (All boxing semi-finalists get bronze)

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                • #9
                  Link to all kinds of everything for tomorrow on the BBC streaming website. Set your alarms for the bowls at 08.25.

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live-guide

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                  • #10
                    Crikey, the bbc has the entire games covered on their main channels,digital, iplayer,red button and sports website.

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                    • #11
                      Enjoying it so far: exciting triathlon at the moment.

                      Cracking race!
                      Last edited by Grassmarket; 29-07-22, 11:52.

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                      • #12
                        Alex Yee wins England's first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games

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                        • BeHappy
                          BeHappy commented
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                          Pleased for Alex. I wonder how inspired he was by running round Sutton Park

                      • #13
                        If I remember rightly the BBC coverage of the 2014 games was widely applauded in the athletics community, with entire field events shown on red button. Looks like we may get a repeat this time.

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                        • #14
                          Katherine Merry, fresh back from Seattle, is filling in some time before the athletics start by commentating on the netball - doing Aus v Barbados at the moment.

                          Women's triathlon just about to start, if it's half as good as the men's it'll be a cracker.
                          Last edited by Grassmarket; 29-07-22, 14:22.

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                          • carterhatch
                            carterhatch commented
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                            Beth Potter representing Scotland in the triathlon - some might recall she ran the 10 000 at Rio 2016 for Team GB ...

                        • #15
                          Beth had a great swim, is a real contender now.

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