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Countdown to Tokyo

Season 1
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Looking at developments ahead of the Tokyo, profiling athletes, exploring the venues and examining the issues.
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  1. 1. Olympic Legends and New Sports
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    January 31, 2020
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    We look at the five new sports at Tokyo, the Olympic Dream of Cameron Burrell and the theatre of weightlifting.
  2. 2. The Face of the Games
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    March 14, 2020
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    As Naomi Osaka prepares to become the face of the Tokyo, we look at 3x3 basketball, sailing, hurdling and the Olympic Mascots of past and present as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  3. 3. France and Olympic Aquatics
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    January 31, 2020
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    While France and China look to continue their recent Olympic glory, Laszlo Cseh seeks gold in a Michael Phelps-less 2021.
  4. 4. River of Fortune
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Jessica Fox seeks gold in Tokyo, we look at the medal chances of Norway and South Korea, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown’s latest accomplishment and the ticket lottery.
  5. 5. Breaststroke Brilliance
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Adam Peaty prepares to defend his crown, Lee Chong sadly steps down. Plus, Tokyo’s beaches need a good scrubbing, and we look at the best ever second-place finishers.
  6. 6. ​Wrestling and Weapons
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    January 31, 2020
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    As India continues to dream of hosting in 2032, Japan prepares Tokyo Bay for sailing. Also, we look at Stephen Curry, Jordan Burroughs, Bianca Walkden and Amber Hill.
  7. 7. Staying the Distance
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    January 31, 2020
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    The careers of Chen Long and Eliud Kipchoge take center stage, and we reflecton Japan’s past and the best marathoners of all time.
  8. 8. Seas of Change
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    January 31, 2020
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    Family ties and the new wave of sport.
  9. 9. Prancers and Apprentices
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    January 31, 2020
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    Charlotte Dujardin looks to continue her dressage dominance, while Tomokazu Harimoto may be the next big thing in table tennis. Also, the most successful athletes out of Universiade.
  10. 10. The USA Women’s Soccer Team
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Japan’s own Rui Hachimura prepares for his Olympic Dream, USA’s Women’s Soccer Team are ready for another shot at gold. Plus, Serbia’s shocking loss at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
  11. 11. The Lure of Olympic Gold
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    January 31, 2020
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    As the chance of Olympic Glory forces Simona Halep and Jason Kenny to rethink retirement, we look at both the archers and divers of 2021.
  12. 12. Real Steel
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    January 31, 2020
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    You have to be made of the right stuff to make it at the Olympics.
  13. 13. Cool Pursuits
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    January 31, 2020
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    While Katie Ledecky may have met her match in Ariarne Titmus, Olympic organisers look to cool-down beach volleyball. Plus, marathon swimming and sailing as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  14. 14. Perfect Timing
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    January 31, 2020
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    Hitomi Hatakeda puts the gymnastics world on notice with Tokyo approaching. Also, Sarah Sjostrom prepares for her third Olympics and we hear from IOC President Thomas Bach.
  15. 15. Shaping Up
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Kanoa Igarashi prepares to surf his way to gold, South Africa rallies behind Tatjana Schoenmaker. Plus, we look at volleyball, boxing and fencing as Tokyo nears.
  16. 16. Golden Vibes
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    January 31, 2020
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    As the women of Britain and Netherlands prepare for the ultimate hockey showdown, we take a look at dressage queen Isabell Werth. Also, skateboarding, marathon swimming and more.
  17. 17. Sands of Time
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Brazil hires a new coach for the women’s football team, beach volleyballers April Ross and Alix Klineman dream for gold. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy tees off for Olympic glory and more.
  18. 18. Rising Up
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    January 31, 2020
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    The world of speed climbing becomes man versus machine as Russia hopes for gold in synchronised swimming. Plus, Japan’s dual citizen athletes have a choice to make.
  19. 19. Going for Greatness
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    January 31, 2020
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    Mountain biker Nino Schurter hopes to become the best of all time in Tokyo, while PV Sindhu and Kylie Masse are hoping for a medal upgrade in 2021.
  20. 20. Game, Set, Gold
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    January 31, 2020
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    The American’s finally stumble in basketball at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, while Roger Federer aims for the one thing he has never won: Olympic gold. Also, history's greatest rowing crews.
  21. 21. Wave of Choice
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Novak Djokovic prepares for 2021, the world’s best short-boarders catch waves with Tokyo in sight. Also, taekowndo, badminton, wrestling and a good night’s sleep as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  22. 22. Boiling Point
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    January 31, 2020
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    As we look back at the biggest disappointments in Olympic history, we look forward to 2021’s venues. Plus, hammer-throw controversy and more as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  23. 23. High Speed Heroines
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    January 31, 2020
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    The world’s fastest women meet at the in Doha, while Kyle Lowry prepares USA basketball for it’s fourth straight Olympic gold. Ireland celebrate their show-jumping success and more.
  24. 24. American Flyers
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Lilly King prepares to battle Yulia Efimova in the pool once again, Simone Biles ready’s herself for Tokyo. Also, we countdown the world’s fastest men as Tokyo prepares for long-distance events.
  25. 25. Barty Party
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    January 31, 2020
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    World number one Ash Barty is hoping for Olympic glory as Marianne Vos looks to get back on top in road cycling. Plus, Liam Heath prepares to paddle his way to gold.
  26. 26. Back on the Bike
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    January 31, 2020
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    Swimming’s greatest rivalry looks set to continue as Australia and the USA prepare for Tokyo. Meanwhile, Japan are hoping to dominate baseball in 2021.
  27. 27. All the Right Moves
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    January 31, 2020
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    As we reflect on the fastest women in Olympic marathon history, Daniel Dhers is hoping he can go for gold in 2021. Also, hurdles, judo, diving and more as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  28. 28. Paddle Power
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    January 31, 2020
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    New Zealand canoe queen Lisa Carrington is aiming for gold in 2021, while school’s in session for Tokyo’s robot mascots. Plus, triple-jump, boxing and the logo for Paris.
  29. 29. Speed Queen
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    January 31, 2020
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    Footballer Keisuke Honda looks to make Japan proud in 2021, while the ‘Archery Cowboy’ Brady Ellison hopes to win gold for the USA. Plus, the Brownlee’s look to regain their former triathlon glory.
  30. 30. Team Player
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Jenny Rissveds looks to climb the Olympic mountain once again, Fiji are hoping this will be their year in rugby sevens. Meanwhile, a new volleyball is unveiled for Tokyo.
  31. 31. Bringing it Back
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    January 31, 2020
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    While Tokyo’s organisers continue to sweat over the schedule, Michael Rudisha looks to become the greatest middle distance runner ever. Also, Carolina Marin seeks another Olympic Gold.
  32. 32. School’s Out
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    January 31, 2020
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    As we countdown the greatest Olympic boxers of all time, we look ahead to Tokyo’s new Stadium. Also, Joseph Schooling needs to be fit for 2021 and more.
  33. 33. Spanish Pride
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    January 31, 2020
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    Italy is hoping for a return to it’s glory days, while Jon Rahm is doing his part to give golf a proper Olympic revival. Also, Gong Lijao is trying to clinch gold in the women’s shot-put.
  34. 34. Staying Power
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    January 31, 2020
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    With skateboarding making it’s Olympic debut, Sky Brown sets her sights on gold. Meanwhile, Justin Gatlin hopes to cap his career with Olympic gold. Plus, archery, equestrian and more.
  35. 35. Great Scott
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    January 31, 2020
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    We explain just how wrestling works in the Olympics. Also, Giles Scott prepares himself, and his boat, for Tokyo.
  36. 36. Calling Long Distance
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    January 31, 2020
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    As Conseslus Kiprupto looks to defend his crown, the hockey schedule is revealed ahead of Tokyo. With surfing set to make it’s Olympic Games debut, who will make waves in Tokyo?
  37. 37. Closing in on Tokyo
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    January 31, 2020
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    After missing out on Gold in Rio, Chad Le Chos hopes Tokyo will be different. Simone Biles heads back to school, and Germany seeks a return to Olympic glory as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  38. 38. Pedal Power
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    January 31, 2020
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    With only six months to go, we take a look at cycling as we approach Tokyo. Chris Froome is back from injury and hoping for gold, and we explain BMX freestyle as we Countdown to Tokyo.
  39. 39. First Time Olympians
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    January 31, 2020
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    After looking back at some of history’s most controversial Olympians, we set our sights on Tokyo’s first timers, including tennis bad-boy Nick Kyrgios and USA surfer Caroline Marks.
  40. 40. Sports Big Ticket
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    January 31, 2020
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    USA Basketball has a new Dream Team, only this time, it’s the coaching staff. Meanwhile, Olympic Organisers reveal Tokyo’s ticket designs and Karsten Warholm is on the verge of hurdling history.
  41. 41. The Village People
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    January 31, 2020
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    With Tokyo revealing the athlete’s village, we take a look at the Australian football team. Also, the best of women in Olympic tennis history and Japan’s hope for race-walking glory.
  42. 42. United by Emotion
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    January 31, 2020
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    Whether it’s climbers, runners or swimmers, everyone at Tokyo will be united by emotion.
  43. 43. Medals and More
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    January 31, 2020
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    Team GB are out for medals and more at Tokyo but even their spending power seems unlikely to dethrone the queens of the court, the unbeatable USA women’s basketball team.
  44. 44. Olympic Inspiration
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    January 31, 2020
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    Olympic history is filled with inspirational moments and today's current batch of athletes, young and old, will look to make some of their own at Tokyo.
  45. 45. Vice and Virtue
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    January 31, 2020
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    Doping is a scourge on Olympic sport but most athletes are committed to competing with honour and keeping the Olympic spirit burning.
  46. 46. Flame Flickers
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    January 31, 2020
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    As the world waited for an IOC coronavirus diagnosis, Olympic athletes locked down or pushed on toward Tokyo.
  47. 47. Olympic delay not all bad news
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    January 31, 2020
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    The postponement of Tokyo to 2021 is good news for some athletes.
  48. 48. Athletes Reset Preparation
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    January 31, 2020
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    Women’s triple jump, men’s park skateboarding and Russia begs for fresh start.
  49. 49. Athletes in Isolation
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    January 31, 2020
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    The work done by athletes in COVID-19 isolation may well decide the medals when the Olympic sports emerge from the 2020 vacuum.
  50. 50. Must-See Athletes of Tokyo 2021
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    January 31, 2020
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    Counting down the ten must-see athletes of 2021.
  51. 51. The COVID Games
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    January 20, 2020
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    COVID-19 - its casualties and crusaders on the Countdown to Tokyo.
  52. 52. In Search of Gold
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    January 20, 2020
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    Winning Olympic gold is easier said than done.
  53. 53. Countdown to Tokyo
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    January 20, 2020
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    2021 means venues and schedules to re-arrange and dreams to re-ignite.
  54. 54. Olympic Legends and New Sports
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    December 3, 2020
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    Lisa Carrington looks set to extend her reign as queen of the canoe sprint in Tokyo.
  55. 55. Countdown to Tokyo
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    December 13, 2020
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    Mountain biker Jenny Rissveds rises from the shadows ready to shine light on Tokyo.
  56. 56. Countdown to Tokyo
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    December 17, 2020
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    Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas appears destined for gold in Tokyo.
  57. 57. The Fight Back Games
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    December 17, 2020
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    Comebacks came in various shapes and sizes and there will be plenty on offer when Tokyo returns.
  58. 58. Heading Home
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    December 17, 2020
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    Most athletes look to compete against the best in the lead-up to a Games but in the Covid era home’s as good as anywhere.
  59. 59. Timing Is Everything
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    December 17, 2020
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    Tokyo in 2021 is all about the timing.
  60. 60. Countdown to Tokyo
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    December 17, 2020
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    Cycling stars Jason and Laura Kenny return to the velodrome for another tilt at Olympic gold.

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