Tokyo 2020 - Day 4 (Tue 27 July)

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I still haven’t adjusted to the lack of red button coverage.

I'd absolutely recommend a subscription to Discovery+

I went against all my principles and signed up for the £6.99 monthly subscription for the duration of the Olympics. You can stream every session from each sport live and watch again afterwards.
 

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I'd absolutely recommend a subscription to Discovery+

I went against all my principles and signed up for the £6.99 monthly subscription for the duration of the Olympics. You can stream every session from each sport live and watch again afterwards.
I would do that, but apart from Discovery+ itself I have all the other channels that it comes with anyway. It’s like buying a box set of films for one film when you already own the others.
 

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I'll be cancelling as soon as the Olympics is over.

I think it's worth it if you plan on watching as much as possible. I couldn't stand the endless filler and montage promos the BBC have been churning out since they have little sport to broadcast.
 

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I think I'd probably do that for Paris 2024.

Doesn't feel the same if it's not live, and I won't be watching much live.
 

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It would have been very close for Taylor-Brown without the flat tyre. :(
 

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It would have been very close for Taylor-Brown without the flat tyre. :(

She'd have still been half a minute behind i reckon. Although of course she might have been spurred on to do more.
 

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I hope Duncan Scott took it well. It could be awkward being the favourite and being beaten by your roommate.
 

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The referees are absolutely sawing off the Bianca Walkden in this fight. Half of the things she is getting penalised for haven’t been a problem in any of the other fights I’ve watched.
 

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That's the third brit I've seen lose in the last seconds of the match. Taekwando is so cruel.
 

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OMG, Camila Giorgi is coming for gold in tennis, isn’t she? Took out Pliskova 6-4 6-2

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4 golds and 10 medals total is team GB's best ever haul by day 4. (both in terms of golds and total medals) :disco:
 
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Great win for Broady

Excellent come back for GB in the rugby sevens as well

Now for a bit of dressage
 

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I don't watch a lot of Rugby, but this Argentina/SA game is some fantastic sport!

Is rugby 7's a bit like 20/20 cricket? I.e. a lot quicker and 'lighter' than normal?

Edit: And Argentina were down two men when they started getting all those points! Those red cards really made them work extra hard and it showed.
 

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I see that it's a battle of the scumbags in the third round match next to Broady's, so here's hoping that the winner of Broady/Chardy reaches the semi finals.
 

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Dressage is very very dull. Not even the only Genesis banger can save it.

Although we're apparently guaranteed silver.
 

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We aren’t guaranteed a silver yet. There’s still another round of riders to go (or possible two rounds depending on BBC’s delay).
 

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I really hate the fact my TV is modern enough to stream Discovery+ or whatever. I would have happily paid seven quid for the extra coverage.
 
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I really don't understand what's being marked in Dressage. At least in Taekwando and even skateboarding I was able to vaguely pick up what scored. This is just riding a horse.

And yet here I am watching.
 

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Nope she’s back.

EDIT: And now she has withdrawn from the competition. That’s a huge blow for the US.
 
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I really don't understand what's being marked in Dressage. At least in Taekwando and even skateboarding I was able to vaguely pick up what scored. This is just riding a horse.

And yet here I am watching.
I can just about tell what they are trying to do, helped by knowing what most of the names mean. I can't tell the difference between a good one and a bad one, of course.
 

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