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The Tokyo Olympics formally start precisely one week from right this moment. However here is one thing you may not know: competitors really begins a number of days earlier than the opening ceremony — on Tuesday night in Canadian time zones. Canadian athletes begin competing a number of hours later, when the ladies’s softball crew faces Mexico at 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Shortly after that recreation, the Canadian ladies’s soccer crew begins its quest for a 3rd consecutive Olympic medal when it takes on host Japan at 6:30 a.m. ET — 48½ hours earlier than the opening ceremony even begins.
Which is all to say, the Olympics come at you quick. And most of the people do not spend the 4 (this time 5) years between Video games following all of the sports activities and athletes they will quickly be enthralled with for the following few weeks. Canada is sending 371 athletes to Tokyo, the place greater than 1,000 medals might be awarded in 33 completely different sports activities — 4 of them model new to the Olympics. Throw within the time distinction (Japan is 13 hours forward of Japanese Time) and all of the weirdness concerned with holding the Video games throughout a world pandemic and… effectively, it is so much to make amends for.
That is the place The Buzzer is available in. As CBC Sports activities’ every day e-mail publication, we cowl these things year-round. Yearly. We all know these sports activities, these athletes and their backstories — like who will problem Canada’s Andre De Grasse for the title of world’s quickest man now that Usain Bolt is retired, or who could be the following Penny Oleksiak on the Canadian swimming crew. We will go that data on, as a way to get the utmost enjoyment out of watching these Olympics unfold.
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