Canadian athletes will start competing in qualifying occasions in archery and rowing on the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, which can culminate with a gap ceremony anticipated to look very totally different amid COVID-19 restrictions.
The day comes after Canada’s softball crew had a combined two days within the opening rounds of competitors, successful their first round-robin recreation in opposition to Mexico solely to lose 1-0 to the US on Thursday.
Right here’s the place you’ll be able to see Canada’s athletes Friday, together with when occasions will start. All occasions are jap normal time.
Archery – 8 p.m. ET Thursday
Stephanie Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., will probably be representing Canada within the ladies’s particular person rating spherical, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on the Yumenoshima Rating Subject.
At midnight ET, Toronto native Crispin Duenas will compete within the males’s particular person rating spherical, making his fourth Olympic look.
Rowing – 8 p.m. ET Thursday
Trevor Jones of Lakefield, Ont., will probably be competing within the fourth warmth of the lads’s single sculls at 8 p.m. ET on the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay.
At 9:10 p.m. ET, Hamilton’s Carling Zeeman will compete within the fifth warmth of ladies’s single sculls.
At 10:10 p.m. ET, Gabrielle Smith of Toronto and Jessica Sevick from Victoria will compete within the ladies’s double sculls within the second warmth. The pair will probably be Canada’s first double sculls crew at an Olympics because the 1996 Video games in Atlanta.
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Opening ceremony – 7 a.m. ET Friday
The opening ceremony will kick off at 7 a.m. ET on the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
Nearly all of Canada’s Olympic crew is not going to be in attendance for the opening ceremony on the Tokyo Video games.
The Canadian Olympic Committee launched an announcement on Thursday saying a small contingent of 30 to 40 Canadian athletes will march into Olympic Stadium on Friday.
Athletes aren’t allowed into the village till 5 days earlier than they compete, so fewer Canadian athletes will bodily be within the village.
Lots of them will probably be too near the beginning of their competitors to file in behind flagbearers Miranda Ayim of the ladies’s basketball crew and males’s rugby sevens co-captain Nathan Hirayama.
The Canadian squad is made up of 370 athletes — the nation’s largest since 1984.
The ceremony itself is anticipated to be a scaled-down affair, with simply 950 individuals — together with solely round 15 world leaders — set to attend. Spectators have been barred from most Olympic occasions as COVID-19 instances surge in Tokyo.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Improvement and Incapacity Inclusion Carla Qualtrough will symbolize Canada on the opening ceremony.
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