The Team GB Athletes to Look Out For at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
The first half of 2021 has given the United Kingdom its fair share of ups and downs. With our collective pandemic recovery waxing and waning, depending on the day's news it can feel as though we're being taken for a ride on a societal roller coaster. Just this past month, English football fans' hopes rose and caused a surge in patriotic pride as the national team nearly took the European Championship, only to lose in the final match.
But don't let that hometown enthusiasm fade, because we've plenty to cheer about in the next few weeks as Great Britain competes in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, running from 23 July to 8 August. The Games are still being branded as Tokyo 2020, to reflect the fact that the COVID-19 outbreak postponed the events that were supposed to take place last summer.
It appears that Team Great Britain didn't lose much momentum over 2020's break, though, because all sources are suggesting that our athletes are still bringing the fire for 2021. Some of the most exciting athletes to represent Team GB this year are our women and Paralympian competitors. After reading about some of the awesome achievements these athletes have clocked, don't be surprised if you find yourself waving your Union Jack at the telly with the lot of us.
To learn more about all the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, visit TeamGB.com. Watch the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer on BBC One and BBC Two.