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northern ireland still covered by this met office and the extreme heat warning, the same goes for southern wales, parts of the midlands and south—west england, and with a heat today most of us have seen some sunshine. we've had a few thunderstorms that have popped up
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across northern ireland, one or two elsewhere as well. where we have those thunderstorms, it could give some pretty heavy rain in places and they will rumble on for a time into they will rumble on for a time into the evening, but most of us will be dry and it's another one of those evenings where temperatures really don't drop very quickly. this is the temperature at 11 o'clock, maybe you are heading to bed, 22, 20 three degrees in places, those temperatures won't fall much by the rest of the night. staying very warm. mist and fog working in across parts of eastern england, northern scotland, much retreating to the coast as we go through the day. it is another largely sunny day with one or two afternoon thunderstorms again, and the temperatures, well, it is possible that in northern ireland we might break that record once again. we are looking at a higher potentially of 32 degrees here. coolerfurther higher potentially of 32 degrees here. cooler further east, higher potentially of 32 degrees here. coolerfurther east, and as higher potentially of 32 degrees here. cooler further east, and as we head into friday we will see more of this low cloud, mist and murk cross eastern areas, most places having some spasm sunshine, the odd shower, temperatures a little bit lower by this stage, i notice this heavy thundery rain down to the
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south—west. that will be moving in for the weekend, an area of low pressure, it will turn things more unsettled particularly for england and wales with some heavy thunderstorms and downpours, dry ever northern ireland and scotland but by this stage much cooler for all of us. that is all from the bbc news at six. now time to join the bbc news teams where you
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hello, and welcome to sportsday. i'm chetan pathak. coming up on the progamme — the wait is over. the tokyo olympics are underway as team gb�*s women make a winning start against chile. hurdlerjessie knight tells us why her olympic spirit hasn't been dampened despite being forced to self—isolate in tokyo.
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celebrations in brisbane, which is confirmed as host city for the olympics and paralympics in 2032. also coming up before 7pm — record—breaker — why alan wynjones will make history when he returns to captain the british and irish lions in the first test against south africa on saturday. and we'll be live at the oval, where cricket's newer, shorter, faster format — the hundred — hasjust got underway. welcome along, thanks forjoining us. the wait is finally over — some events at the tokyo olympics are underway, including the women's football where great britain won their opening match in sapporo. manchester city's ellen white got both the goals against chile,
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putting gb in the driving seat in a group that also includes the hosts japan and canada. our sports correspondent andy swiss was watching. after a ll after all the preparations and of course eight year's postponement, it was finally time. two days before the games officially kick off, team ndiaye beat�*s footballers were doing so against chile at an empty stadium. first of the moment of olympic history as both teams took the knee. the ioc have changed their rules to allow athletes to do so. the british team have high metal hopes in the football and they were soon showing why. ellen white thought she had put them ahead only to be denied by the offside flag. her frustration to be denied by the offside flag. herfrustration did not to be denied by the offside flag. her frustration did not last long as after less than 20 minutes, team gb's after less than 20 minutes, team gb�*s dominance reaped is reward.
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ellen white! this one will count! gb ahead! 0, how she has longed for the excellent delight and fist bumps all around. , . ., . ., around. her first chance to celebrate _ around. her first chance to celebrate in _ around. her first chance to celebrate in her _ around. her first chance to celebrate in her second - around. her first chance to | celebrate in her second was around. her first chance to - celebrate in her second was not far away. chile hung in there until the break before white struck again in acrobatic style. a solid victory then sealed in spectacular fashion. next up they face japan on saturday but team gb�*s olympics are off to a winning start. earlier, the first action of the entire games had been in the softball. the host japan facing australia in fukushima, with a few staff and team members doing their best to create an atmosphere. japan smashed their way to an 8—1 went but for the organisers, civilly getting these games under way will be the biggest relief. a good win for gb, but a big shock for the united states. their incredible ali—match winning run is over after the world champions were beaten 3—0 by sweden.
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lina hurtig came off the bench to add a third for sweden, who knocked the usa out on penalties in the quarter—finals at the rio games five years ago en route to winning silver. and marta has become the first player to score in five consecutive olympic games. the 38—year—old brazilian got two in her team's 5—0 win over china. british shooter amber hill has withdrawn from the olympics after testing positive for coronavirus before her depature for the games. hill is ranked number one in women's skeet shooting and joins chile's taekwondo athlete fernanda aguirre and dutch skateboarder candy jacobs in having to pull out because of positive covid tests. the british olympic association says there'll be no replacement for hill, who won silver at the commonwealth games in 2018. well, in a statement, hill says she's "devastated" to be missing out a tough one for amber hill to take.
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there's better news for another british olympic hopeful, though. 400 metres hurdlerjessie knight will still be allowed to compete at the games despite being told to isolate, along with five other team gb athletes, because a passenger on their flight to tokyo tested positive for coronavirus. knight, and the others, have been given the green light to resume training, and she's been talking to our sports correspondent natalie pirks. i u nfortu nately i unfortunately was one of the ones who was within two rows of somebody who was within two rows of somebody who tested positive on the plane. it was no one from team gb. we had been rigorously tested. 14 days prior to leaving for tokyo. so i think i have just been quite unlucky in that sense. as an athlete, you did know it could happen. just because of the current situation, you just knew it. so i'm just relieved i have not tested positive. so i'm actually in a good position. i'm healthy and to be honest i'm spending a lot of time in my room but i can relax and i can
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focus on the one thing and the one reason i'm here. so i feel in a good place. fix, reason i'm here. so i feel in a good lace. �* , reason i'm here. so i feel in a good lace, �* , ., reason i'm here. so i feel in a good lace. m ., place. a stroke of bad luck initially but _ place. a stroke of bad luck initially but did _ place. a stroke of bad luck initially but did you - place. a stroke of bad luck initially but did you have . place. a stroke of bad luck i initially but did you have your heart initially sink before you knew what kind of conditions you could be in? , , ., what kind of conditions you could be in? , ., _ in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told. _ in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told, i _ in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told, i was _ in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told, i was told _ in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told, i was told we - in? yes, so obviously when i was initially told, i was told we need | initially told, i was told we need to speak to use in my heart dropped and i thought i had tested positive. i thought that is what i was being pulled. the fact that it was just because i was a close contact, i was really relieved, and of course the immediate panic was not being able to train. i don't care what anyone says, my coach is just trying to keep me calm in the sense that she is like the work is done and it does not matter but you don't want to miss ia days of training coming into the biggest race of your life. so i was panicking but to be honest it was panicking but to be honest it was communicated so quickly that i would be able to train as long as we were providing those negative tests. so fortunately we just has so much munication can we got ourselves a watch that group that is
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continuously keeping us updated and to be honest i had about half an hour of panic and that was it and the rest of it being quite settled. so, yeah, no worries now. so the rest of it being quite settled. so, yeah, no worries now.- the rest of it being quite settled. so, yeah, no worries now. so for you as lona so, yeah, no worries now. so for you as long as — so, yeah, no worries now. so for you as long as you _ so, yeah, no worries now. so for you as long as you keep _ so, yeah, no worries now. so for you as long as you keep testing - as long as you keep testing negative, you can go about training. just tell us how that has affected the way you train. 50 just tell us how that has affected the way you train.— the way you train. so we are tested, the way you train. so we are tested, the athletes — the way you train. so we are tested, the athletes currently _ the way you train. so we are tested, the athletes currently in _ the way you train. so we are tested, the athletes currently in isolation i the athletes currently in isolation are tested twice a day, so we are tested before 8am every day and then before apm every day. this allows us to train. so dependent on what time we are tested and what that means we are cleared for training so we are not putting anyone at risk at any point. but to be honest, the training, my training has not been affected at all. i luckily can still be coached. theyjust obviously have to be at two metres distance which we were all keeping distance anyway. no one is hugging here or anything like that so it does not actually feel that different. we have been provided a separate gazebo that is just for us athletes and the
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athletes that have been affected are not there at the same time. so even that gazebo, there is no more than two of you at one time. so to be honest, yeah, my training, i had a session yesterday and a hurtle session and it was going really well out here. so luckily the training is not affected and preparations won't be after tokyo, the games will go to paris in 202a, la in 2028 and today it's been confirmed the 2032 olympics and paralympics will be held in brisbane. it'll be the third time australia's hosting the games, asjoe lynskey reports. if this is the olympics toughest year, then soon the games host there are brighter days ahead. today we found out who would be host in 2032. there was only one better. the games ofthe there was only one better. the games of the 35th olympian _ there was only one better. the games of the 35th olympian are _ there was only one better. the games of the 35th olympian are awarded - there was only one better. the games of the 35th olympian are awarded to i of the 35th olympian are awarded to brisbane, australia!—
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brisbane, australia! applause. the fireworks _ brisbane, australia! applause. the fireworks were _ brisbane, australia! applause. the fireworks were on _ brisbane, australia! applause. the fireworks were on standby i the fireworks were on standby already. brisbane for some weeks has known confirmation was coming. and while some parts of australia are back and lockdown, now brisbane has another reason to keep hope. i guess ost another reason to keep hope. i guess post covid-19 — another reason to keep hope. i guess post covid-19 we _ another reason to keep hope. i guess post covid-19 we are _ another reason to keep hope. i guess post covid-19 we are still _ another reason to keep hope. i guess post covid-19 we are still moving - post covid—19 we are still moving through— post covid—19 we are still moving through it. — post covid—19 we are still moving through it, but it's really exciting and hopeful and optimistic for brisbane _ and hopeful and optimistic for brisbane in 2032. it's totally - exciting, especially what australia is going _ exciting, especially what australia is going through _ exciting, especially what australia is going through with _ exciting, especially what australia is going through with everything. i is going through with everything. everyone — is going through with everything. everyone everyone _ is going through with everything. everyone everyone knew- is going through with everything. | everyone everyone knew we were is going through with everything. - everyone everyone knew we were going to get it. but everyone everyone knew we were going to net it. �* , ., everyone everyone knew we were going to et it. �* everyone everyone knew we were going touetit. �* . to get it. but everyone was excited to get it. but everyone was excited to hear the — to get it. but everyone was excited to hear the confirmation. _ to get it. but everyone was excited to hear the confirmation. with - to get it. but everyone was excited | to hear the confirmation. with what is auoin on to hear the confirmation. with what is going on around the _ to hear the confirmation. with what is going on around the world - to hear the confirmation. with what is going on around the world meantj is going on around the world meant brisbane has no competition. an out things being looked at more closely. no derelict venues like what
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happened at rio or athens. like here at the gaba, the iconic cricket ground which could host the opening ceremony. they say it will be cost neutral and can make back what they spend and key to future games, climate positive, saving more carbon than they admit. paris and los angeles have made the same pledge. this is a new era for brisbane and a new era _ this is a new era for brisbane and a new era for olympics _ cost games but the resizing the benefits would be _ cost games but the resizing the benefits would be great - cost games but the resizing the benefits would be great for- cost games but the resizing the benefits would be great for our| benefits would be great for our city, _ benefits would be great for our city, our — benefits would be great for our city, our region and _ benefits would be great for our city, our region and our- benefits would be great for our city, our region and our state. i city, our region and our state. there — city, our region and our state. there host _ city, our region and our state. there host is _ city, our region and our state. there host is fully— city, our region and our state. | there host is fully aligned with our reforms and the elliptic agenda and it is a very sustainable project. and it's a project with a great legacy in a project from a sports loving nation. legacy in a pro'ect from a sports loving nation._ loving nation. this will be australia's _ loving nation. this will be australia's third - loving nation. this will be | australia's third olympics. loving nation. this will be - australia's third olympics. by then it will be 32 years since sydney 2000. the ioc as always keeps looking forward. they hoped no games
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to come have the challenges of tokyo 2020. it's notjust the olympics underway today. after being postponed from last year, cricket's brand new hundred competition has just started this evening. over the next 32 days, the men's and women's competitions will run side—by—side with eight brand—new teams featuring many of the world's best players competing to reach the finals on the 21st of august at lords. our women's sport reporter jo currie is at the oval. the oval on a hot summer day. when essentially cricket but this evening perhaps not as we have known it before. this is the hundred. 18 from all across the _ before. this is the hundred. 18 from all across the uk. _ before. this is the hundred. 18 from all across the uk. cricket _ before. this is the hundred. 18 from all across the uk. cricket has - all across the uk. cricket has undergone — all across the uk. cricket has undergone many _ all across the uk. cricket has undergone many revolutions| all across the uk. cricket has - undergone many revolutions over the years but this can be the biggest yet. the hundred format aims to attract a new family audience to the sport with a faster version of the name. ,., sport with a faster version of the name. , ., ., , sport with a faster version of the name. ., , ., ., game. going to be a great event with the first women's _ game. going to be a great event with the first women's game _ game. going to be a great event with the first women's game and - game. going to be a great event with the first women's game and i - game. going to be a great event with the first women's game and i think i the first women's game and i think the first women's game and i think
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the new cricket will be exciting. some _ the new cricket will be exciting. some of— the new cricket will be exciting. some of the world's best players are playing _ some of the world's best players are playing in_ some of the world's best players are playing in the best young players in england~ _ playing in the best young players in england~ i— playing in the best young players in england. i that you will be great and i_ england. i that you will be great and i look— england. i that you will be great and i look forward to watching. so and i look forward to watching. sc what is and i look forward to watching. what is new? and i look forward to watching. sr what is new? as a name suggests, innings are 100 balls along and split into 20 overs. matches last two and half hours of punishment for slow plates and they will be men and women double—headers on the same day, there is not equal pay for many women equal prize money. plenty to get your head a rabbit some traditionalists adding other tournament to an already congested calendar could be damaging to the game as a whole. the calendar could be damaging to the game as a whole.— game as a whole. the concern is there is a _ game as a whole. the concern is there is a relationship _ game as a whole. the concern is there is a relationship where - game as a whole. the concern is i there is a relationship where county cricket _ there is a relationship where county cricket is _ there is a relationship where county cricket is not being _ there is a relationship where county cricket is not being prioritised - there is a relationship where county cricket is not being prioritised and l cricket is not being prioritised and so that— cricket is not being prioritised and so that will— cricket is not being prioritised and so that will then _ cricket is not being prioritised and so that will then have _ cricket is not being prioritised and so that will then have impact - cricket is not being prioritised and so that will then have impact on l cricket is not being prioritised and l so that will then have impact on the task team _ so that will then have impact on the task team and test _ so that will then have impact on the task team and test cricket - so that will then have impact on the task team and test cricket and - task team and test cricket and players — task team and test cricket and players will _ task team and test cricket and players will have _ task team and test cricket and players will have that - task team and test cricket and players will have that chance l players will have that chance to really _ players will have that chance to really play _ players will have that chance to really play rebel— players will have that chance to really play rebel cricket - players will have that chance to really play rebel cricket at - players will have that chance to really play rebel cricket at the i really play rebel cricket at the county — really play rebel cricket at the county levek _ really play rebel cricket at the county level-— really play rebel cricket at the coun level. ., �*, , ., ., ~' county level. tonight's is to work women's game is followed - county level. tonight's is to work women's game is followed by - county level. tonight's is to work - women's game is followed by the male version of the fixture tomorrow. for those playing, they said there is room for the original format but also embracing the new era. the
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county game _ also embracing the new era. the county game is _ also embracing the new era. tue: county game is successful and with a straight tradition and history over

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