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Team GB athletes at the Olympics today – British stars to watch

Your complete guide to Brits at the Olympics live on TV today with several highlighted stars to look out for.

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Published: Monday, 26th July 2021 at 3:20 pm

Team GB are off the mark on the medals front, winning golds and silvers against the odds.


There have been a few disappointments - for example Taekwondo superstar Jade Jones was the gold medal favourite going into Tokyo but she will leave empty-handed after a shock defeat. But across the board there are lots of reasons to celebrate.

Plenty more Brits will be handed a shot at glory in the days to come with women's triathlon, team dressage, football and weightlifting among the events on show today.

With so much going on, and a staggering 339 medal events to keep track of across 33 sports, totalling 50 disciplines, we're on hand to help you follow the British hopefuls throughout their journey. brings you highlighted British stars in action at the Olympics today, including how to watch them and the events they are striving to bring home the gold medals in.

We'll be rounding up a number of highlighted stars each day, but make sure to keep track across all of our Olympics coverage to ensure you don't miss a moment of Team GB success.

Team GB athletes at the Olympics today (Tuesday 27th July)

Jessica Learmonth: Women's triathlon

From 10:30pm (on Monday into early hours of Tuesday) on BBC One / discovery+

Learmonth will hope to follow in Alex Yee's footsteps, after he took home a silver medal in the men's triathlon on Monday. She doesn't favour the run, but she's one of the best in the business when it comes to swimming and she can power along nicely on the bike. One to watch.

Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, Charlotte Fry: Equestrian – Dressage team final

From 9am on BBC One / discovery+

Dressage may not be your idea of an exciting watch over breakfast, but it boasts a cult following with plenty of British interest (and recent success). Team GB aren't just there to make up the numbers in the team dressage event and will hope to go all the way in the final here.

Team GB v Canada (women): Football at the Olympics

From 12pm on BBC Red Button and iPlayer / discovery+

Team GB's women have recorded two straight wins to become one of the first two teams to qualify for the knockout rounds, alongside Sweden. They will be growing in confidence and fluidity, and will hope to round off the group stage with a signal of intent against the Canadians.

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Sarah Davies: Weightlifting – Women's 64kg final

From 11:50am on BBC One / discovery+

Davies is back in contention after recovering from a serious knee injury and while she will be delighted to simply compete, medal contention is absolutely the aim. She picked up silver at the European Championships in Moscow earlier this year and will have her eyes on a similar colour – or more – here.

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