Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rio Olympics 2016 Weekend Highlights

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rio Olympics 2016 Weekend Highlights

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tonight Opening ceremony 11.15pm The Games may have begun with the football but it will be officially opened inside the Maracana, with Andy Murray as Team GB's flag bearer.

tomorrow Cycling (men's road race) 1.30pm Tour de France winner Chris Froome is the most high profile of Britain's five-man team.

Judo (men's 60kg) 2pm Former Big Brother resident Ashley McKenzie goes in the judo, looking to make his mark in the 60kg division.

Shooting (women's 10m air rifle) 2.30pm The first gold of the Games will be awarded in the 10m air rifle, with China expected to win it.

Rowing (women's double sculls) 3pm Katherine Grainger's preparations with Vicky Thornley have been far from ideal but Grainger (below) is the defending champion.

Gymnastics (men's artistic) 6.30pm Britain have high hopes and a first chance to make their mark in qualifying.

Swimming (men's 400m freestyle final) 2.30am James Guy has been in relaxed mood but the serious business starts against the likes of Sun Yang, back in action following a short drugs ban. …

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