Guide to the Games
What are the key elements of all 33 Olympic sports? This fascinating series considers the details of the world’s most exciting event.
S01:E01 - Cycling
German cyclist Kristina Vogel has become an inspiration since becoming a paraplegic, while no country has risen through the Olympic cycling ranks quite like Great Britain.
S01:E02 - Changes
With five new sports being introduced in 2020, the Tokyo Olympics seek to be going for a more urban vibe than Games past. We take a look at the new events, including baseball and skateboarding.
S01:E03 - Taekwondo
Jade Jones looks to add more gold in Tokyo, as we take an in-depth look at taekwondo. Meanwhile, Aaron Cooke has done something few athletes ever have - represent two different countries.
S01:E04 - Women at Olympics
As we look back on some of history's greatest female Olympians, we look ahead to Tokyo and some of the women who could become superstars in 2020.
S01:E05 - Sailing
The sport of Sailing is a brutal affair at the Olympic level but with qualification spots at a premium, it can be just as fierce on home waters.
S01:E06 - Shooting and Karate
In Olympic shooting, it only takes a millmetre to seperate triumph from tragedy. This week, we look at the intricacies of shooting, while also learning about some of Tokyo's karate hopefuls.
S01:E07 - Table Tennis and Golf
Although it struggled in it's Olympic return in Rio, Tiger Woods seeks to make golf must-see in Tokyo. Meanwhile, it seems table tennis will once again be dominated by China.
S01:E08 - Tennis
With the worlds biggest names in tennis preparing for Tokyo, we look back at the history of tennis at the Olympic Games. From Federer to Williams, Djokovic to Barty, tennis will be must-see in 2020.
S01:E09 - Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
Although beach volleyball is largely seen as a happy and carefree sport, the on-court rivalries are intense. We take a look at the biggest differences between the two events.
S01:E10 - Diving
Whether it's on the springboard or from the platform, individually or with a partner, everyone wants to make their mark without making a splash in the world of diving.
S01:E11 - Fencing
One of only four of Tokyo's sports to be featured in every Modern Olympic Games, fencing has a long and detailed history. We look at the different disciplines and who to watch in Tokyo.
S01:E12 - Host City Tokyo
56 years after last hosting the Olympic Games, Tokyo is preparing to host again in 2020. We look at how the city is preparing to host the Games, and some of the hometown athletes looking for gold.
S01:E13 - Women's Swimming
With some of the biggest names in women's swimming set to compete in 2020, we look at the individual and medley events to see who has the edge as Tokyo draws near.
S01:E14 - BMX and BMX Freestyle
Having debuted in Beijing in 2008, the BMX events have quickly become very popular. We take a look at the skills, thrills and spills that make up the exciting world of BMX riding.
S01:E15 - Artistic Swimming and Water Polo
The underwater battles of water polo, and the artistic swimmers who glide through the water are some of the best athletes in the world. We take a look at them as 2020 approaches.
S01:E16 - Judo
First introduced in 1964 - in Tokyo no less - judo experienced something of a revolution in 2016 with a new scoring system. We look at the history and rules of judo, and the hopes for 2020.
S01:E17 - Mountain Bike
As Nino Schurter seeks to become mountain biking's best ever, Jenny Rizzveds looks to defend the gold she won in 2016. All this and more as we take an in-depth look at mountain biking.
S01:E18 - Going for Three in a Row
The thee-peat is incredibly rare in sports, especially at the Olympics. But Teddy Riner, Dorian van Rijsselberghe, Jade Jones and Aliya Mustafina look to accomplish this incredible feat in Tokyo.
S01:E19 - The Young Guns
The next generation of superstars are looking to make a name for themselves in Tokyo. Dina Asher-Smith, Kylian Mbapp' and Kanoa Igarashi are just some of the young guns hoping for gold.
S01:E20 - Canoe Slalom and Sprint
Strength, speed, endurance and fearlessness are the hallmarks of the sport of Canoe, and whether its in a canoe or kayak, in the slalom or the sprint, the competition in Tokyo is sure to excite.
S01:E21 - Women's Athletics
As we take a look at women's athletics, we wonder if anyone can tope te USA or Jamaica in the relay, and if Shaunae Miller-Uibo can defend her crown? This and more as Tokyo gets closer.
S01:E22 - Men's Field Athletics
As we look at men's field athletics, we highlight hammer-thrower Pawel Fajdek, decathlete Kevin Mayer and high jump's Armand Duplantis. All this and more on Guide to the Games.
S01:E23 - Women's Track Athletics
While Dalilah Muhammad looks to defend her Olympic crown, Ethiopia hopes to keep their vice-like grip on the 5000m race. All this and more as we highlight women's track athletics.
S01:E24 - Men's Athletics
Despite being the quickest event at The Games, the men's 100m sprint is one of the more exciting. We take an in-depth look at the dash and other men's track events as 2020 nears.
S01:E25 - Men�s Sprint
As Wayde van Niekerk looks to recover from a devastating injury, other 400m sprinters look to claim gold in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Timothy Cheruiyot hopes to win his first gold in the 1500m.
S01:E26 - Badminton and Modern Pentathlon
With China's dominance in badminton ending, Spain, India and Japan hope to cash in and claim gold. Plus, we take a look at badminton's Kento Momota and the modern pentathlon.