No Tokyo, no problem: women’s race


With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, here’s something to keep you busy today - the day the women’s race would have taken place.

For each of the three days that triathlon would have taken place in Tokyo this summer, we’re bringing you an Olympic, triathlon and Japanese themed piece activity to help make up for the racing being postponed until next year.



Four years after the Brownlee brothers had won Team GB's first triathlon medals at London 2012, Helen Jenkins, Vicky Holland and Non Stanford had their eyes set on winning the first women’s triathlon medal for the team in Rio.

As the race unfolded both Stanford and Holland were well placed, coming off the bike fourth and sixth, respectively. Across the run, it became clear that Britain would win it’s first women’s triathlon medal at an Olympic Games with a straight out battle between the pair for the bronze.

Having run side-by-side for the 10km, Holland had the better sprint to see her cross the line just ahead of her compatriot and secure the historic medal.




The Rio route took athletes on a stunning bike route that took them through the city and along the beachfront of the Copacabana.

A bike is a great way to explore your local area, whether it’s the countryside, coastal or an urban landscape, so grab your bike and some food and drink, a map and your phone to help you navigate whilst you’re out, and let someone know you’re off, then simply enjoy exploring on two wheels.

Take a photos of your ride and, when you get back, share them with us on social media - @Brittri.



As the capital of Japan, Tokyo is home to some of the country’s most iconic sights including Mount Fuji and the Rainbow Bridge. Something else that is iconic to Japan is origami, carefully folding paper to make different animals and creations.

Here’s a short how-to guide to creating the traditional paper crane, but there also many other guides online to help you create all sorts of different things. Take a photo of what you make and share it with us on social media - @Brittri.


Fancy something a bit more challenging? Give this paper bike a go - here.


Saturday 1 August, is when mixed relay triathlon was due to make it’s Olympic debut, so check back then for some more Tokyo Olympic triathlon related activities.

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