Our event of the day is the second day of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. The competition will also be held in Berlin as the two great cities split hosting duties. Glasgow will be the site of the Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Golf, Rowing and Triathlon events. Whereas, Berlin will host the Track and Field component. The European Championships will run from August 2nd until the 12th and will draw an estimated 500,000 spectators. The first time event was created after the seven governing bodies came together with a concept to join their respective championships to attract a larger draw.
Many of the venues built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are once again being used for the European Championships. Today the Tollcross International Swimming Centre is being used for a range of swimming races including the initial 4x100m freestyle relay heats. Synchronised swimming will be held at Scotstoun Sports Centre in the Northwest part of the city. Rowing will be taking place just outside of Glasgow at Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire. 600 European rowers will be competing in 18 different medal events over the next four days. Track Cycling is also on the docket today at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Cyclists will be competing in the Team Sprint, Team Pursuit, and Scratch Race. When the Championships come to a close the Winning Nations Trophy will be awarded to the country with the most gold medals. It should be a fun-filled, action packed celebration of sport over the next week and a half.
Honourable mentions around the globe go to the third day of the first test between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Earlier in the summer India were victorious in the Twenty20 series, while England took the ODI series 2-1. With the Pataudi Trophy on the line the stakes are high in this five test series. The first test has got off to a thrilling start with England scoring 287 in their first innings, before bowling out India out for 274, who relied heavily on the incredible Virat Kohli who scored 149, England are 9 for the loss of one wicket in their second innings and are now ahead in the game by 22 runs, the match is set-up absolutely perfectly. Staying with cricket, there are eight matches in the Natwest T20 Blast, highlighted by Yorkshire against Northamptonshire at Headingley in Leeds. In the golfing world, it is day 2 at at the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. The second round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is on at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Flat racing continues at the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival in Chichester. In Australia, National Rugby League action is on at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle as the Knights battle with the Tigers. In Sydney, the Rabbitohs clash with the Storm at ANZ Stadium. On the tennis hard courts, the Citi Open enters it’s fifth day at Rock Creek Park Tennis Centre in Washington, D.C.. In Women’s tennis, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic keeps rolling at San Jose State University. The English Football League season gets underway as the Frank Lampard-managed Derby County play Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
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