This week in Olympic sport: July 15-21

15 July 2013 / 09:36

Britain’s athletes just keep getting better and better after James Dasaolu’s scorching 9.91-second run at the Sainsbury’s British Championships last week – and further history could be made this week: We preview some Olympic sports that take centre stage below.

Chris Froome extended his lead at the Tour de France, which comes to a conclusion on Sunday, while, three days after the British team is announced for the IAAF World Championships, several will be in action at the Monaco Diamond League.

The FINA World Championships get underway with diving, water polo and synchronised and open water swimming and the globe’s finest taekwondo players gather in Mexico with Olympic champion Jade Jones in action.

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships continue in Poland, Hamburg hosts the sixth leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series and Britain’s up-and-coming stars officially get underway at the European Youth Olympic Festival.


Diamond League, Monaco – July 19


Tour de France, stages 16-21 – July 16-21


World Championships, Barcelona – starts July 20

European Youth Olympic Festival, Utrecht – July 15-19

Modern Pentathlon

European Championships, Poland – July 15-17


World Championships, Mexico – July 15-21


World Series, Hamburg – July 20-21

Open Water Swimming

World Championships (open water), Barcelona – starts July 20

Synchronised Swimming

World Championships, Barcelona – starts July 20

Water Polo

World Championships, Barcelona – starts July 21

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