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Bradley Wiggins signs up for TV sports show 'The Jump'

Sir Bradley Wiggins becomes the latest Olympian to join the 2017 edition of TV sports show 'The Jump', less than a week after announcing his retirement from cycling.

Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has embarked on his first "sporting challenge" since calling time on his illustrious cycling career - an appearance on winter sports show The Jump.

Six days after announcing his retirement, the 36-year-old becomes the latest to sign up for the celebrity Channel 4 programme which is famed for its dangerous nature.

The last series was plagued by a number of injuries to contestants, with fellow sports stars Beth Tweddle and Rebecca Adlington both being left battered and bruised.

Wiggins, who will be joined by Olympians Jade Jones and Louis Smith - three of 13 competitors to have signed up for the 2017 edition - says that he has a "big passion" for skiing.

"It was a mix of that and the other committed names this year that made me want to sign up," he said. "Major retiring Olympians such as Sir Steve Redgrave have also trod this path. I see this as a sporting challenge and want to go out there and win it. Just don't call me a celebrity."

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler and Wales rugby great Gareth Thomas have also been announced as part of the lineup for the show, which gets underway later this month.

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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