PV Sindhu donates to coronavirus relief fund, messages of support from sport, and more: Quarantine updates 27 March

With many of us staying home, we're sharing inspiring and emotional moments to help us all stay safe and cope with these challenging times. 

By ZK Goh ·

Friendship, excellence, and respect are the three core Olympic values, and we have been touched by the way the sports world has responded to these challenging times.

And not just Olympians either.

The Olympic family as a whole, and that's all of us, has come up with brilliant ways to help and lift each other up.

Here's a collection of tweets, posts, memes, gifs, gags, and messages that have brought us inspiration and motivation - and made us smile!

We want this to be as interactive as possible so please comment, say hi, tell us how you're doing and send ideas, stories, and your own inspirations on Instagram or Twitter.

All times below are GMT/UTC.

6:00 pm – A bright note to end the day

How does an Olympic archer cope with indoor quarantine?

The Netherlands' Sjef van den Berg has taken the time to pop the question. Congratulations, Sjef!

On this bright note, we're going to end the blog for today. Thanks for reading and come back tomorrow when we'll continue to hopefully keep your spirits up.

5:37 pm – A perfect piece of advice…

… from the first woman to land an Olympic perfect 10 in gymnastics, Nadia Comaneci.

Wash your hands.

5:14 pm – Take a break

Sometimes, we all need a break. Take a break from the news sometimes.

Or, if you're working from home, be sure to take breaks from work as you would do normally.

The Russian star of the Olympic Channel series All Around, Angelina Melnikova, is doing exactly that.

And, she promises, she'll tell us more about how she's staying psychologically and mentally well in these times in the next episode of All Around.

4:57 pm – Keep smiling!

"Together we will get through this," says Aimee Fuller, British snowboarder.

That's the spirit.

4:38 pm – Dance to keep happy

That's what British badminton player Lauren Smith is doing in self-isolation.

4:00 pm – Return to Rio

If you need something to watch on this Friday afternoon/evening, over on our YouTube channel we're about to replay the rhythmic gymnastics group final from Rio 2016. Watch it below!

3:47 pm – We can all dream…

…And Federica Pellegrini is trying to live a fantasy quarantine, at least on Instagram.

3:22 pm – Vogel staying positive

Kristina Vogel, the Olympic track cycling champion who was paralysed in a training accident a few years ago, is keeping her spirits up at home thanks to TikTok.

3:05 pm – Flamenco cycling

Olympic badminton champion Carolina Marin may not be able to enjoy a traditional Spanish flamenco dance in person at the moment, but that's not going to stop her!

2:48 pm – Day four with Pita

Pita Taufatofua continues to lead daily exercises on the Olympic Channel Instagram at 11 am UTC every morning.

If you missed today's, you can watch it below.

2:35 pm – Judo champion's home workout

Here's France's Teddy Riner sharing his home workout. It's meant to be done in intervals.

2:15 pm – The Lowdown

The latest episode of our weekly social media roundup The Lowdown is here!

1:50 pm – Family fitness

1:17 pm – Flashback Friday

We're flashing back to 1948, courtesy of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Back then, the seven-strong team had to travel by boat to London – we ought to add that getting on a boat right now isn't a good idea – so how did they train in isolation?

12:51 pm – Dara Torres' pet workout

Five-time Olympian and four-time Olympic champion swimmer Dara Torres, who won 12 Olympic medals from 1984 to 2008, has her own take on the pet workout: squats!

12:38 pm – Marcel Hirscher's new weight-lifting regime

We all love a good dog post, don't we?

Now-retired alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, the PyeongChang 2018 double champion in giant slalom and combined, has found a new use for his big fluffy furball!

12:02 pm – Bethanie Mattek-Sands reminisces

This is what all the athletes are now refocusing on next year during the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

Olympic gold.

And while she's stuck indoors, Rio mixed doubles tennis champion (alongside Jack Sock) Bethanie Mattek-Sands is firing herself up by reminiscing.

11:55 am – New Olympic sports

We want to hear from you!

Although their Olympic debuts may be delayed until 2021 now, we're asking which is the new Olympic sport you're most excited to watch?

Head on over to our Instagram to vote or comment.

11:23 am – Classic Olympic finals

Bored at home and want to watch classic Olympic Games moments?

We've got you covered with our new Classic Finals Channel which goes live in just 35 minutes! First up, the Rio 2016 football final.

Click here for the broadcast schedule.

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10:55 am – Liverpool dedicate multi-lingual video message to health workers

Led by manager Jürgen Klopp, English Premier League leaders Liverpool – including London 2012 Olympians Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané and Rio 2016 Olympia Minamino Takumi – have addressed a video message to health workers around the world in various languages.

10:40 am – Keep physical distancing

Remember, if you have to be in a group, to try to keep your physical distance.

This is known as "social distancing" in some circles, but that does not mean we can't still be social as long as we're responsible, like Australia's Olympic kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones.

10:05 am – Sindhu donates money to fight disease

Olympic silver medallist in badminton P.V. Sindhu has donated 10 lakh rupees (around U.S. $13,000) in total to relief funds in the Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the fight against the Covid-19 disease.

Like much of the globe, the world number six shuttler is currently in self-isolation.

9:55 am – Lavillenie shares workout

Good morning and welcome again to our live updates from the world of sport in isolation.

We'll be here throughout the day to keep you company, and we want you to get in touch with us at @olympicchannel across social media to tell us about how you're staying active and staying strong in these challenging times.

To start us off on the right note, here's London 2012 pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie of France, world record holder until earlier this year, showing us how he's getting creative to stay in shape at home.