LeBron James still dancing and home workouts: Updates from around the world

Today we saw NBA players LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo rock TikTok, the 'Topless Tongan's' live workout and fewer cats.

By Ken Browne ·

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.

Here's a collection of tweets, posts, memes, gifs, gags, and messages that inspired and made us smile today.

Come back tomorrow, we'll be bringing these live updates to you every day.

And don't forget to say hi, tell us how you're doing and send ideas, stories, and your own inspirations on Instagram or Twitter.

See you tomorrow!

That's it from us, hope you enjoyed it.

See you tomorrow.

8pm - Hilary Knight's favourite Olympic moment

We love this challenge, Team USA athletes and Paralympians are washing their hands for the length of time it takes to tell us their favourite Olympic/Paralympic moment.

Hilary Knight picked winning the ice hockey gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Here's the entire final if you want to relive that moment with Hilary and the team looking back over that iconic moment together.

7:20pm - Productive in quarantine

Ok, nothing to do with the Olympics - or even sports - but there was a scandalous lack of cats in today's updates.

Roxy brought the remedy:

6:47pm - Delfina Pignatiello's backyard burn

19-year-old Argentine swim sensation Delfina Pignatiello is sharing how she's staying in shape while staying at home.

Delfina (which means dolphin in Spanish fittingly enough) was the breakout star of the 2019 Lima Pan American Games.

Now she's staying in shape in quarantine and helping you to do do the same:

Look out for Delfina at the Tokyo Olympics, she looks set to announce herself on the global stage.

6:45pm - Keep up with this 85-year-old's workout

Cliff Jones is staying active and helping you to do the same.

Jones is an ex-Tottenham Hotspur striker and looks like he could still get on the end of a few long balls.

Even at 85 years young.

We salute you Mr. Jones!

6:32pm - Eliud Kipchoge: "A very wise decision"

Reigning Olympic marathon champ Eliud Kipchoge has his say on the postponement of the Olympics:

"All in all a very wise decision to postpone the Olympics until 2021."

"I look forward to come back to Japan to defend my Olympic title next year and look forward to witness a wonderful event.

"I wish everybody good health in these challenging times."

Get more reaction here.

6:15pm - What to watch: Indian inspiration

Watch the incredible journey of India’s top archer Deepika Kumari from poverty to the Olympics.

While Rio 2016 ultimately ended in disappointment for Kumari, she’s not done yet.

India's archer has her sights set on Olympic glory and improving women's rights in her country.

"'Gentlemen' always say 'ladies first' when holding the door, or at dinner... Why don't they say it when women want to get into education or sport?" - Deepika Kumari

This is her story:

How India’s top archer Deepika Kumari refused to give up

The incredible journey of India’s top archer from a childhood born in pover...

5:59pm - Novak Djokovic is Captain Hook

Novak is getting creative on dad duty.

5:35pm - Rafa Nadal serves it up

"Hey everyone," says Rafa Nadal from quarantine in Spain.

"Today it's my turn to cook for myself and my wife... Let's see if you know what I'm cooking.. answer coming later 😉"

"I hope you're all well and at home looking after yourselves. Be strong!"

"#tennisathome well actually #cookingathome"

Is it chipirones Rafa?

5pm - Athletes react to the postponement of the Olympics

The decision was made today to to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Here's a round-up of reactions from athletes and coaches, led by Dina Asher-Smith and Simone Biles' coach Cecile Landi.

Full story here.

4:30pm - Six months' wages to fight COVID-19

Indian star wrestler Bajrang Punia is going to donate six months of his salary to fighting coronavirus.

Punia, 2019 World Championship bronze medallist, works with the Railways as an officer on special duty in India.

"I have decided to donate my six months salary to coronavirus relief" - Bajrang Punia

When the Olympics do happen, there’s no doubt that Bajrang Punia will be one of India’s big hopes for a medal.

The 26-year-old has been in fine form over the past few years and is showing the kind of form that could see him shine in Japan and return home a hero.

3:55pm - Matisse Thybule dominates TikTok

Philadelphia 76ers player Matisse Thybule is on top of his game, that living room domination is unparalleled.

Those leg angles...

He's also got that quarantine skin routine down.

3:35pm - Kelly Slater talks to Olympic Channel

Surf superhero Kelly Slater is an 11-time world champion and at 47 and could still qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Slater talks retirement, the Olympics, and Baywatch with Olympic Channel's Ash Tulloch here:

3:20pm - Giannis Antetokounmpo dances

Lots of NBA basketball players have taken to TikTok during quarantine to share some moves.

Greek giant Giannis Antetokounmpo could use a lesson or two from LeBron though!

2:55pm - Shark in the pool

Adam Peaty really should have kept this haircut.

It would actually look a fin when he's racing

2:30pm - How can you not love Mikaela Shiffrin?

2:15pm - The 2020 Olympics have been postponed

Tokyo 2020, originally set to be held from 24 July-9 August 2020 in Tokyo, will "be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021" say the IOC.

Read the full story here.

2:10pm - Body and mind

In times like this it's important to stay physically active and strong, but also to be mindful mentally.

For yourself and the people around you.

Here are lots of podcasts we've done on the subject of how Olympians look after their mental health.

Here are a couple of podcasts we've done to get you started.

1:58pm - How freestylers work out

Don't drop the ball!

1:30pm - Real Madrid staying sharp

Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior...

No slacking!

1:07pm - Live schedule

Here's what's coming up up live on our Olympic Ceremonies Channel .

Tune in!

You can also stream Olympic Channel TV free here for Original series, replays of Olympic events and more.

12:55pm - Kids toys help keep those knees up

London 2012 gold medallist and Rio 2016 silver medal winner Renaud Lavillenie is another athlete getting creative with his home workout.

Love the obstacle course!

"When your daughter leaves her vehicles lying around in the garden, you can do an exercise session without little hedges."

12:25pm - Daily inspiration

Here's the incredible story of Argentine sailor and six-time Olympian Santiago Lange.

Lange lost half a lung to cancer, but still went on to win his first gold in Rio.

Just press play:

Santiago Lange: Beats cancer then wins Olympic Gold

Argentine sailor and six-time Olympian Santiago Lange lost half a lung to c...

12:10pm - 😎

12pm - Family assisted training

Families are really coming in handy these days.

11:50am - Get ready!

10 minutes to your live workout.

11:30am - Maggie Nichols: press handstands

Another great one to do at home.

Just be careful, it even took USA gymnast Maggie Nichols many failed attempts to get this one right.

11am - Neil Diamond: "Hands... Washing hands"

'Sweet Caroline' has always been a big favourite with sports fans.

Neil Diamond posted his iconic song online with a couple of modifications for these times: "hands washing hands, don't touch me, I won't touch you."

10:42am - 'Melo reminisces on March Madness

3-time running Olympic gold medallist Carmelo Anthony is missing the NCAA's March madness.

Here was a game he played in 2003 helping his team Syracuse University turn around a 17 point deficit.

Carmelo at the Olympics is a long highlight reel, here are his top moments from Rio 2016, and how he became the top Olympic scorer of all time.

Carmelo has 293 points, LeBron is second on 273.

10:35am - The LeBron family still dancing

LeBron James and his crew keep coming up with big moves - even in quarantine.

Here's a little more LeBron for you:

10:25am - Tuesday morning stretch

Get moving!

10:15am - Bayern Munich's remote training

Here's how this top German side are staying match-fit together.

10am - Messi's poor dog

Leo and his sons are giving the run-around to poor Hulk again.

Poor dog will never know what it's like to win a tackle.

No wonder Hulk looked like this post-match, this was uploaded by Leo Messi's wife Antonella Rocuzzo.

Morning all, welcome to a new day of updates from around the world. Get involved and send us some inspiration on our social media handles @olympicchannel.