Updates from homes around the world: Messi, Martin Fourcade, Mae Berenice and more

Messi's toilet roll challenge, Martin Fourcade's water bottle workout, and  the cutest personal trainer you've ever seen were some highlights today.

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.

8:15pm - See you tomorrow!

That's it from us for today.

Stay safe, stay positive, and see you tomorrow.

7:52pm - If you believe you can...

7:45pm - Hidilyn Diaz' words of calm 

The Philipinnes' first ever female Olympic medallist has been posting on social media and calling for calm in her country. 

Yesterday she posted:

"As an athlete we don’t stop when we fail once, even twice," on Instagram, continuing "the most important thing is we do our best and at the end of the day we won’t regret anything." 

Training in Malaysia, she is more determined than ever: 

"I will remain focus and determine to improve every single day together with TeamHD (Hidilyn Diaz)."

Today Diaz found out that she'd have to go into quarantine for two weeks from where she's training right now in Malaysia.

But she couldn't leave without one more lift:

7:30pm - Sports binge-watch

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7:05pm - It's all about attitude

Spanish Olympic racewalker Raquel Gonzalez Campos isn't slowing down either.

"We can't choose our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude."

6:43pm - The safe hands challenge 

We've all heard in a thousand times, but washing your hands really is is a vital step in combatting the spread of the virus. 

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu showed us how it's done and nominated Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who also took up the safe hands challenge, with many other Indian sports celebs getting on board.

Star runner Hima Das also nominated Mirza.

6:20pm - Mae Berenice's homework

Two time French Olympic figure skater Mae Berenice has got you covered with this home workout.

Remember when Bernice skated to Beyonce?

Beyonce - on ice! Meite pays tribute to Queen B | Music Mondays

Mae Berenice Meite performs to a medley of Halo and Run the World by Beyonc...

5:55pm - Tom Daly knits hats

Britain's dive sensation Tom Daly has a few hidden talents.

5:20pm - Paws for effect

The best personal trainer ever?

4:50pm - If you watch one thing today...

Make it this.

Aaron ''Wheelz' Fotherhingham is the godfather of extreme wheelchair sports.

Born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, he lost the ability to use his legs.

But that didn’t limit Aaron who has inspired a new generation of riders into Wheelchair Motocross, WCMX.

He uses a custom wheelchair for death-defying stunts and has a crash-reel that would make your eyes peel.

In 2006 at 14 years of age Aaron became the first person ever to land a wheelchair backflip, at 18 the first to nail a double backflip.

Aaron has toured the world with 'Nitro Circus' and starred in the Rio 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

Watch his incredible story below, just one episode in our new original Body+ series.

Press play below to watch the first episode free right now.

Meet Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham the godfather of extreme wheelchair sports

Aaron uses a custom wheelchair for death-defying stunts. He is now inspirin...

4:25pm - Do not try this at home?

Alpine ski gold medallist Lindsey Vonn is trying to get stronger, but like that Lindsey? Really?

P.K. Subban doesn't look so sure about this idea!

4:07pm - No excuses!

No slacking from Brazilian gymnast Jade Barbosa.

3:58pm - Thierry Henry 😎

More toilet roll treats!

3:45pm - New gymnastics move: The toilet roll

USA rhythmic gymnast Eva Griskenas is on trend.

2:55pm - The Lowdown!

Always guaranteed to pick you up.

2:05pm - Stay sharp

Don't let being stuck inside blunt your skateboard skills. 

Pro skater Joey Brezinski shows us how.

1:51pm - Simone Biles supports Athletes for COVID-19 relief 

Gymnastics megastar Simone Biles is supporting COVID-19 relief and encouraging other athletes to join the initiative. 

People can donate and athletes can sign up at www.athletesrelief.org all proceeds go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's COVID-19 Response Fund

The fund helps local nonprofits working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and with the most vulnerable populations.

1:32pm - Messi's toilet roll challenge

Challenged by ex-Barca teammate Xavi, Messi accepted, and made it look so easy!

The challenge was 10 touches, Leo did 17 just for good measure.

1:08pm - Agbegnenou is all over it

France's 4-time judo world champ and Rio 2016 silver medallist Clarisse Agbegnenou has the moves, the music, and a workout that'll have you wondering if you actually need the gym to open again.

12:50pm - Free to watch: Brilliant boxing documentary 

Ever heard of Teofilo Stevenson

He is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer who never became world champion. 

When George Foreman was asked at the 1976 Olympics: 'What would happen if Teofilo Stevenson came to the United States to turn pro?' 

He answered: "Stevenson would undoubtedly become champion of the world." 

So why did he say no to fame, glory, and millions of dollars? 

For Cuba. 

He won Olympic gold three times and retired a national icon. 

You can watch his incredible story right here on Olympic Channel in the free-to-air, feature-length, award-winning documentary that will knock you out: 'The People's Fighters'. 

Just press play below!

The People’s Fighters | Five Rings Films

The powerful story of how a revolutionary boxing experiment produced Teofil...

12:32pm - Who needs the gym?

Youth Olympic breaking champ Bumblebee shows us how its done.

12:25pm - 😂

5x Olympic champ Martin Fourcade has been busy.

First he announced his retirement, then he won his last ever biathlon race, now he's relaxing and taking it easy at home in France.

12:20pm - Plank! 

Chinese gymnast *Chen Yile *has shared some great exercises you can do from home. 

If you want to see more gymnastics, then check out our original series All Around featuring Chen, Russian gymnastAngelina Melnikova, and the USA's Morgan Hurd

Now all together: Side plank!

12:09pm - NBA players staying game ready

Memphis Grizzlies' player Ja Morant is fully uniformed up at home!

Matisse Thybule who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers is killing it on social media!

11:15am - Justin Rose hits another hole in one 

Remember when Justin Rose hit the first ever hole-in-one at the Olympics

It may not be his last judging on this form:

10:30am - e-Ski: Win prizes, help the local community

The skiing may be cancelled on the piste, but not online.

You can download this free FIS World Cup Ski Racing game and get involved for a good cause.

The game is free to download and play and there is no charge to compete in the e-Finals where you can win fantastic real-world prizes like VIP tickets to the 2021 FIS World Championships at Cortina 2021.

There are also pairs of HEAD, Atomic, Fischer skis and LEKI poles up for grabs.

This special event is being hosted on the FIS Ski Racing mobile game and the competitions are taking place from now until Sunday 22nd March at 15:00 CET.

The game is free but you can make in-game purchases available to personalise your racing equipment.

Revenues will be donated to the Coronavirus efforts in Cortina, Italy.

Players from 87 countries including Switzerland, USA, Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Canada, UK, Spain and Slovenia have already got involved.

Get playing!

10:10am - G.O.A.T. in training

Belgian hockey Olympian Jill Boon is outstanding in her field.

10:07am - Balcony burn: Staying lean in quarantine 

Staying in Spain, a country that despite being shut down by the virus, hasn't stopped staying active. 

This fitness instructor in Sevilla has a whole workout you can do on your balcony!

9:50am - A hug from Leo Messi

With Spain locked down, Leo Messi sent a message to fans and followers a few days ago praising medical staff and asking people to "be responsible" using #stayhome

"These are difficult days for everyone," his post begins, before sending love and strength to those affected and to the medical staff on the front lines.

"Health comes first," he continues, "this is an exceptional moment, we have to follow instructions from the health organistaions and public authorities, it's the only way we can combat this effectively."

Barcelona and Argentina's megastar also says it's a chance to spend some time with family that we don't always have, finishing with:

"Here's a hug, let's hope we can turn this around ASAP."

9:30am - Diveopoly! 

Think you can create one for your favourite sport? 

Do it and send it to us and we’ll post it here on our live updates.

Morning all, Ken here with our first day of live updates, stay safe, stay positive!