Daily routine: five things to do - 12 April 2020
During these challenging times when so many people around the world are staying home to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, we're all looking for a bit of motivation.
We here at Olympic Channel are sharing inspiring and emotional moments to help us all stay safe, strong and healthy.
Here are five things for today.
1. Home Workout
"Stay home, stay focused," says Simone Biles as she nails the handstand challenge, more than 1.2m views and counting!
Meanwhile Morgan Hurd is working the bars.
Not quite at Morgan or Simone's level of strength and fitness?
Don't worry, most of us aren't!
Here's a slightly more doable workout with Team USA sprinter Alysia Montano.
Ready to do some donkey whips, hip switches and wall slides?
Have the robots replaced us already?
No spectators? No cheerleaders? No problem. The Chinese Professional Baseball League has opened with robots standing in for humans, and they can make just as much racket!
Read the full story about the rise of the robot fans here.
Resistance is futile.
But not everyone took it so well, Japan's world champ Seto Daiya was 'shellshocked' at first, but shock has turned to resolve to stay strong, read how he's got back to positive thinking here.
The Rommel Pachecho story is here.
For starters, you simply have to watch Will Claye's new rap song 'Dreams don't die'.
Get it on right now:
Will Claye releases song of hope: Dreams don't die
Will Claye releases song of hope: Dreams don't dieThree-time Olympic medallist Will Claye has been one of the best triple jumpers in the world for almost a decade. And the London 2012 and Rio 2016 silver medallist can rap as well. Claye has just released has released a new song with an inspirational message to fellow athletes, after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The clip features Olympic hopefuls as well US sevens star Carlin Isles and surfing ace Carissa Moore.
Claye is a three-time Olympic medal-winning triple jumper, amongst the best in the world for almost a decade.
And he can rhyme too.
He made this new song as an inspirational message to fellow athletes, after the Tokyo Games were postponed.
And don't forget, on Olympic Channel we have plenty of amazing Original Series for you to get inspired by.
From feature-length documentaries to mind-blowing Olympic shorts, there's something for everyone.
Want in-depth interviews with the biggest stars in sport?
Our Podcast archive is a treasure trove of inspiring stories.
Find the words you need to hear.
Here's the one and only Simone Biles:
Podcast: Simone Biles – the complete interview
Podcast: Simone Biles – the complete interviewWe caught up with the history-making four-time Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles at her gym in Houston for an exclusive interview. We also spoke to Olympic champ Nastia Liukin about why she thinks Biles is the greatest of all time.
5. Stay engaged
Many people are turning to social media for fun, distraction and reassurance right now, and it's a time to stay engaged and in touch.
We love Ironman Jan Frodeno's home triathlon from yesterday: he finished it in 8:33:39 and raised over 200.000 euros to help the hospital in Girona, Spain, where he lives.
The 2008 Olympic champion breaks it down here:
And this is how sports commentators are keeping their game sharp.
Us too. Try and work this one out:
Olympic Channel TikTok
Olympic Channel is now on TikTok too, here's a puppy starring in a home workout attempt.
We dare you to find something cuter today: