Daily Routine: Five things to do - 18 April 2020

Olympic Channel gives you five things to do to stay active, stay positive, and stay healthy.

By ZK Goh ·

In the present times, we’re all looking for a bit of motivation.

Here at Olympic Channel, we are sharing inspiring and emotional moments in our Daily Routine to help us all stay safe, strong and healthy and to keep you active and entertained in isolation.

Here are five things for today.

1. Enjoy music

Did you know we have a Music Monday feature on the Olympic Channel YouTube page?

Every week, we pick a past Olympic performance set to music, from artistic swimming, gymnastics, or figure skating.

You can watch the playlist by clicking on the first video featuring Yana Kudryavtseva below.

Some athletes are making the most of their home confinement by turning musical, too.

Here’s Olympic figure skater Zachary Donohue showing his guitar and singing talents off.

2. Challenge yourself

Remember the “100 volley challenge” Andy Murray and wife Kim did last week?

U.S. men’s doubles pairing and London 2012 Olympic champions Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan have taken it a step further by using their mobile phones and a table tennis ball.

While we’re on the subject of tennis, Murray and Novak Djokovic held a joint Instagram live question-and-answer session yesterday, which also saw Stan Wawrinka, Feliciano Lopez, and Dominic Thiem all tuning in to leave comments while the pair chatted.

Djokovic admitted that the defeats that haunt him the most are his Olympic Games losses – to Rafael Nadal in the Beijing 2008 semifinal, Murray in the London 2012 semifinal, and Juan Martin del Potro in the first round at Rio 2016.

The Serb ended up winning bronze in 2008 but has never won Olympic gold; Murray beat Roger Federer in the 2012 final and was victorious against del Potro four years later.

If you missed it, Djokovic will continue to do Instagram lives with other tennis players.

3. Watch

Here at the Olympic Channel we have a wide range of videos, Olympic replays, live TV, and series for you to watch.

But don't fret if you don't know where to begin!

We're here to help.

We've put together an interactive mini-site called My Series Match to help you determine what you should see first!

If you're more of a social media person, why not check out our weekly round-up of the best of social from athletes and fans, called The Lowdown?

4. Read our features

Maybe you like reading about sports and athletes more than watching videos?

No problem. We've also got a wide range of interviews and features on the Olympic Channel to bring you.

From the emotional reason of why Senegalese footballer Sadio Mané wanted to build a hospital in his home village, to our exclusive interview with Cuban-born Polish volleyballer Wilfredo Leon in which he discusses his new life in Europe.

Japanese gymnast Teramoto Asuka is on her way back from a serious injury, and the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to next year has given her a new chance to finish her career in front of her home fans.

And double Olympic figure skating champion Hanyu Yuzuru has sent a message of hope and best wishes to his fans as counter-virus measures in Japan are tightened.

5. Visit the Olympic Museum virtually

The Olympic Museum (TOM) in Lausanne may be physically closed, but you can still enjoy its exhibits and contents online.

TOM has made 27 temporary exhibitions available on Google Arts & Culture, featuring photographers from more than 15 countries.

And why not check out their interactive page on the history of the Games and how the Games have evolved?

Don't forget to follow Olympic Channel on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.