Daily routine: five things to do - 9 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, 9 April.
1. #StayStrong, #StayActive
We want you to #StayStrong and #StayActive always.
If you're trying to find a home workout that works for you, we've got you covered. Check out our curated playlists of selected home workouts courtesy of Olympians!
As part of our #StayStrong campaign, we've asked Olympic athletes to show you how they are staying strong and staying active.
Today, Refugee Olympic Team runner and Rio 2016 flagbearer Rose Nathike Lokonyen shares with us how she is managing to train despite being locked down in a refugee camp.
Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray has a home challenge you can do to stay active.
No, we wouldn't mind seeing Roger and Mirka Federer have a volley rally either.
Want to know more about Rose Nathike Lokonyen?
Olympic Channel's Evelyn Watta recently spoke to Rose and we recommend you read her story here.
Or maybe you're more of a rugby than an athletics person? One person who's had a foot in both camps is Greg O'Shea.
Ireland have a strong rugby tradition, but have only recently started making waves in the world of rugby sevens.
O'Shea, one of their star men, also made waves in the UK and Ireland as a contestant – and eventual champion – of dating show Love Island.
Why not check out our interview with the "most followed rugby player on Instagram"?
3. Watch our series
We've got lots of original series to keep you entertained here on Olympic Channel.
But our pick of one documentary you should watch today comes from our Five Rings Films collection.
In 1998, the National Hockey League finally agreed to let its players play in the Winter Olympics.
The Czech Republic, in the wake of the dissolution of the Iron Curtain, were an unfancied team to win ice hockey gold.
And yet, as told in The Nagano Tapes, that's exactly what they did. Re-live their triumph below.
Did you know we've got an entire back collection of the Olympic Channel Podcast you can catch up on?
Yesterday, we suggested you listen to the latest episode featuring Paralympian Scout Bassett.
Today we're diving into our catalogue of old episodes to pick out this emotional interview with Kenya's Wilfred Bungei, who went from Olympic gold to alcoholism and depression. It's a powerful listen.
Podcast: Olympic champ Wilfred Bungei on alcoholism & almost losing his life
Podcast: Olympic champ Wilfred Bungei on alcoholism & almost losing his lifeKenya's Wilfred Bungei seemingly had it all: Money, fame, and an 800m Olympic gold medal. However, after retiring he couldn't fill 'the vacuum' that training and competing once occupied and slipped into deep alcoholism. He almost lost his life several times, missed the birth of his child, and lost friend and fellow gold medallist Samuel Wanjiru. Now, over seven years sober, Bungei is helping other alcoholics and former athletes avoid making the same mistakes he did. Olympic Channel reporter Evelyn Watta travelled to Kenya to hear Bungei's emotional story.
5. Re-live Olympic events
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Every day, we choose a classic Olympic event – ranging from finals to ceremonies – and stream them in full on our social media platforms.
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