Olympic Daily News: 27 May 2020! Show us your quarantine 'do!

Get your daily update of Olympic news: Trivia, trends and talking points

It’s Sun Screen Protection Day!

So, let’s lather up and head to the (virtual) beach to relive the thrilling Rio 2016 men’s beach volleyball final where hometown heroes Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt took gold over Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai.

Cross country ski legend Marit Björgen will race again!

Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Björgen announced today that she’ll race again, two years after retiring.

The 15-time Olympic medalist, which makes her the all-time most decorated Winter Olympian, plans to participate in the legendary Vasa race in 2021.

"I've been out for two years now and missed working towards a specific goal," said Björgen to TV broadcaster NRK.

Olympic champions Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird to host remote ESPY awards

2012 Olympic soccer gold medallist Megan Rapinoe and four-time Olympic basketball champion Sue Bird will join NFL quarterback Russell Wilson to host a remote version of the ESPYS.

The show plans to celebrate heroism and humanitarian aid, instead of the year’s best moments and athletes in sports.

"We liked the idea of having athletes from diverse sports that represent something for every fan," show producer Jeff Smith told ESPN. "We're finding ways to make this feel really connected to the audience. They're so ready to reach out to this community."

Rafa returns to training

Double Olympic champion (2008, singles; 2016, doubles) and 19-time Grand Slam tennis champion Rafael Nadal is back on the court.

The Spanish superstar posted footage on his Twitter account, saying “I’m finally back on court, happy to be back on my practices.”

“And super happy that the kids can practice here again at the Rafael Nadal Academy,” he continued. “They’re happy, and that’s the most important thing.”

Show us your quarantine ‘do

NBA star Dwyane Wade, who helped Team USA to gold at Beijing 2008, has a new hairstyle that’s getting a lot of attention on social media.

So, that made us wonder: who else is experimenting with their hair right now? Tweet us @OlympicChannel and show us your best quarantine hairdo!

Olympic Trivia!

First things first: the answer to yesterday’s question was Abebe Bikila. The Ethiopian athlete won the 1960 Olympic marathon gold medal barefoot.

Now, here’s today’s question:

Which of these tennis players has not won an Olympic singles title?

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Andy Murray
  4. Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to Olympic tennis gold | London 2012 Replays

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to Olympic tennis gold | London 2012 Replays

#StayStrong, and walk tall, like today’s Daily Dog

This adorable German Shepard reminds us that even in trying times, we can stand tall and do hard things ;)

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