Olympic Daily News: 29 May 2020! Biles: I'd never felt more ready
Even from home, Schitt’s Creek star Catherine O’Hara (the mom from Home Alone!) found herself being played off as she accepted her fifth Canadian Film Award for her portrayal of the show's matriarch Moira Rose. It was an award show moment to remember.
(And if you’re not watching Schitt’s Creek – you now have your weekend binge assignment.)
That viral video got us thinking: what are the best Olympic moments of celebration? Tweet us @OlympicChannel with your favorite.
Simone Biles: “I never felt more ready this early in the season”
“I never felt more ready this early in the season,” she said during the espnW virtual summit. “I was so ready for the Olympics to be this year.”
Quite a statement from the most decorated gymnast at the World Championships, who returned to training two weeks ago after seven weeks away due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“After that amount of time off, it kind of sucks because your body hurts and then you get really sore,” Biles said. “So you just have to get back into the swing of things. But it felt nice to see my coaches, my teammates, and just to be back on the equipment and in the environment.”
Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani launches Instagram to massive following
Shohei Ohtani, who plays for the Los Angeles Angels but hopes to represent his native Japan in baseball at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, has 135,000 followers on Instagram after only being on the platform one day.
The pitcher currently has one post, a video of him returning to the dugout to little fanfare from his teammates with the caption: “Hope my welcome to Instagram party goes better than this.”
No workout plans this weekend? Join some Olympians!
In need of something new for your home workout inspiration? Olympians Matt Grevers (swimming), Bubba Watson (golf), Victoria Azarenka (tennis), Allyson Felix (athletics), Monica Puig (tennis), Colleen Quigley (athletics), Kyla Ross (gymnastics), Michele Smith (softball) and Dawn Staley (basketball) have got you covered
They’re part of an all-star group participating in a charity Peloton ride. Fans in the United States can watch the ride live on ESPN Saturday at noon Eastern Time, and fans around the world can join in the action via the Peloton app.
Monica Puig relives her favourite Olympic Moment
Monica Puig relives her favourite Olympic MomentNo prizes for guessing Monica Puig's favourite Olympic moment! The Puerto Rican remembers her sensational gold medal win at Rio 2016.
Monica Puig makes Puerto Rico gold medal history
Monica Puig makes Puerto Rico gold medal historyMonica Puig wins Puerto Rico's first ever gold medal by beating Angelique Kerber in the women's tennis singles final at Rio 2016.
The answer to yesterday’s questions was the baton. There are five apparatus in rhythmic gymnastics: the hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and rope.
Now for today’s trivia.
How old was Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn when he won silver at the 1920 Olympic Games?
Olympic shooting medallists are in the DNA of the Maksimovic family
Olympic shooting medallists are in the DNA of the Maksimovic familySerbia is known for being home to many successful Olympic shooters. The Maksimovic family has played a big part in that success – the father Goran was a gold medallist for Yugoslavia in 1988 and his daughter Ivana added a silver in 2012.
‘Drop’ into the weekend with our ‘Daily Dog’
Boomer the Landcloud shows us some magic as we head off into the weekend!