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Olympic Day 2020 set to see world’s largest online Olympic workout

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The annual celebration of Olympic Day on 23 June will see Olympians create more history by leading fellow athletes and fans in the world’s largest digital 24-hour Olympic workout session.

Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes will lead live workouts at 11am local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live. 

As the world gets ready to take part in #OlympicDay, Olympic champions, ranging from Kenya’s 1500m gold medallist Faith Kipyegon, to France’s most decorated Olympian of all-time, Martin Fourcade, teamed  up with Tokyo 2020 hopefuls such as Dina Pouryounes, a taekwondo athlete hailing from Iran aiming to represent the Olympic Refugee Team, and the USA’s 13-time Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Jessica Long. (The full list of athletes can be found below.)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into lockdown and the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, close to 5,000 Olympians have engaged with a remarkable 243 million people online across more than 50 countries in the IOC’s #StayStrong, #StayActive, #StayHealthy campaign by sharing their daily workouts and uplifting tips on how to stay healthy in body and mind. Olympic Day 2020 will take this campaign to the next level.

The entire Olympic Movement has been mobilised to join the online activities. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its partners, including Olympic Games Organising Committees for Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 and Milano-Cortina 2026, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs), Worldwide Olympic Partners and rights-holding broadcasters, will be among those encouraging fans to join the virtual workouts.

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