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Staying Active At Home: How The International Day Of Sport For Development And Peace Is Uniting Athletes

April 06, 2020, 12:16 p.m. (ET)


On April 6, the United Nations recognizes the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to celebrate the role that sports play in fostering community, building bonds between people, and sharing experiences across the world. Globally, sporting competitions have been suspended and canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 serve as a beacon of hope in these difficult times. 

Through cooperation, compassion, and teamwork, athletes are finding innovative ways to support, encourage and cheer for one another as we all make sacrifices to halt the spread of COVID-19. In this way, sports can still unite us all in these trying times. Globally, the Olympic and Paralympic movements and the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games are showcasing athletes ability to meet adversity head on and overcome unforeseen challenges.

From Carlin Isles' at-home stair workout to Laurie Hernandez participating in a virtual relay, see how you can follow in your favorite athletes' footsteps by staying active while physical distancing at home.

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Monica Abbott, Softball 

Scout Bassett, Para Track and Field



Emma Coburn, Track and Field



Jessie Diggins, Cross-Country Skiing



Caeleb Dressel, Swimming & Grant Holloway, Track and Field



Shawn Johnson East, Gymnastics



Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics



Carlin Isles, Rugby



Katie Ledecky, Swimming



Carli Lloyd, Soccer



Simone Manuel, Swimming



Tatyana McFadden, Para Track and Field



Colleen Quigley, Track and Field



Brooke Raboutou, Climbing



Paul Weber-Ruggeri, Gymnastics