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.

Download the Team USA app today to keep up with all your favorite sports, plus access to videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios, and more.

 

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