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Following its Keep Training Series, as part of its #UpAgain Campaign, the International Skating Union (ISU) is joining the International Olympic Committee for Olympic Day 2020, that will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones. The ISU will participate with 6 workouts throughout the day on @ISUFigureSkating and @ISUSpeedSkating Instagram Live.


As the world gets ready to take part in #OlympicDay, the ISU and the ISU Centres of Excellence have gathered a select group of Olympians to show you how to stay active through a special workout. Join them at 11:00 am local time zone on @ISUFigureSkating and @ISUSpeedSkating Instagram Live.

11:00 CEST - Aljona Savchenko (Oberstdorf/GER) and Deniss Vasiljevs (Champéry/SUI)
14:00 CEST - Ondrej Hotarek and Nicole Della Monica (Bergamo/ITA)
11:00 EDT (17:00 CEST) - Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi (Florida/USA)

11:00 CEST - Anice Das (Heerenveen/NED)
11:00 EDT (17:00 CEST) - Olivier Jean (Ottawa/CAN)
11:00 PDT (20:00 CEST) - Apolo Ohno (Los Angeles/USA)

As we faced one of the biggest challenges humankind has encountered in decades, the International Skating Union (ISU)’s campaign #UpAgain, launched in November 2019, took a greater meaning. It is an emotional and inspiring campaign based on one simple principle: we must overcome life’s challenges to achieve our full potential. Through this campaign, the ISU aims to encourage people to stay strong, to support each other in creative and mindful ways and together we will get #UpAgain. Find out more about the initiatives by visiting the #UpAgain page, which also includes Keep Training Series, tips from the athletes themselves on training, cooking and more as well as live streams.  

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The athletes involved in the Olympic Day workout video are:

- Laurie Hernandez (USA, artistic gymnastics)

- Faith Kipyegon (Kenya, athletics)

- Lutalo Muhammad (Great Britain, taekwondo)

- Sandra Sanchez (Spain, karate)

- Meli Derenalagi (Fiji, rugby 7s)

- Martin Fourcade (France, biathlon)

- Tokashiki Ramu (Japan, basketball)

- Eileen Gu (China, freestyle skiing)

- Colleen Quigley (USA, athletics)

- Zeyad Eashash (Jordan, boxing)

- Vinesh Phogat (India, wrestling)

- Tobias Wendel and Tobias Arlt (Germany, luge)

- Federico Molinari (Argentina, artistic gymnastics)

- Dina Pouryounes (Refugee, taekwondo)

- Valentina Marchei (Italy, figure skating)

- Pita Taufatofua (Tonga, taekwondo/cross-country skiing)

- Vivian Kong (Hong Kong China, fencing)

- Petra Klingler (Switzerland, sport climbing)

- Isaac Makwala (Botswana, athletics)

- Pandelela Rinong (Malaysia, diving)

- Agatha Rippel (Brazil, beach volleyball)

- Jessica Long (USA, para swimming)

The athletes lined up for the live Instagram workouts, scheduled at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones on @Olympics Instagram include:

- Pita Taufatofua (taekwondo/cross-country skiing) - Tonga

- Tyla Nathan-Wong (rugby 7s) - Wellington, New Zealand

- Melissa Wu (diving) - Brisbane, Australia

- Yamamoto Seito (athletics) - Tokyo, Japan

- Hong Zhang (speed skating) - Beijing, China

- Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie (badminton) - Jakarta, Indonesia

- Elizabet Tursynbayeva (figure skating) - Kazakhstan

- PV Sindhu (badminton) - Hyderabad, India

- Aisam ul Haq Qureshi (tennis) - Pakistan

- Zeyad Eashash (boxing) - Amman, Jordan

- Margarita Mamun (rhythmic gymnastics) - Moscow, Russia

- Cameron van der Burgh (swimming) - Cape Town, South Africa

- Johanne Defay (surfing) - Europe

- Abdullah Sediqi (refugee scholarship holder, taekwondo) - Europe

- Desire Operanozie (football) - Lagos, Nigeria

- Cherif Fall (surfing) - Dakar, Senegal

- Hugo Calderano (table tennis) - Rio, Brazil

- Mikel Thomas (athletics) - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

- Rommel Pacheco (diving) - Mexico City, Mexico

- Natalie Spooner (ice hockey) - Calgary, Canada

- Kyla Ross (artistic gymnastics) - Los Angeles, USA

- TBC - Tahiti/Hawaii