Participate in the Olympic Day
by Martin Merk|23 JUN 2020
Natalie Spooner will be one of the Olympic athletes you can join for a live workout session.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Today on 23 June it’s the Olympic Day featuring the world’s biggest Olympic workout. The annual celebration and Olympic values brings together Olympians from around the world who you can join in live workouts including Natalie Spooner of the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team.

23 athletes will hold live workouts at 11:00am in their time zone. Spooner’s turn is at 11am Mountain Time (1pm ET, 10am PT, 19:00 Central European Time, 20:00 EET/MSK) on the Instagram account @Olympics.

Other Olympic champions take part 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.)

In addition, 23 other athletes joined a compilation workout showcasing their favourite moves in this video:
The Olympic Day has been held annually since 1948 and commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894. This year will be special due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes it even more important to stay active and strong like our ice hockey players in this video who missed out on a chance to play the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship this year:
Check out the full schedule of the athlete-led workouts on @Olympics Instagram and pick your favourite athlete to work out with!

All timings are UTC on 23 June (except where noted).
  • 10 pm (22 June): Pita Taufatofua (Tonga, taekwondo/cross-country skiing)
  • 11 pm (22 June): Tyla Nathan-Wong (New Zealand, rugby 7s)
  • 1 am: Melissa Wu (Australia, diving)
  • 2 am: Yamamoto Seito (Japan, athletics)
  • 3 am: Zhang Hong (China, speed skating)
  • 4 am: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (Indonesia, badminton)
  • 4 am: Jonatan Christie and Anthony Ginting (Indonesia, badminton, on the @olympicchannel Instagram)
  • 5 am: Elizabet Tursynbaeva (Kazakhstan, figure skating)
  • 5:30 am: PV Sindhu (India, badminton)
  • 6 am: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan, tennis, on the @olympicchannel Instagram)
  • 8 am: Zeyad Eashash (Jordan, boxing, on the @olympicchannel Instagram)
  • 8 am: Margarita Mamun (Russia, rhythmic gymnastics)
  • 9 am: Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa, swimming)
  • 9 am: Johanne Defay (France, surfing, on the @olympicchannel Instagram)
  • 9 am: Abdullah Sediqi (Refugee Team, taekwondo, on @refugeeolympicteam Instagram)
  • 10 am: Desire Oparanozie (Nigeria, football)
  • 11 am: Cherif Fall (Senegal, surfing)
  • 2 pm: Hugo Calderano (Brazil, table tennis)
  • 3 pm: Mikel Thomas (Trinidad and Tobago, athletics)
  • 4 pm: Rommel Pacheco (Mexico, diving)
  • 5 pm: Natalie Spooner (Canada, ice hockey)
  • 6 pm: Kyla Ross (United States, artistic gymnastics)
  • 7 pm: Bryan Clay (United States, decathlon)
And below are some impressions from Spooner's session. The full clip can be found here.