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Kipchoge, Quigley and other athletics stars join in on Olympic Day

The Tokyo Games are postponed until next summer, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate the Olympic spirit

June 23 is Olympic Day across the world, and to celebrate, the Olympic social channels and website have been featuring stars from many different sports and countries all day. Several runners and track athletes have been included in the day’s festivities, including Eliud Kipchoge, who tuned in to talk about the Tokyo Games, and steeplechaser Colleen Quigley, who is acting as a fitness instructor for the day and taking fans through a series of at-home exercises. The Olympic Day activities and content will continue throughout the day, so head over to the Olympic social pages to engage and enjoy. 

Athletics stars

Kipchoge was featured on the Olympic page with a message to his fans, letting them know that he’s still got his eye on the Tokyo Games, where he’ll look to defend his gold medal in the marathon. After competing in the 2004, 2008 and 2016 Summer Games, Kipchoge will look to make his fourth Olympic team and add a fourth medal (he has a gold, a silver and a bronze) next year in Japan.

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London 2012 gold medallist and Rio 2016 silver medallist in the heptathlon, Jess Ennis-Hill, was also included in the festivities with a short message to local school children in her hometown of Sheffield, U.K. 

At-home Olympic workout

The Tokyo Games may be postponed, but that doesn’t mean Olympians aren’t training hard every day. For Olympic Day, some of the world’s best athletes got on camera and filmed a series of exercises to take fans and viewers through an at-home workout routine. Quigley filmed “The Quigley Challenge,” which is a 45-second workout challenge for anyone interested in trying. Throughout the day, more Olympians will take to the Olympics Instagram page for more live workouts.