Daily routine: Five things to do - 7 May

Struggling to find anything to occupy your time? Try Olympic Channel's top 5 things to keep you entertained during lockdown this Thursday, including workouts, homemade trophies, and what connects Eliud Kipchoge to Kelly Clarkson 

There's nothing wrong with some nostalgia from time-to-time.

In honour of Throwback Thursday, we've picked out some epic, old school, Olympic movies to recommend.

Plus, we give you ideas for making your own trophy, some surprising music choices from an Olympic legend, and more.

Today's five things are hand-picked to make sure you have some Olympic inspiration to stay strong, stay healthy, and stay active.

1) Have an Olympic movie marathon

The Olympics have inspired loads of films but few are as 'feel-good' as Cool Runnings - the story of the Jamaican bobsleigh team from 1988.

Want something even more inspirational?

Chariots of Fire won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Picture. Its contenders included Raiders of the Lost Ark, Reds, and Body Heat.

The story centres on two athletes who were running for different reasons at the 1924 Games: one runs for his faith and the other competes to leave prejudice behind.

Plus, the soundtrack is utterly unforgettable.

Fancy something more up-to-date? Try [Olympic Dreams](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1zOMk1rXM)_. It was actually filmed during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

If there's a Tokyo 2020 void in your life (we feel you), the official Tokyo 1964 film is nearly three hours in duration and is streaming for free.

And, one for your diary, Olympic Channel will be releasing our latest Five Rings film, about Rulon Gardner in the coming weeks.

Our first film of that series, Nagano Tapes, is also streaming for free.

It's about how the Czech Republic ice hockey team won gold at the first Olympics to feature professionals from the NHL.

2) Make a trophy out of plastic bottle

British snowboarder Katie Ormerod was pleased to finally get her hands on her crystal globe, for becoming overall slopestyle champion.

It's not quite a crystal globe, but a plastic bottle trophy is one way of honouring someone's lockdown efforts.

Most of the things in this YouTube tutorial are pretty easy to find around the house.

You could award it to yourself after completing our workout with Katie Ormerod.

3) Get down like Eliud Kipchoge

The marathon world record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has interesting taste in music.

He lists American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson as one of his favourites according to Sportpesa.

Kelly Clarkson is an American singer
Kelly Clarkson is an American singerKelly Clarkson is an American singer

Kipchoge, who was recently on the Olympic Channel Podcast talking about isolation and his marathon plans, also mentions that he likes the song Kwangwaru by Harmonize Ft Diamond Platnumz.

And the Kenyan has inspired some artists to make songs too...

4) Relive an iconic Olympic moment

American boxer Claressa Shields became a Olympic champion for the first time at London 2012.

On the podium, she could hardly contain her excitement.

Claressa relived that moment on the latest episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast.

Her life story is being turned into a Hollywood film starring rapper Ice Cube and Ryan Destiny.

In a candid interview, she opened up about her difficult upbringing that included sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts.

Podcast: Claressa Shields - the Flint boxer who took on the world and won

Podcast: Claressa Shields - the Flint boxer who took on the world and won

And you can also watch Claressa's full Olympic final from London 2012, including her celebration, on YouTube.

5) Tune in for some Dream Team time

The Last Dance documentary series about the basketball legend Micheal Jordan and his final season with the Chicago Bulls has been unmissable so far.

Olympic Channel are streaming (for free) all of the games Jordan and the rest of the USA basketball team played at Barcelona 1992.

We have the full 'Dream Team '92 Revisited' schedule available here. Tonight's game is the one against Brazil, and you can find out more about how it felt to play in that match-up, in our interview with the man believed to be the most prolific points scorer in the history of the sport.

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