Can you believe it’s already been over two weeks since we first heard the term ‘social distancing’? It kind of feels like all the days are blending into each other (I’m pretending every day is Friday).
Unsurprisingly, the Olympic games are the latest lost sporting event of 2020 due to COVID-19. Canada stepped up by being the first country to announce it wouldn’t send athletes to Tokyo in July, and the games were postponed to 2021 less than 24 hours later. Now, instead of athletes representing their countries, it’s time for us to play for the world.
FAA and Shapo are also on the team, if you’re wondering.
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) March 21, 2020
We’re all in this together❤️🙏🏼. Be safe pic.twitter.com/QTd1Tj9ACH
— Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) March 21, 2020
For athletes and fans alike, rescheduling the Olympic games is heartbreaking. It’s something all sports fans look forward to. But although it was a difficult decision, it’s for the best.
Tough decision but the right one 🙌🏼. Athletes can wait. Sporting events can wait. This is bigger than sports. https://t.co/PBLiMowAnt
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) March 23, 2020
— Gaby Dabrowski (@GabyDabrowski) March 23, 2020
It seems that Canadians always step up in times of hardship, and our tennis stars are leading the way.
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In times of crisis, solidarity is more important than ever. Since we will be staying away from the courts until June, I am pleased to announce that the points I have earned in 2019 will be recorded under the #FAAPointsForChange project, from @bnpparibasopen to @openparcara. ❤️ @bnpparibas @carecanada @care_france . En temps de crise, la solidarité est plus importante que jamais. Puisque nous nous tiendrons loin des courts jusqu’en juin, je suis heureux de vous annoncer que les points que j'ai gagnés en 2019 seront comptabilisés dans le cadre du projet #FAAPointsForChange, du @bnpparibasopen à l’@openparcara. ❤️ @bnpparibas @carecanada @care_france . #wereallinthistogether 📸 @cocodubreuil
Canada is in urgent need of blood donors right now, and Rebecca Marino is doing her part.
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Yup first time donor! 🩸 – As an athlete, while I may not be able to compete at the moment, there are other ways I can help those in the community. – If you’re well and able please give today to @canadaslifeline: they’re in urgent need of donations! Canada, let’s do some good! ❤️🇨🇦
And we can’t forget the workouts! Our athletes are finding great ways to get a pump in from home.
— Steven Diez (@diezmonge) March 24, 2020
And, of course, more comedic gold from Genie Bouchard’s A+ Twitter account.
my agent just informed me you guys are sending ‘dating resumes’ to the email in my bio YALL NEED TO STOP 😂😂😂
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) March 22, 2020
…and Instagram account.
And how about Rory McIlroy’s forehand?! No tennis until June, Rory practicing in the sun every day…with everything going on, seeing him on the ATP Tour wouldn’t even surprise me anymore.
From the course to the court…
— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) March 23, 2020
We wrote about Kristie Ahn’s TikTok skills earlier this week, and she can sing too; Ahn and Canada’s very own Carol Zhao teamed up for a classic Hallelujah cover this week. This is just the #StayAtHome content we needed heading into the weekend.
— Kristie Ahn (@kristieahn) March 26, 2020
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