• Around the world, people have been adapting to life under COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions.
  • For professional athletes that means finding new ways to train at home.
  • Gardens, living rooms and offices are being turned into sports workout spaces.

    Training is part of daily life for professional athletes – even during lockdown. Around the world, sportspeople are finding creative ways to stay in shape while staying at home.

    These images show how some are keeping up their training regimes in preparation for their return to live competition.
May 13, 2020; Airdrie, Alberta, Canada;  Kyra Christmas, member of the Canadian Women's National Water Polo team in her homemade pool that her and her father made to assist her with her training while swimming pools in Alberta, Canada remain closed due to COVID-19. The homemade pool is made out of straw bales and is 16 feet long by eight feet wide and six feet deep. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - 14305000
Canadian Women’s National Water Polo team member Kyra Christmas trains in her homemade pool at home in Airdrie, Alberta.
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Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw trains at her home in Loughborough, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Loughborough, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2RNG9625B0
Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw practises her pole-planting technique at home in Loughborough, England.
Image: Reuters/Paul Childs
Venezuela team karateka Ricardo Perez during a training session at home with his family, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2020. Picture taken May 8, 2020 REUTERS/Manaure Quintero - RC22PG9X5XR7
Venezuelan youth karate champion Ricardo Perez goes through his moves at home in Caracas.
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What is the World Economic Forum doing to manage emerging risks from COVID-19?

The first global pandemic in more than 100 years, COVID-19 has spread throughout the world at an unprecedented speed. At the time of writing, 4.5 million cases have been confirmed and more than 300,000 people have died due to the virus.

As countries seek to recover, some of the more long-term economic, business, environmental, societal and technological challenges and opportunities are just beginning to become visible.

To help all stakeholders – communities, governments, businesses and individuals understand the emerging risks and follow-on effects generated by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Marsh and McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group, has launched its COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and its Implications - a companion for decision-makers, building on the Forum’s annual Global Risks Report.

The report reveals that the economic impact of COVID-19 is dominating companies’ risks perceptions.

Companies are invited to join the Forum’s work to help manage the identified emerging risks of COVID-19 across industries to shape a better future. Read the full COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and its Implications report here, and our impact story with further information.

Eleven-year-old Brazil team skater Gui Khury during a training session at his grandmother's farm, days after becoming the first to land a 1080-degree turn, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the outskirts of Curitiba, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2ANG9ZSWMM
In Brazil, 11-year-old skateboarder Gui Khury gets some air during training at his grandmother’s farm near Curitiba, after recently landing the world’s first 1080-degree turn.
Image: Reuters/ Rodolfo Buhrer
Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio, silver medallist in the 2019 men's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, during a training session in his garden at home in Grottaferrata, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Grottaferrata, Italy, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane - RC2XKG91UNMW
Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio practises in his garden in Grottaferrata.
Image: Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane
Iman Avdic, national multiple swimming record holder, maintains her form by practicing in a small plastic pool inside an improvised greenhouse in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 23, 2020. Picture taken April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2XAG9APLDD
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national swimming record holder Iman Avdic trains in a purpose-built pool, complete with makeshift cover, in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj.
Image: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Groupama-FDJ's Kilian Frankiny of Switzerland during the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race that replaces the Tour de Suisse, that was cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his home in Naters, Switzerland April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2S9G9LC5V3
Swiss cyclist Kilian Frankiny, who rides for the Groupama-FDJ cycling team, participates in the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race – which replaced the cancelled Tour de Suisse – from his home in Naters.
Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk performs an invert off the table of DJ  Z-Trip as he rides his office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Vista, California, U.S., May 8, 2020.      REUTERS/Mike Blake     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2NKG9B7RLT
American pro skater Tony Hawks uses every available surface to perform tricks while riding his office ramp in California during an event broadcast on the internet.
Image: Reuters/Mike Blake
Clara Neumann, gymnast of the sports club Dresdner SC, trains in her parent's garden as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Dresden, Germany, April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - UP1EG420LW4L4
German gymnast Clara Neumann trains on an outdoor beam in her garden in Dresden.
Image: Reuters/Matthias Rietschel
Louis Deletraz, reserve driver for Haas Formula One team and F2 racer, trains on the simulator at his parent's home during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Veyrier near Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2020. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2C8G924U7Q
Swiss Formula 2 racer and Haas F1 Team reserve driver Louis Deletraz hits the track on a simulator at his parents’ home in Veyrier, near Geneva.
Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Hadeel Alami, a Jordanian judo practitioner, uses the sofa as a part of her trainings at her home during the curfew imposed by the government amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amman, Jordan, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC201G9DQ07W
Jordanian judo athlete Hadeel Alami uses a sofa to train in the living room of her home in Amman.
Image: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed
Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm participates in the Danish Championships in poomsae, which is the technical variant of taekwondo, on a video he records using his smartphone in his private living room at home in Aarhus, Denmark April 1, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. - RC2RVF9P77EI
Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm takes part in the Danish Championships in poomsae, a more technical version of the sport, using a smartphone to record his performance at home in Aarhus.
Image: Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix Denmark