Watch: Despite Summer Games Delay, Viral Tongan Flag Bearer Sharing Workouts on Instagram

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Back in 2016, Pita Taufatofua went viral as the oiled-up Tonga flag bearer hunk and he recently qualified for his third consecutive Olympics. And even though the Summer Games are being moved to 2021 due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Taufatofua isn't leaving his fans hanging!

The athlete is hosting educational workouts while most people around the U.S. and other parts of the world are in self-isolation. The videos are being shared on the Olympic Channel's Instagram. Taufatofua spoke with TMZ about the new venture.

"What we're doing at the moment on the Olympic Channel Instagram page, is we're doing a live workout video every night of the week," he explained. "So, everyone will be able to see exactly what it is we're working on."

He also commented on the situation on Instagram.

"For all of you stuck in isolation, I've joined forces with the @olympicchannel to bring you a week of live 10 minute workouts that anyone can do from home," Taufatofua captioned a video. "Head across to the Olympic Channel page and watch my stories for the workout countdown timer."

You can check out Taufatofua on the Olympic Channel's Instagram Live at 11 a.m. UTC on Tuesdays through Saturdays.
When: Tues- Sat

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