Olympian's Workouts Feed Philippines Families

Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz noticed live-streamed concerts were collecting money for coronavirus relief and was struck by inspiration: why not raise funds with an online workout?Since then the Olympic silver-medallist – and strong contender for her country's first Games gold –has made enough money to buy food packs for hundreds of hard-hit families in the Philippines.Diaz has done it all from Malaysia, where she was training to qualify for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics wh

10 May 2020

Doping scandal hits Thai Olympic medal machine

Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit eats up to 10 egg whites for breakfast, works out four hours a day, and is banned from his smartphone at night as his training shifts into high gear for the world championships.However, the muscle-bound 25-year-old has a problem: Thailand is under a self-imposed ban from weightlifting for doping, meaning the hosts may be unrepresented at next month's world championships on home turf in Pattaya.After nine Thai lifters were suspended following drug tests,

14 August 2019