Taiwanese bodybuilding champion encourages elderly to take up weight training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 65-year-old two-time bodybuilding champion will use his retirement to pitch the benefits of weight-training to elderly people. Lee Pao-kang (李寶康), who sports gray hai...

AP PHOTOS: Masks, COVID-19 no match for Israeli bodybuilders

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Wearing face masks and not much else, dozens of Israeli bodybuilders greased up their bodies as they prepared to flex their muscles under the scorching Mediterranean sun to com...

Column: A look at some of the best sports documentaries

Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance. For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete....

Former NCAA javelin champion banned 4 years for doping

MONACO (AP) — A former NCAA champion in javelin was given a four-year doping ban in a ruling published Tuesday. Ioannis Kyriazis of Greece, who also placed sixth at the 2017 world ch...

Ohio governor's early actions on virus now winning praise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week before Ohio recorded any coronavirus cases, Gov. Mike DeWine delivered his first warning, banning spectators from an international fitness and bodybuilding festival that b...

Notable sports deaths in 2019

Notable sports deaths in 2019: ___ Architecture: Roger Tallibert, 93. ___ Auto Racing: Sam B...

Doping on the rise, but WADA lacks resources to investigate

MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday more athletes are being caught cheating but it often lacks the resources to investigate. WADA published statistics showing...

Gaza man masters rare skill of balancing art

Whenever Mohammed al-Shenbari sees a new object, he quickly tries to find its “balancing point” and make it stand in a way that appears to defy the law of gravity. The 24-year-old self-...

Gaza man masters rare skill of balancing art

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Whenever Mohammed al-Shenbari sees a new object, he quickly tries to find its “balancing point” and make it stand in a way that appears to defy the law of gravity. ...

AP PHOTOS: Spanish bodybuilders compete for national crown

ESTEPONA, Spain (AP) — In the sunshine outside a large convention center in the southern Spanish city of Estepona, some very fit-looking people in scanty clothing applied fake tans and rehearsed statu...

AP Explains: A look at the Pan American Games in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The opening ceremony of the Pan American Games will be held Friday in the Peruvian capital of Lima. The largest multi-sporting event in the Americas will run until Aug. 11. Here's a ...

Beach volley, handball kick off Pan American Games in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athlet...

Champion bodybuilder turns himself in on Utah rape charges

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A champion bodybuilder accused of raping a woman has turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued earlier this month. Court records indicate Shawn Rhode...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. People in Pu...

Lawyer to be Mexico's first body builder at Pan Am Games

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sun hasn't even risen and the clang of metal is reverberating through a gym near Mexico City. On a frantic mission to sculpt his body, Carlos Suárez powers through another day o...