Some athletes have resorted to training indoors while others are finding new hobbies

By Nicole Ganglani | lead photo from Milwaukee Record/Twitter

The global sports scene has drastically been infected by the coronavirus outbreak. Not only are sports fans around the world missing games and tournaments but also athletes themselves who technically don’t have jobs at the moment. With several major sporting events postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, these athletes have no choice but to innovate their training routine or even find something to keep them occupied. Here’s what some of the world’s best athletes are doing during the COVID-19 crisis. 


Nikko Huelgas

Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas is taking his workout routine indoors. The triathlete says via Instagram that the best way to cope during this time is to get quality sleep, enough multivitamins daily and of course good nutrition. 


Paul George 

LA Clippers star player Paul George is taking his talents to online gaming. The Clippers, who are ranked second best in the Western conference, as well as the rest of the NBA teams won’t be seeing action until June. 


James Milner

Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he’s spending his time dividing the tea bags in his household into seven piles. 


Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas, who recently visited Manila, spent some time with the cast of Yes Theory—a youtube channel focused on inspiring people to get out of their comfort zones. Will we be seeing the tennis star on one of their episodes? 


Giannis Antetokoumpo

The Greak Freak is entertaining himself with a couple of new hobbies, namely playing the guitar and chess. Hopefully this somehow impacts his game once the Milwaukee Bucks are back on the court. 


Dries Mertens

Despite the complete lockdown in Italy, Dries Martens is maximizing his wine collection (including his gigantic bottle) to get stronger. 


Tim Van Berkel

Australian triathlete Tim Berkel remains outdoors (in a hopefully safe place) as he recently posted a video of one of his bike tricks. It seems as if these triathletes are making up for all the postponed and canceled races with some much-needed training sessions. 


Frances Tiafoe

Multiple athletes like tennis star Frances Tiafoe are doing their part by giving back to those affected by COVID-19. Some notable athletes that have done the same are Steph Curry, Kevin Love, Antetokoumpo and Zion Williamson. 


Steph Curry

Aside from providing a helping hand, Curry is also studying his game. The three-time NBA champion says he’s been watching some of his highlights on YouTube twice a day. 

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Serena Williams

The American tennis star widely considered the greatest of all time says she’ll be spending her quarantine in solitude. Williams also hinted that she might post some of her makeup tutorials soon. 


LeBron James

Meanwhile in downtown LA, Lakers star LeBron James is looking for a vino drinking partner. We volunteer!

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