Olympic Profiles in Faith

Olympic Profiles in Faith

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Gwen Jorgensen is the first American woman to win gold in the Olympic triathlon. She may have been the last person to believe in herself, but God had bigger plans.  More
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It was a clean sweep for three American women in the 100 meter hurdles Wednesday night. Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, and Kristi Castlin swept first, second and third in a feat that's never been accomplished in that event. More
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 Gold and Silver: U.S. Track Star Allyson Felix wins gold and silver in Rio, but she is also  a devout Christian, and told the Los Angeles Times that her Christian faith is the reason she runs. More
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A letter written to Olympic great Jessie Owens shows how his faith influenced his German Olympic competitor Luz Long years later and how their friendship outweighed the hate from Hitler's reign.  More
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Track star Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa is giving the glory to God after winning gold and setting a new world record at the Olympic games More
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The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt is making headlines around the world, but reports say the God he worships is being ignored by the BBC.  More
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U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is celebrating after earning his 23rd gold medal Saturday night in the 4x100-meter medley relay. But just two years ago the gold winning medalist was in a much darker place.   More
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Olympic gold medalist Almaz Ayana is telling the world how she was able to break a 23-year-old world record in the 10,000 meters track competition and she says it's because of Jesus.  More
Tori Bowie
Gold, silver and bronze: Track star Tori Bowie took a leap of faith four years ago when she told her grandmother that she could beat Olympians Allyson Felix, Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica. More
Michelle Carter
Michelle Carter won the shot put gold medal Friday night at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 56 years after Earlene Brown claimed the bronze in the same event during the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. More
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Maya DiRado gives her audience a inside look at her faith and what her gold medal really means to God.  More
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First time Olympic-swimmer Maya DiRado added a gold medal in the women's relay Thursday night to the bronze and silver she already won. But DiRado doesn't want to be defined by her accomplishments in the pool. More
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Bubba Watson, the No. 6 golfer in the world, didn't leave Rio with gold, but what many may not know about this nine-time PGA Tour winner is that he's a strong follower of Jesus Christ. More
Kendrick Farris
Kendrick Farris made his third Olympic appearance in Rio as he competed in the weightlifting competition. Farris placed 11th in the 94 kg weight class, but he says his weightlifting success gives him the opportunity to evangelize. More
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Texas-native Simone Manuel, 19, took her place in Olympic history Thursday night, becoming the first African-American woman to win gold in swimming after tying with 16-year-old Canadian for the top spot in the 100 freestyle. More
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American Olympic divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson took silver in their final dive from Rio 2016. They both have repeatedly shared how they find their identity in Jesus Christ. More
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The U.S. 2016 Summer Olympic athletes are speaking out about their faith and reliance on Christ.  More
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Olympic veteran Jenny Simpson competed in her third Olympics and finally stood a top the Olympic podium. Also known as "Track Jenny," she is a devout Christian and says Christ is the most amazing Constant in her life because He's always the same. More
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Simone Biles is the picture of beauty and grace in Olympic gymnastics competition in Rio de Janeiro. Along with her coaches, even her competition has called her "the best ever," "the perfect 10," and "the best gymnast in history." More
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American track & fielder Trayvon Bromell is the youngest sprinting champion with six world medals. But the super fast runner says he's running for more than earthly medals and attributes his success to God-given ability. More
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Five years ago 22-year-old Nigerian American Moralake Akinosun tweeted about her dream to compete in the Olympics. She ended up going above and beyond her dream, taking home the gold in the 4 x 100m race.  Akinosun, a Christian, said her faith inspires her to believe beyond the impossible. More
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The U.S Women's gymnastics team may be small, but their near flawless Olympic performance in Rio, paid off big.    More
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English Gardner got her wish through her faith and perseverance, leaving Rio with a gold medal.  More
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23-year-old Olympic soccer star Morgan Brian says she's learned to trust God through the ups and downs of the game.  In Rio the U.S. women's team lost to Sweden in overtime penalty kicks in the quarterfinals. More
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Laurie Hernandez, nicknamed "the Human Emoji" is the first American-born Hispanic gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in more than 30 years and she's giving God the glory! More
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Olympic soccer star Tobin Heath says that being a witness for Christ is more important than gold medals.  The U.S. women's team lost its bid for 2016 glory in Rio, losing in penalty kicks to Sweden. More
Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her mother Natalie share about their faith and how it has sustained the family over the years. More
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Missy Franklin was one of the biggest stories of the London Olympics four years ago, and now in 2016 she ended up taking home one gold medal from Rio for the women's 4 x 200m race.  More
Yusra Mardini
Yusra Mardini is a gifted swimmer who has made it all the way to Rio to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, winning the 100m butterfly. This same athletic gift saved her life almost a year ago. More
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Gold for NBA basketball:  Los Angeles Clippers center, DeAndre Jordan helped Team USA win gold and defeat Serbia in Rio putting America in first place. Jordan's faith is also one of the major factors getting him through stressful times in life, like competing in the Olympics.  More
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“It was therapy for me after making a big change in my life" Kevin Durant takes home the gold after leading a blowout victory at the Rio Olympics.  More
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Wrestler Haley Augello competed in her first Olympics and reflected on the path it took her to get there.  More

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