Gymnastics, Faith and Olympic Glory
Patheos is proud to have secured various interviews with Olympic athletes during our recent Public Square Topic, Religion and Sports. We have grouped these articles into this topic page for your convenience.
The path to Olympic glory, for Dominique Moceanu, led through hardship and struggle. How her faith helped her through. Read more.
Sports can be just as much a burden on parents as they are on children. But they can also be just as much a blessing. Read more.
The next in our series on faith and gymnastics features Amanda Borden, captain of the gold-medal-winning "Magnificent Seven" team in 1996. Read more.
What's faith like on the floor of the Olympic Games? Television audiences often see gymnasts praying. Samantha Peszek describes her faith in a God who "gives me the strength that I need." Read more.
"Gymnastics gave me an anchor and a purpose. It was like a miniature faith for me." An interview on faith and sports with Stephen McCain. Read more.
Sally Ward was headed for the Olympics. Then she heard the call of God-to walk away. Read more.
I am one of the left behind; one of the damaged and defeated. I did not make the Olympics. I broke my neck. Yet I see these things as the will of God, and the will of God is not without reason. Read more.
"God used gymnastics to save me. Some people I went to school with are dead now, or strung out on drugs. If I had not had gymnastics, that would have been me. I'm sure of it." Read more.