Congratulations and Mazel Tov, Aly Raisman!

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After several days of highlighting Christian Olympic athletes, today I have to praise Jewish-American gymnast, Aly Raisman, who entered the Olympic games as a bit of an underdog – or at least not as high profile an athlete as some of her teammates. Yet last night, the 18-year-old “elder statesmen” of the U.S. gymnastics team [Read More...]

Stop Picking on Gabby Douglas

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On her Facebook page this morning, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas posted the following message: “Whew I finally got some good rest after having to deal with some of this negativity. First my hair – then my mom. I guess noone could wait till we finished competing so that we could keep our concentration and [Read More...]

Double Amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius in a Picture Worth 1,000 Words

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Though South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to ever compete in the Olympics, didn’t make it past the semi-finals in the Men’s 400m yesterday, he is still an inspiration to people with disabilities all over the world. The photo below is from 2009, but it made the rounds on the Internet yesterday [Read More...]

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Didn’t Know She Wasn’t Supposed to Achieve the Impossible

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After reading the excellent profile of Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky in last week’s The Catholic Standard, I had to watch her race in the women’s 800m freestyle on Friday night. After all, here was the youngest member of the entire U.S. Olympic team – age 15 – swimming a grueling race that required her to [Read More...]


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