Tag: Olympic

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

| Brad Parent | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a culture, we are fascinated by sports. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics and other sporting events. Even among those who aren’t athletically inclined, names like LeBron James, Tom Brady and Usain Bolt are as much pop culture icons as they are athletes, and the allure of watching them compete is undeniable.

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Gold medalist Pannek welcomed back at Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Gold medalist Pannek welcomed back at Benilde-St. Margaret’s

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Benilde-St. Margaret’s girls hockey players oohed and ached as they held and got pictures with an Olympic gold medal March 21, won by recent alumna Kelly Pannek.

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Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

| Ken Niezgoda | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Galen Rupp is slowly chiseling his place in history.

On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland made the sign of the cross.

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U.N. Refugee Olympic team: ‘The victory scream of all refugees’

U.N. Refugee Olympic team: ‘The victory scream of all refugees’

| Lise Alves | August 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Glued to the improvised screen set up on the patio of the Caritas house, the refugees yelled and they cried. But most of all, they cheered. They cheered for their two Congolese colleagues, Popole Misenga, 24, and Yolande Mabika, 28, who were competing in judo as part of the United Nations’ Refugee Olympic team.

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Olympic pressure? Wrestler relies on faith to help him cope

Olympic pressure? Wrestler relies on faith to help him cope

| Kelly Seegers | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kyle Snyder’s knack for making history began during his junior year of high school, when he helped win the first-ever state championship for the wrestling team of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Maryland. In March 2015, Snyder helped Ohio State win its first national title in wrestling, and in September of that same year, Snyder became the youngest world champion in the history of USA wrestling.

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