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Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete from its alumni base.

Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. Catholic schools Hill-Murray High School and St. Odilia School can claim the later.

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Shot putter says he keeps faith front and center wherever he competes

Shot putter says he keeps faith front and center wherever he competes

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The universality of the Catholic Church has helped Olympian and world champion shot putter Joe Kovacs keep his faith front and center no matter where his sport has taken him.

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Olympic swimming champion Ledecky returns home to cheering crowd

Olympic swimming champion Ledecky returns home to cheering crowd

| Kelly Seegers | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

After winning five medals — four gold and one silver — at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking things one step at a time on her return home.

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Gymnast Simone Biles keeps rosary — a gift from her mom — close when she competes

Gymnast Simone Biles keeps rosary — a gift from her mom — close when she competes

| August 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.

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At Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, cardinal blesses Olympic torch

At Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, cardinal blesses Olympic torch

| Lise Alves | August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

High above the city, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch, held by Brazil’s former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado.

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Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

| Christina Capecchi | August 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

On a national scale, it was a rough July, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.

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As she qualified for Olympics, U.S. fencer had ongoing talks with God

As she qualified for Olympics, U.S. fencer had ongoing talks with God

| Kelly Seegers | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As fencer Kat Holmes was going through the Olympic trials, she had “an almost ongoing conversation with God.”

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World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

| Kelly Seegers | August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.

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Overheard – February 13, 2014

Overheard – February 13, 2014

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“[Hockey] was just sacred in my home. When I turn on a hockey game and I hear that sound of the ice . . . it’s transcendent. I always say that hockey is not a sport, it is an art form. It is like a chess game at lightning speed.”

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Minnesota hockey Olympian connects faith and competition

Minnesota hockey Olympian connects faith and competition

| Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully | January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the midst of final preparations for the Olympics, U.S. women’s hockey player Anne Schleper said faith definitely plays a role in her games.

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Olympic hopeful Liz Podominick remains ‘God-focused’

Olympic hopeful Liz Podominick remains ‘God-focused’

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Liz Podominick, who attended All Saints School in Lakeville, hopes to be competing in the discus competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Bishops plan to use London Olympics to renew interest in Catholic faith

Bishops plan to use London Olympics to renew interest in Catholic faith

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

British bishops plan to use the 2012 London Olympic Games to renew interest in the Catholic faith

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