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The Gospel of Olympism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Nearly a year ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published an article entitled “Pope warns Olympic leaders about commercialization”. The subtitle of the article featured a quote from Pope Francis, “sport is harmony but if money and success prevail as the aim this harmony crumbles”. 1,374 more words

Nadia Comăneci

Even though I briefly took gymnastics when I was in kindergarten, it was only three years ago when I first heard of Nadia. The 2012 Olympics had just kicked off with a bang and anything related to the Games could be found online. 568 more words


Why U.S. olympic swimming is so dominant

Michael Phelps is back in the pool this week for the Arena Pro Swim Series in Arizona. It’s his first time in competition after a six-month ban from a drunk-driving charge last year. 1,131 more words


Canada Women's Sevens Q&A: Canadian captain Ashley Steacy

Canada rugby sevens star – and now interim captain – Ashley Steacy takes a few questions from Province Sports ahead of this weekend’s Canada Women’s Sevens in Langford, B.C., the fourth stop on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. 1,303 more words


Czech Republic Promoted, Germany Relegated For Women's Worlds

As a result of their 3-0 win over Denmark, improving them to 4-0 at the Division I Group A tournament in Rouen, France, the Czech Republic women’s team has secured the eighth and final spot at the 2016 Women’s World Championship next spring in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, taking the spot from the German squad that was relegated at this year’s Championship in Malmö. 247 more words


Samuel Påhlsson Retires From MODO, Tre Kronor

Swedish defensive centre Samuel “Sammy” Påhlsson today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 37, after returning to Sweden to captain his first team, MODO, capping a 20 year pro career in Boston, Anaheim, Chicago, Columbus, Vancouver, along with MODO and Frölunda of the Swedish League. 250 more words


Imagining The Ancient Olympic Games

The Panathenaic Stadium (Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο) is one of Athens’ many famous tourist sites – one that, I was surprised to learn, is actually a reconstruction of much older structure. 530 more words