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Aug 21, 2016 - 08:27 am .- While Pope Francis has often spoken about sports as a means of fellowship and fraternity, the message has a special resonance in his August prayer intention, which coincided with the Rio Summer Olympics.
Aug 20, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- When the New York Times interviewed retired Olympian Dominique Dawes, she was asked a peculiar question: if you could have dinner with one person who is no longer living, and whose obituary was published in the New York Times, who would it be?
Aug 17, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy in her sport.  
Aug 13, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Katie Ledecky, Lia Neal, and Anabelle Smith are some names you might hear on television if you are watching the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year.
Aug 9, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year's summer Olympic games in Rio.
Aug 5, 2016 - 02:58 pm .- In the shadows of the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta, blessed the Olympic torch and wished for games of fraternity and peace.
Aug 5, 2016 - 03:16 am .- Sydney McLaughlin has not had an easy year.
Aug 3, 2016 - 09:30 am .- Just two days before the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis offered a message to those who will be competing in the international games.
Feb 16, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says.
Feb 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put their Catholic faith above everything else in life.
Oct 20, 2013 - 03:42 pm .- At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited Catholic nuns for encouraging him to succeed.
Aug 23, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The official flag of the Olympic Games, on its way from London to Rio de Janeiro's Shrine of Christ the Redeemer, was received by Archbishop Orani Tempesta and World Youth Day volunteers.
Aug 17, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat in Barcelona.
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:37 am .- The Brazilian women's volleyball team, together with the entire coaching staff, knelt down together to pray an emotional “Our Father” after their gold medal victory at the London Olympic games.
Aug 3, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team that is competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. But as soon as the competition ends, he will head to a Belgium seminary to begin the process of becoming a priest.
Jul 30, 2012 - 11:31 am .- Today marked the launch of a major Olympic event that you won’t find in the official Games brochure, 24-hour Eucharistic adoration.
Jul 28, 2012 - 09:03 am .- Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster reminded Olympians this afternoon that the deepest meaning of sporting achievement is giving“glory to their maker.”
Jul 26, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Catholics in England have created an Olympic Cross to help reach out to Olympians and attendees of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jun 15, 2012 - 02:59 am .- The ethics of sports will be the focus of a new initiative launched June 14 by two Vatican departments.

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