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“The Olympic Games are, by their very nature, about peace, not war,” Pope Francis emphasized, noting that “the five intertwined rings represent the spirit of fraternity that should characterize the Olympic event and sporting competition in general.”

Pope Francis’ desire for Olympics is to foster world peace, which is ‘seriously threatened’

Jul 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a message addressed to Archbishop Laurent Ulrich of Paris, Pope Francis expressed his fervent desire that the Olympic Games... Read more

The French 19th-century three-masted barque Belem is seen from the Palais du Pharo in the southern port city of Marseille on May 8, 2024, before the Olympic Flame arrival ceremony, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belem is set to reach Marseille on May 8 and ten thousand torchbearers will then carry the flame across 64 French territories.

Vatican prepares for summer Olympics with conference on faith and sports

May 8, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The three-day international conference on sport and spirituality is titled “Putting Our Lives on the Line.” Read more

Sydney McLaughlin

Sydney McLaughlin gives ‘all the glory to God’ after smashing another world record in hurdles

Jul 28, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

After breaking her previous record set a month ago, she gave all credit to God in a social media post... Read more

Pope Francis during the general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 26, 2022.

Winter Olympics close to Pope Francis' heart, says Vatican sports official

Feb 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing on Friday, a Vatican official who oversees sports matters has said the... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Marco Rubio condemns choice of China to host Winter Olympics

Feb 4, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has condemned China’s history of human rights violations and said the country should be prohibited from... Read more

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly displays her Olympics gold medal and the Miraculous Medal, a devotional medallion depicting the Virgin Mary.

Here are the top faith-filled moments from the Olympics

Aug 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Some competitors at the 32nd Olympiad made it clear that they were playing not only for national pride and a... Read more

Simone Biles

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles says she is ‘pro-choice’ in social media post

Aug 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Olympic gymnast and Catholic Simone Biles sparked a stir on Monday, Aug. 10, when she announced on her Instagram stories... Read more

Sister Percylee Hart RSM, principal of Union Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, sits in front a crowd of students, staff, and alumni as the crowd cheers on Sydney McLaughlin in her Gold medal race at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sydney McLaughlin wins gold and her Catholic high school goes wild

Aug 4, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Students and staff at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey cheered on Tuesday night as alumna... Read more

Simone Biles at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

Aug 3, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Although the Tokyo Olympics did not go as planned for Simone Biles, the Catholic 24-year-old gymnast made a triumphant return... Read more

Catholic schools proud of US Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky

Aug 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will be leaving Tokyo with four medals, making her the most decorated female swimmer of... Read more

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly displays her Olympics gold medal and the Miraculous Medal, a devotional medallion depicting the Virgin Mary.

Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion

Jul 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

After completing her final lift in a very close competition, Diaz burst into tears, clutched at the Miraculous Medal of... Read more

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Pope Francis offers blessing to athletes at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said. Read more

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, who will compete at the 2021 Paralympics in Toyko. Courtesy photo.

She overcame adversity with faith and is heading to the Paralympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Mahira Bergallo Brzezicki, 19, is an Argentine athlete who will be participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, proud of... Read more

Member seeks House vote on US boycott of 'Genocide Games' in Beijing

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

A member of Congress is seeking a vote by the entire U.S. House to require the Biden Administration to push... Read more

US Gymnastics Olympic Team

U.S. Olympian takes her Catholic faith to Tokyo games

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

U.S. Olympic gymnast Grace McCallum is bringing both her skills and her Catholic faith to the Tokyo games in July.  Read more

Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

May 18, 2021

Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing... Read more

Saint Andrew Kim Taegon.

Amidst the Pyeongchang Games, remembering Korea’s martyrs

Feb 13, 2018

As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games continue in Pyeongchang, the world is watching Korea for more than just sports.  Read more

Yuna Kim.

Catholic skater Yuna Kim lights the Olympic torch

Feb 9, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Catholic Olympic gold-medalist Yuna Kim lit the torch at the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South... Read more

Olympic rings.

Holy See to participate in Olympic opening ceremony, IOC strategy session

Feb 6, 2018

By Elise Harris

A delegation from the Holy See is in South Korea this week to participate in the opening of the Winter... Read more