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Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Italian Sporting Center's celebration of sports on June 7, 2014.

Pope Francis dedicates Olympic month to praying for sports

While Pope Francis has often spoken about sports as a means of fellowship and fraternity, the message has a special... Read more

Mother Angelica.

This three-time Olympian wishes she could dine with Mother Angelica

When the New York Times interviewed retired Olympian Dominique Dawes, she was asked a peculiar question: if you could have... Read more

Abbey D'Agostino. Courtesy of Dartmouth University.

Olympic runner who helped fallen competitor finds inspiration in God

An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy... Read more

Top left to right, Anabelle Smith, Katie Ledecky, Lia Neal, bottom left to right, Erin Rafuse, Gaby Lopez, KK Clark. Courtesy of Sacred Heart Schools.

This Catholic school network produced nine Rio Olympians

Katie Ledecky, Lia Neal, and Anabelle Smith are some names you might hear on television if you are watching the... Read more

Katie Ledecky.

These two game-changing Olympians are serious Catholics

Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year's summer Olympic games in Rio.  Read more

Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta holds the Olympic torch with former Olympian Isabel Salgado in Rio, Aug. 4, 2016.

Rio de Janeiro cardinal receives, blesses Olympic torch

In the shadows of the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Orani Joao... Read more

Sydney McLaughlin. Courtesy of Union Catholic High School.

Youngest US track Olympian relies on God when times get tough

Sydney McLaughlin has not had an easy year.  Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015.

What Pope Francis has to say to this year's Olympic athletes

Just two days before the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis offered a... Read more

Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010.

Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholics

Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also... Read more

Rebecca Dussault raced in the cross country skiing event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Dussault.

Put your faith first, Olympian encourages young Catholics

Olympic cross-country skier Rebecca Dussault recently spoke to a large crowd of young adults in Denver, exhorting them to put... Read more

Olympic medalist Jason Gardner in St. Peter's Square Oct. 20.

Olympic gold medalist credits nuns for inspiration

At a Vatican athletic event promoting the connection between faith and sports, British Olympic gold medalist runner Jason Gardener credited... Read more

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World Youth Day volunteers receive Olympic flag in Rio

The official flag of the Olympic Games, on its way from London to Rio de Janeiro's Shrine of Christ the... Read more

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Spanish swimmer dedicates Olympic medals to Virgin Mary

Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat... Read more

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Brazilian women's volleyball team celebrates gold with prayer

The Brazilian women's volleyball team, together with the entire coaching staff, knelt down together to pray an emotional “Our Father”... Read more

Carlos Ballve, athlete on Spain's Olympic Field Hockey team.

Spanish Olympic athlete to enter seminary after London games

Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team that is... Read more

Two young men participate in the Olympic Mass on July 28, 2012.

Perpetual Eucharistic adoration begins at the Olympics

Today marked the launch of a major Olympic event that you won’t find in the official Games brochure, 24-hour Eucharistic... Read more