Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

August 7, 2012

God, Faith, Catholics and the Olympic Games

The Olympics will still be aglow as you begin school in the coming days. As always there are several stories of Olympic athletes that can be retold to help inspire teens to greater achievement. There are several other examples of Olympic athletes whose performance at the games and very lives themselves are testimony to God and faith. Here are just a few:

Mass Attendance in the Olympic Village

Notre Dame Fencer Carries U.S. Flag in Opening Ceremonies

Oscar Pistorius, Double Amputee Runner

"The mentality we've always had is that if you start something, you (have to) do it properly," he said. "The passion that you start something with, you finish it off with."

Gabrielle Douglas Gives Glory to God

You might ask your students why some in the media found Gaby Douglas' public faith witness so unnerving.

Lopez Lomong, Catholic, Olympian, Lost Boy

Missy Franklin Considering Converting to Catholicism

"My experiences at Regis Jesuit have absolutely impacted my spiritual life, in so many ways. I am considering converting to Catholicism; I'm currently Protestant," she said.

A More Complete Guide to Catholic Olympians

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