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Religion at Olympics

Jews, Sikhs, Hindus Root For Fellow Believers In Olympics

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Americans cheered when Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass., won a gold medal on Tuesday (July 31) in the women's all-around gymnastics competition, bu...

Religious Roots Of The Olympics

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

I don't believe the Olympics should be a religion, but I also don't think athletic competition should be completely secular. Sports and religion belong together because health involves both body and soul.

From Greece To London -- How Religion Has Shaped The Olympics

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

(RNS) A 600-foot footrace was the only athletic event at the first Olympics, a festival held in 776 B.C. and dedicated to Zeus, the chief Greek go...