Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Olympian Allyson Felix who became the all-time most decorated U.S. woman in Olympic track and field history during the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, after she won her seventh Olympic medal in the women's 400-meter final.
"Taking a silver in the 400 meter, Allyson Felix has just become the most decorated U.S. women's track and field athlete in history!" Graham wrote on Facebook. "She makes no secret of her Christian faith on social media. Before yesterday's big event, Allyson posted, 'I praise God for it all.' She has also said, 'I came to know Jesus Christ at a very young age. … Faith leads my life. That's definitely the reason that I run.'"
In a photo finish of the 400-m race Monday night, fellow Olympian Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove across the line, edging Felix for the gold by .07 seconds. more >>
When the world laughed at her and accused her of being unpatriotic, Gabrielle Douglas responded with love.
Along with a gold medal for the women's team all around competition, the 20-year-old gymnast has received a great deal of criticism on social media. From her appearance to her not standing up to cheer for her teammates' individual events, Douglas has endured some harsh words from spectators watching the Olympic games.
While the overwhelming amount of negativity has left Douglas feeling emotional, the Christian athlete chose to respond with love. more >>
Athletes from across the globe have gathered in search of gold at the 2016 Olympic Games, and five Christian sportspeople have managed to overcome obstacles to earn the top honor.
The Christian Post has rounded up a list of five Olympians whose Christian faith has helped them prevail when stumbling blocks could have prevented them from winning gold medals in Rio De Janeiro.
1. Simone Manuel, 20, Team USA Swimming more >>
U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were pulled over and robbed by gunmen in Rio de Janeiro pretending to be policemen.
"We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over," Lochte, who won the gold medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Olympic games, told NBC News on Sunday.
"They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong, so — I'm not getting down on the ground," he added. more >>
Rio de Janeiro – Olympic organizers revealed on Saturday that the change in color of the Olympic pools is caused by the dumping of hydrogen peroxide into the water. The Olympic organizers had replaced the waters of the green pools on Saturday through Sunday amid concerns over the athletes' health and the disturbance the murky waters pose to the water competitions.
The pools in Mari Lenk Aquatics Centre was reported to have turned green on Tuesday and yet organizers confirmed the pool to be safe to enter. Following a water-polo competition, athletes reported to be suffering from itchy eyes and feeling unwell.
Hydrogen peroxide added with chlorine more >>
Even though American football isn't an Olympic sport, two well-known NFL players who are fans of the international games say they've been inspired by members of the U.S. Olympic team who are using the platform to speak about their Christian faith.
Prince Amukamara, the 27-year-old cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, took to Twitter to share his admiration for Olympic divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson after watching a televised interview of the athletes in Rio.
"Loved USA Olympic [divers] interview," the cornerback wrote. "'Identity not in [diving] but in Christ!'" more >>