The International Olympic Committee has no plans to revoke the gold medal of Bruce Jenner despite calls from an online petition to do so following Jenner's gender identity change.
Earlier this week, an individual living in Massachusetts posted a petition on the White House's "We the People" site calling for the revocation of Jenner's 1976 gold medal.
"As we all know, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) is an Olympic gold medalist," states the petition, which must get 100,000 signatures by July 1 to be guaranteed an official reply from the Obama administration. more >>
92-year-old Harriette Thompson completed the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. This amazing woman completed a 26.2 mile race and became the oldest to ever do so.
Harriette runs to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has raised $100,000. She has run the marathon every year since 1999. She only missed it once in 2013 because she was diagnosed with cancer and was in radiation treatment. She has a heart of gold, and proves that each and every time she gets out there to compete. The former record holder, Gladys Burrill, ran the 2010 Honolulu Marathon in 9:53:16 at 92 years and 19 days old. She was 74 days younger than Thompson is right now.
She lost both parents, three brothers and her husband to cancer, so this cause is very close to her heart. Harriette completed the race alongside her son Benny. Toward the end of the race at mile 21, she struggled. But she was able to gain her composure and finish like a champion! more >>
Sports reporters have had a field day writing about the countless NFL scandals that played out in media headlines over the past year, but Benjamin Watson, the Christian tight end for the New Orleans Saints, believes some might be unfairly scrutinizing the league.
Watson, 34, acknowledges the scandalous stories that have been written about the NFL, but insists the negative reports are not an accurate representation of the league as a whole.
"You've got a league with a couple thousand players or so depending on the time of year. Then you have 10 or more very high profile stories that are terrible stories and things that have happened," he told The Christian Post. "The majority of the guys are not in the news; they're doing great things in the community, they're doing great things at home, playing well and abiding by the rules. There's probably more than the general population, to be honest with you." more >>
On Tuesday evening, The Washington Post ran a short post by Des Beiler "debunking" a popular meme — launched by Boston Herald columnist and radio show host Gerry Callahan — that ESPN passed over Iraq War vet and double amputee Noah Galloway — a crossfit athlete, distance runner, and recent third-place finisher on "Dancing With the Stars."
While it's obvious that Jenner received the award and Galloway didn't, Beiler takes issue with the use of "runner-up." Indeed, ESPN's press release announcing the award doesn't mention any runners-up — or any other athletes considered. Instead, it's full of all the pablum you'd expect when an athlete advances the liberal cultural narrative:
Bruce has received many accolades over the years for being one of the greatest Olympians of our time but The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn. She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces. more >>
ESPN announced this week that Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPYS on July 18. In what is becoming ground zero for sexual identity courage awards, the last three winners of the ESPN award identify as gay, lesbian and transgender.
"What the hell am I going to wear?" Jenner tweeted Tuesday with a link to the ESPN press release.
Russell Wilson, the Christian NFL star rumored to be dating R&B singer Ciara Harris, appears to be impacting Harris' prayer life after he invited her to visit the Seattle Children's Hospital where the pair encouraged children who are battling cancer. The experience later inspired the singer to pray for the children.
Wilson, the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback, has been consistent in volunteering for the hospital for years and was even named "team captain" in the initiative called "Strong Against Cancer" last year. In recent weeks the football player has been spotted with Harris at places like the Japan state dinner and a Seattle Mariners game.
The Twitter account for both the hospital and the Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation's "Strong Against Cancer" initiative, which seeks to end childhood cancer in the next decade, expressed gratitude to both Wilson and Harris for their visit. more >>