David Boudia and Steele Johnson: Rio Olympics

When Team USA members David Boudia and Steele Johnson emerged from their final dive Aug. 8 at the Rio Olympics, they earned the the silver medal in men’s synchronized platform diving. (RNS) But the glory, both men said belonged to someone else. Boudia, 26, told NBC, “There’s been an enormous amount of pressure. I’ve felt […]

Olympic Swimmer: Maya DiRado

Madeline Maya DiRado, 23, has already won three medals in Rio – gold, silver and bronze. She is a native of Santa Rosa, California. And in a recent interview with Christianity Today, Olympic medal-winning swimmer talked about her Christian faith: “I was raised by two strong Christians … Marit and Ruben,” DiRado told reporter Dorcas Cheng-Tozun. “I always attended […]

Muhammad Ali: The Controversial

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), an American former heavyweight champion boxer and one of the famous sporting figures of the 20th century, died last Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali passed away at […]