RSS
10 Olympians who reach out to God: A slideshow
Whether they're anxious before an event or victorious afterwards, these athletes take a moment to commune with a higher power
 
10 Olympians who credit God: A slideshow AP Photo/Matt Dunham

The Olympics may be secular, but the London Games acknowledge the role religion plays in athletes' lives, with venue prayer rooms, a multi-faith center in the Olympic Village, and 193 chaplains on call. Here's a look at 10 Olympians who give their higher powers a shout out, both before — like Brazilian gymnast Ethiene Cristina Gonser Franco — and after their feats of strength.

 

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Subscribe to the Week