by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2021 / 17:01 pm Although the Tokyo Olympics did not go as planned for Simone Biles, the Catholic 24-year-old gymnast made a triumphant return to competition on Tuesday and will leave Japan with two medals. Biles had been favored to win as many
by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2021 / 18:01 pm American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will be leaving Tokyo with four medals, making her the most decorated female swimmer of all time – and her Catholic alma maters are proud. In the Olympic games in Tokyo, Ledecky, 24, won
by Joe Bukuras Boston, Mass., Aug 2, 2021 / 17:13 pm Olympic track star Sydney McLaughlin will have her entire New Jersey high school cheering – and praying – for her when she competes for a gold medal in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Students and staff of Union Catholic Regional
Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion
by Jose Torres Jr. Manila, Philippines, Jul 27, 2021 / 12:55 pm Philippine Catholic bishops congratulated the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, not only for her victory but for her show of faith and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Diaz’s triumph came in the women’s 55-kilogram
by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 26, 2021 / 04:00 am Pope Francis offered his blessing on Sunday to athletes competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In his Angelus address on July 25, the pope noted that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad began in Japan on July 23.
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 14:00 pm The Catholic archbishop of Tokyo has asked visiting Olympic athletes and coaches to refrain from attending local Catholic churches to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi said on July 12 that the Tokyo archdiocese had made