2004 Summer Olympics Athens

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Lake Tahoe missionary uses Olympic pins to share Gospel

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (BP)--Armed with suitcases full of valuable Olympic trading pins and a large green foam wig, resort missionary Debbie Wohler traveled to Athens in search of opportunities to share Jesus with the world during the Games.

Calif. Baptist students interact with Greeks, others at Olympics

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP)--Nightclubs, subways, stores and cafes were the means God used for a group of California Baptist University students to build relationships with tourists and Greek natives in Athens during the summer Olympics.

Students in New Orleans join in prayer for Greeks

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--By Aug. 19, the second day of classes at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, most students had learned that a team from NOBTS was in Athens proclaiming the Gospel at the Olympics. But few suspected they would become part of the NOBTS Olympic team when they attended the chapel service that day.

NOBTS ministry team scatters Gospel seeds during Olympics

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"And the Lord opened her heart to the Gospel." The phrase from Acts 16:14 has new meaning for Endel Lee after his experience at the Olympics.

World’s fastest teen: Allyson Felix takes silver medal

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Allyson Felix

ATHENS (BP)--At just 18, Allyson Felix has broken world records in the 200-meter race and narrowly missed a gold medal at the Olympics.
      What's more, Felix sees her running ability as a gift from God.
      Felix, daughter of an ordained minister and professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, Calif., captured the silver medal in the women's 200 meters Aug. 25 by setting a world junior record of 22.18 seconds.

Olympian ready to help seekers grapple with faith in Christ

ATHENS (BP)--Imagine if you're a sportswriter assigned to the Olympics in Athens, enthralled with all the world-class competition but, deep inside, hurting with spiritual emptiness.

3 marathoners for U.S. fueled by their faith

ATHENS (BP)--Dan Browne missed out on a medal in the 10,000 meters in Athens by finishing 12th, but he remains optimistic about the marathon Aug. 29.

Baylor’s Wariner leads U.S. to 400-meter medal sweep

ATHENS (BP)--Baylor junior Jeremy Wariner picked a great time to log a personal best.

Errorless on the field, Olympian’s higher aim is faithfulness

ATHENS (BP)--Headlines celebrated the overpowering pitching of the U.S. softball team en route to a gold medal via a 5-1 victory over Australia Aug. 23.

Gold medalist Carly Patterson called ‘young woman of faith’

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Carly Patterson

ATHENS (BP)--Gymnastics gold medalist Carly Patterson is "a young woman of faith," according to a report by Sports Spectrum, a Christian sports media organization.
      Sports Spectrum's daily e-mail newsletter Hot Corner stated on Aug. 24:
      "Although SS [Sports Spectrum] has not interviewed Carly, we know this much about this young woman who has captured hearts and gold in Athens. Her favorite Bible passage is Philippians 4:13, 'I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.' Her favorite reading material is the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. And she likes to listen to Christian music."