2006 Winter Olympics Turin

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Speed skater, chaplain/ski coach ponder their Olympic moments

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Now that the excitement and emotion from the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, have had a few days to subside, those who participated in the games have had a chance to reflect.

OLYMPICS: Speed skater looks beyond the gold;
commentator looks for better conduct by U.S. Olympians

TURIN, Italy (BP)--The Winter Games in Turin, Italy, ended Sunday with a closing ceremony that began the Olympic torch’s trek to Vancouver, Canada, for the 2010 Games. Here are some items of note from the final days of the 2006 Winter Olympics:

Bobsledder’s hope for gold stretches beyond Olympic glory

TURIN, Italy (BP)--A gold medal is the ultimate goal for hundreds of athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

2002 gold medalist bobsledder seeks to repeat in Turin

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TURIN, Italy (BP)--Vonetta Flowers had dreamed about competing in the Olympics since she was 9 years old.
      A track and field star in high school and college, Flowers thought the 2000 Olympic trials were her last chance to fulfill that dream. So when she failed to qualify for the U.S. team, she was crushed.
      But Flowers now believes God had other plans for her. Applying her track skills to a new sport -– bobsledding -– Flowers took advantage of a new door God had opened in her life. She didn’t just walk through. She raced through.

Bobsledder mom awaits twin son’s miracle

TURIN, Italy (BP)--Training to win an Olympic gold medal is tough. Just ask bobsledder Vonetta Flowers.

OLYMPICS: Bode boasts & bombs; others show faithfulness

TURIN, Italy (BP)--The Olympics always have their share of drama and compelling stories. After a week’s worth of competition in the Winter Games in Turin, Italy, here are some developments of note:

Former gold medalist holds to faith amid personal trials

TURIN, Italy (BP)--Four years ago at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, U.S. speed skater Derek Parra seemed to be on top of the world.

Involvement in Atlanta Olympics fuels their outreach in Italy

TURIN, Italy (BP)--Twelve volunteers from the South Carolina Baptist Convention intend to spark interest in the Gospel among the thousands from around the world now in Turin, Italy, for the Winter Olympics.

At Olympics, WMU team to convey More Than Gold message

TURIN, Italy (BP)--A team of 11 women from Woman’s Missionary Union will travel to Italy Feb. 18-26 with the goal of sharing their faith as they interact with people from all over the world at the 2006 Olympics in Turin.

Olympics match Baptist chaplain with Costa Rican skier

TURIN, Italy (BP)--It might not be as widely known as the Jamaican bobsled team, but the Costa Rican cross-country skiing team has been a fixture at the Winter Olympics for more than two decades.