2010: Vancouver Winter Olympics

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OLYMPICS: ‘The Pin Man’ makes Christ known at Winter Games

VANCOUVER (BP)--Barely noticeable on a lapel, a pin carries weight at the Olympics, which is why Sid "The Pin Man" Hopkins was standing near a SkyTrain station's escalator in downtown Vancouver -- his vest, hat, coat and lanyard forming a mosaic of pins ...

OLYMPICS: Hedrick contributes to U.S. record-breaking medal count

VANCOUVER (BP)--U.S. speedskater Chad Hedrick won his fifth career medal Feb. 27 when he captured silver in the men's team pursuit competition, tying him with Eric Heiden for the most medals ever won by a men's U.S. long track speedskater.       "I am very happy to be walking away from Vancouver," Hedrick said. "This is my fifth medal, all in different distances. Major accomplishment for me, and the next step in life is going to be a lot of fun."

OLYMPICS: Pac, Meyers win bobsled bronze

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BP)--The U.S. bobsled team of Erin Pac and Elana Meyers won a bronze medal Wednesday, the first medal for the United States in any of the sliding sports in this year's Olympics.

OLYMPICS: Missionary’s witness in Vancouver is full of surprises, opportunities

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BP)--After eight Olympics and nearly three decades in ministry, Debbie Wohler still discerns God's work in hindsight like the rest of us.

OLYMPICS: Pac, Meyers in 2nd after 2 heats

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BP)–U.S. bobsledders Erin Pac and Elana Meyers are in second place after the first two heats in the women’s bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics. Pac and Meyers set a track record in their second run of 53.05 seconds, a mark which was quickly surpassed by Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, […]

OLYMPICS: Olympian says there’s ‘no atheist at the top of a bobsled run’

EDITOR’S NOTE: BPSports editor Tim Ellsworth has been in Vancouver for Baptist Press’ coverage of the Winter Olympics, with credentialing from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Ellsworth has been writing about various Christian athletes and how they fare in their respective competitions. Additional reports are being provided by a media team from the Southern Baptist North […]

OLYMPICS: Faith stirs women’s bobsled duo to ‘work stuff out’

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BP)--Erin Pac and Elana Meyers may be bobsled teammates, but they haven't always been the best of friends.

OLYMPICS: Hedrick to retire from speedskating

VANCOUVER (BP)–U.S. speedskater Chad Hedrick finished sixth in the men’s 1500 meters Feb. 20 in the last individual race in his speedskating career. Hedrick still has the team pursuit event Feb. 26-27 but has announced he is retiring from speedskating after Vancouver. “I think you can watch on video and know that my race looked […]

OLYMPICS: Chaplain nurtures Gospel seeds

EDITOR’S NOTE: Adam Miller, at the Winter Games in Vancouver, is part of a North American Mission Board media team covering ministry-related activities during the Olympics. WHISTLER, British Columbia (BP)–From yards away, Lyndon Rush’s red coat and tall frame are easy to spot among tourists, skis and snowboards. They’ve come to Whistler — an Olympic […]

OLYMPICS: Sharing coffee & Good News

VANCOUVER (BP)--Making an impact at the Olympics means serving others beyond what they are expecting.       "I'm a Christian. Isn't this what we're supposed to do?" asked Irina State, a member of a Romanian Southern Baptist Church ...