Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Olympics

Caeleb Dressel sets butterfly world record in busy day, puts 'all my trust in God'

Saturday morning (or Friday night here in the U.S.) was quite busy for star American...

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Trayvon Bromell firm in his faith as he overcomes injuries to become Olympic 100m favorite

For the last 13 years, the Olympic men’s 100-meter title has been held by one...

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U.S. women win gold in Olympic 3x3 basketball debut, led by 'woman of faith' Kelsey Plum

The U.S. women’s 3x3 basketball team dominated once again Wednesday, and captured the inaugural women’s...

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Fiji rugby sevens team captures back-to-back Olympic gold, praises God on field

Rugby is by far the most popular sport in Fiji, and some would even say...

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U.S. wins silver behind strong Christian core in softball's return to Olympics

The U.S. Olympic softball team came up just short in the sport's return to the...

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INCREASE STORY: Pressing Closer To God - Janie Reed

Janie Reed is a 28-year-old outfielder for the U.S. Olympic softball team, currently competing in...

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Vincent Hancock captures 3rd Olympic skeet shooting gold medal, sees platform as witness for Christ

After setting an Olympic record by hitting 59 of 60 targets, American Vincent Hancock became...

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Carlin Isles leads U.S. rugby sevens at Olympics while being led by God

Five years ago, the U.S. men's rugby sevens squad suffered an early exit from the...

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Troy Isley prepares for Olympic boxing debut, grateful to God for opportunity

Competing in the Tokyo Olympics seemed unlikely for Troy Isley when he suffered an upset...

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U.S. archery team's Brady Ellison, Mackenzie Brown putting faith on display at Olympics

Members of both the men's and women's U.S. archery teams competing in the Tokyo Olympics...

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INCREASE STORY: God Has Me In His Hands - Debbie Flood

Great Britain’s Debbie Flood was pulled into the sport of rowing while training to be...

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Long jumper Quanesha Burks held on to God's promise while going from McDonald's to Olympics

As a track star for Hartselle (Ala.) High School, Quanesha Burks won 11 state championships...

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Melissa Gonzalez, wife of Lions QB David Blough, will represent Colombia at Olympics, aim to share Christ

Despite setting a Colombian national record in May for the fastest women's 400-meter hurdles time,...

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SS PODCAST: OU softball champion Nicole Mendes on faith as guiding light, playing for bigger purpose

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING NICOLE MENDES Nicole Mendes is...

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Sydney McLaughlin gives 'all the glory to God' after setting 400m hurdles world record

Entering the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for the 400-meter hurdles, 21-year-old Sydney McLaughlin...

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U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix defies odds, prepares for fifth and final Olympics

Allyson Felix vowed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics despite enduring a challenging birth of...

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Javelin record holder Maggie Malone finds her identity in Christ, not performance

For Maggie Malone, it seems that God has opened all the right doors at the...

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Vashti Cunningham, daughter of former NFL QB Randall, trusts God as she aims for Olympic medal

High jumper Vashti Cunningham is coached by a pastor. He's also a former NFL quarterback,...

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INCREASE STORY: God Alone Defines Me - Kyle Snyder

Kyle Snyder is a 25-year-old Olympic gold-medal-winning wrestler who will look to defend his title...

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Swimmer Simone Manuel overcomes odds to qualify for U.S. Olympic team, praises God for success

Only a few days after failing to qualify for the 100-meter freestyle event at next...

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Jenny Simpson incorporates her faith into running as she aims for fourth Olympics

Jenny Simpson has already shown the world her aptitude in the sport of running. A...

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