(RNS) Athletes say their religion is more than 'God wants me to win.'
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(RNS) These Team USA women's basketball players are known for their faith, but they're honored for their good works.
(RNS) The Team USA midfielder relies on God through wins and losses.
(RNS) Thirty-year-old fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history as the first American Olympian to compete in a hijab – and then won a medal, too.
(RNS) The diving partners use their Olympic platform to "give the glory to God."
(RNS) Katie Ledecky, who won a gold medal at just 15 years old at the London Games and shattered world records in the four years since then, said her Catholic...
(RNS) Aly Raisman, who grew up in a Reform Jewish home, won gold in the 2012 London Olympic Games for her floor exercise, performed to the Israeli folk song...
(RNS) She listens to chart-topping Christian musicians when she works out, but she also has an affinity to Judaism.
(RNS) Brown, an evangelical Christian, is ranked fourth in the world.
(RNS) Biles, a Catholic, includes prayer in her prep for Olympic greatness.
(RNS) The four-time world medalist demonstrates his faith with religious tattoos and jewelry.
(RNS) From Christian martyr to sports icon, St. Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and of Rio de Janeiro.
(RNS) The Olympics have deep religious and spiritual roots -- which, some scholars say, are in jeopardy.