(RNS) 'All I can say is all glory to God. ... I'm just so blessed,' Manuel told reporters after tying for a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swim.
(RNS) For all the Olympic medals and world records, Felix's goal still is the same: 'to be more Christ-like each and every day.'
(RNS) The heavy lifter from Shreveport, La., lists three names for God as the most influential people in his life.
(RNS) Gardner's faith in God is the source of her confidence.
(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) 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 faith helps her keep things in perspective.
(RNS) Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin shares photos online of devotions with Louie Giglio and journaling in her Bible. She also has considered converting to Catholicism.
(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 "Hava Nagila."
(RNS) Brown, an evangelical Christian, is ranked fourth in the world.
(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) Bioethicist Arthur Caplan looks at the moral quandaries posed by Zika and the Olympics, the right-to-die law in California and more headliner issues.
(RNS) "Faith plays a very big role in my life," the gymnast said in 2012.
(Reuters) U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad was trying to pick up her credentials to the South by Southwest (SXSW) arts festival when a volunteer insisted she remove her head scarf.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) "The church has always defended sport because its values are not only Christian but universal," said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins. "It teaches you how to put human values such as compromise and collaboration in practice overcoming division."