Through the Olympics, people see personal excellence, perseverance, and commitment put into action. Olympians teach us about overcoming life’s roadblocks, how to eliminate negatives that creep into our minds, how to focus on priorities, and how to reach our potential.
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So far in Tokyo, three Latter-day Saints have each won a medal: one gold, one silver, and one bronze. Learn more about them and their stories below.
It seemed that after dedicating the majority of her young life to the sport of gymnastics and after battling back from injury as well as COVID-19 in the last two years, Skinner’s Olympic dream was over after just one night of competition. Then something unexpected happened.
There were wins in volleyball, both out on the sand and indoor on hardwood, for players on Team USA with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on day five of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo — plus races in swimming and more news from gymnastics.
USA’s volleyball teams had their first matches, swimmers had their first races, gymnasts competed in their preliminary competitions and the soccer tournament continued in the first two days of official Olympic competition. Here’s how athletes with connections to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did in their Olympic competitions.
USA Today published an op-ed by former Connecticut high school runner Chelsea Mitchell who is one of three young women who are challenging the Connecticut regulation which allows transwomen (biological men) to compete in women’s and girls' sporting events.