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Category: Sports

Vatican's New Project Dives into Sports Ethics
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Vatican’s New Project Dives into Sports Ethics

Vatican City- The ethics of sports will be the focus of a new initiative launched June 14 by two Vatican departments. “Where is the world of sport moving? Where does the phenomenon of violence between soccer fans come from? What about match fixing? Doping?” asked Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, the Under-Secretary of […]

Pope Challenges European Soccer Stars To Promote Noble Virtues
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Pope Challenges European Soccer Stars To Promote Noble Virtues

Warsaw, Poland- Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament which begins on June 8. “I encourage all those involved to work to ensure that this event is experienced as an expression of the most noble human virtues and actions, in a spirit […]

Soccer Star Shares Faith At World Meeting of Families
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Soccer Star Shares Faith At World Meeting of Families

Madrid, Spain – Argentinean soccer star, Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, shared the impact his faith had in his life at the World Meeting of Families in Milan, which Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend this weekend. “My dream was to be a soccer player, and I have done everything to become a good player, but […]

Haryana Girl Wrestles Her Way to Fame
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Haryana Girl Wrestles Her Way to Fame

Tanned and lithe, Geeta Phogat stands tall. She has ‘wrestled’ her way to fame and that too from a village in patriarchal Haryana. Phogat would in a matter of a month get on to the mat in London and make history as India’s first woman wrestler to participate in the Olympics. Her skills alone did […]

Baseball Star Organizes Catholic Sports Camp For Youth
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Baseball Star Organizes Catholic Sports Camp For Youth

San Diego, Calif- Retired pro baseball star Mike Sweeney has organized a Catholic baseball camp this summer in San Diego to help young boys connect their sports life and their faith life while learning from professional athletes. “I want to try to build the Church,” Sweeney said. “There is a need for true, authentic Catholic […]

“The Rock” Reaches Parliament
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“The Rock” Reaches Parliament

Dileep Kumar Tirkey, a Catholic who captained the Indian hockey team for seven years, is the second Indian to play in three Olympic Games and three World Cups has been elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Odisha .

Cheers: Inter-Church Beer Brewing Tournament Kicks Off
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Cheers: Inter-Church Beer Brewing Tournament Kicks Off

It’s an idea that could definitely catch on: an interfaith group of churches are challenging each other to a home brew competition to be judged in Autumn, with proceeds going to charity.

Christian NBA Star Jeremy Lin Gets Censored In China
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Christian NBA Star Jeremy Lin Gets Censored In China

 China – China is facing a conundrum over the “Lin-sanity” phenomenon that is sweeping the world of basketball with the sensational rise of Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks player. Mr Lin, 23, has gone from obscurity to the world’s most-watched basketball star in under a week. His story – an unwanted player who shines […]

Pastors Get Set For 2012 Olympics
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Pastors Get Set For 2012 Olympics

The “games pastors”, as they are known, will be deployed at airports, bus and railway stations.

Soccer Match Brawl Claims Over 70 Lives
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Soccer Match Brawl Claims Over 70 Lives

At least 74 people were killed in a clash between rival soccer fans at Port Said, Egypt. The incident took place yesterday when the referee blew the final whistle during a football match which saw home team Al-Masri beat Cairo’s Al-Ahly 3-1. Al-Masri fans flooded the pitch, throwing rocks, bottles and fireworks at Al-Ahly supporters, […]