The myth of what the Olympics is all about falls short of what actually transpires at the games. At a time when sports are becoming a new religion, Christians need to reflect on what these very human competitions reveal.
Amid the changes at the Tokyo Olympics are adjustments to the way the Games are accommodating athletes’ religious needs, as well as to the way outside groups are able to share their faith with Olympians and their fans.
Since I was a youngster, I have watched television coverage of the Olympics, both summer and winter versions. I do not follow many sports competitions regularly, but I enjoy following some of the story lines in various individual and team competitions on this world stage.