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In the US, prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football

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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USAP Surrounded by a slew of players with their arms draped over shoulders, West Bloomfield High School assistant coach Justin Ibe bowed his head and led a Christian prayer before a recent Friday night game. Forty yards down the sideline, three Muslim young men were having a quiet moment of their […]

Vatican launches athletics team

The Vatican has launched its own athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions like the Olympics. The move reportedly follows an agreement with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) under which the team can take part in nationally and internationally sanctioned events and access Italian national coaching and medical facilities. The Vatican Athletics […]

Laws banning gambling advertising in Australia during live sporting events a “welcome first step”, says Australian Christian Lobby

Laws banning the advertising of gambling services during live sporting events on Australian TV would be a “welcome first step toward protecting children from the harmful influence of gambling”, according to the Australian Christian Lobby. Lyle Shelton, managing director of the ACL, says advertising for sports betting should be treated in the same way tobacco […]


American football

Last weekend’s Super Bowl in the US saw the New England Patriots overcome the Atlanta Falcons in what has been described as the greatest comeback in the event’s history. Against that backdrop, ED USZYNSKI, in an article first published on the Athletes in Action website, reflects on whether God really cares about the outcome of sporting […]