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Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives ‘all glory to God’

Simone Manuel’s response after swimming from behind to tie for gold and breaking the Olympic 100-meter record? “All I can say is all glory to God. … I’m just so blessed.” Manuel is the first African-American woman to win gold in a swimming event, the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event, and the first American to win the 100-meter since 1984.


She will leave Rio with two gold and two silver medals. On Saturday night she won gold as freestyle anchor […]

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Brazilian Archbishop welcomes Olympic visitors

Brazil’s Primate, Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, welcomed attendees of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but expressed concern over the mismanagement by the Games’ organizers. The Archbishop commented that the Olympic Games “bring together the peoples of the world through healthy competition in several individual and team sports” and provides the opportunity to “encounter, learn, and share the world’s diversity.” He went on, though, to criticize the construction of the Olympic Village and the tight security that added […]

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