Alex Goldberg participated in the Olympic Games Chaplaincy Services as a Jewish Chaplain. Goldberg tells that the London 2012 Olympics have been the most inclusive games.
"I think God has a big role to play in sporting activities especially sometimes when you're injured or things aren't going as well as expected", writes Ben Oakley of the Open University.Last Updated on Aug132012
With the London games coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim athletes have had to balance the requirements of fasting and Olympic competition.
There are not many places on this earth where you can look out a window and see people from all around the world. However, as I look out the window of our office from the Multi Faith Center, that is exactly what I see. Right before me are 204 nations that represent the Olympics.
More Than Gold exists to enable Britain’s Christian communities to engage with the 2012 Games in the hope that churches will taste the excitement of reaching their wider communities in fresh and ongoing ways in Jesus’ name.
LONDON — At the Olympics, it’s not just the athletes who go faster, higher and stronger. So do the emotions of spectators at this vast, dramatic and often confusing event.
Human dignity is a fundamental tenet of the Olympic Movement. All members of the Olympic Movement are committed to work together to promote a peaceful society through sport.
An Olympic tradition and tool with vast untapped potential is the Olympic Truce.
When Madagascan Olympic athletes, team officials and families landed at Luton with no luggage, it was the churches that sprang to their aid.
Over two thousand volunteers have paid their own way to help churches serve their communities and international visitors during the 2012 Games. They represent over 40 countries including Ghana, South Korea, Russia and India.Last Updated on Aug102012
Canon Duncan Green, coordinator of Chaplaincy Services to the London Olympics, spoke of the Olympic Values during an interview on BBC Radio.
The monk in charge of the Buddhist shrine inside the Olympic Village says it is a privilege to look after the psychological well-being of more than 500 Buddhists in the Village.
At the 2012 London Olympics, Ven. Seelawimala Nayaka Thera of the London Buddhist Vihara will provide spiritual guidance to Buddhist athletes in Olympic Village at Olympic Park.
Many Catholic Chaplains number among the chaplains serving athletes and the media at the Olympic Games. One former sportman turned priest, Fr Geoff Hilton, will be among their number.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) chaplain Rehanah Sadiq has been selected for the 2012 Olympic Games, which commence with the opening ceremony on Friday (27 July 2012).
With over 20,000 media representatives at the London 2012 Olympics, the Chaplaincy services haven't overlooked the media. There are over 60 media chaplains at the media centre for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Eyewitness News crew has run into a few Hoosiers at the Olympic Games, but one Zionsville resident has a unique perspective.
LONDON - In East London near the main Olympic park, Britain's largest civil society organization recently held an interfaith Ramadan celebration with an Olympic theme.Last Updated on Aug062012
Hindus have applauded London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for giving representation to Hinduism at its Multi-Faith Centre in the Olympic Village.
A recent symposium on Olympic Values examined these values further and revealed aspects of these values which are found in all the world's religions.Last Updated on Aug042012
The question has been asked, "What religious groups promote the same aims in the London Olympic Games?". Take a look at the Olympic Values and participate in some activities.Last Updated on Aug022012
MANCHESTER, England -- Some people are simply gifted at sport; they excel at any challenge involving a ball, a stick or a physical contest nearly as soon as they turn their hands to it.
The 2012 London Summer Olympics are a microcosm of our world in the 21st century, if for only a couple weeks.
The world’s more than 1.5 billion Muslims have begun observing the holy month of Ramadan, including Olympic competitors. Religion and Ethics Weekly examined this issue in a video.
Shaun Lightman, former Olympian, is present at the London 2012 Olympics as an Olympic Games Chaplain
ROME, JULY 26, 2012 (Zenit.org).- For athletes gathering in London this week, a priest is not a good luck charm but a friendly presence. And the world of sport is fertile ground for evangelization, because it is a metaphor of existence itself.
Memebers of St George the Martyr Church in Southwark held a Multi Faith Torch Event as the Olympic Torch passed by.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The British High Commissioner, Adam Thomson, hosted an Iftar dinner at the British High Commission in Islamabad to mark the start of London 2012 Games.
A dozen or so Jewish chaplains of all denominations are part of a 190-strong team of religious leaders
Salvation Army Major Graham Carey will be working as chaplain at the Olympic Village, during the Olympics and Paralympic Games.
The ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus is credited with saying, 'The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning, but taking part'.
Organisers at the Olympic Village in London have confirmed that halal food will be provided for Muslim athletes because they understand that some of the 3000 Muslim athletes will suspend the Ramadan fast while others will not.
The Rev. Andrew Wingfield is participating as a Chaplain at the Olympic Games - at the Multi Faith Centre and in Olympic Village. Here he tells "what they actually do".
Not all the events of the Olympic Games are taking place in London. Other cities are hosting Olympic Events. Coventry is hosting several Olympic Football events. The Coventry Interfaith Network has been involved.
The South London Inter Faith Group organised a series of Interfaith Walks in the lead-up to the Olympic Games. Here we give a small coverage of the Merton Interfaith Walk.
South London Inter Faith Group encouraged and supported a coordinated set of inter faith walks this year immediately before the Olympics and Paralympics.Last Updated on Jul312012
For the 2,500 or so Muslim athletes expected at London 2012 - not to mention the far greater number of officials, spectators, staff and volunteers, accommodations have been made.
The East London Mosque will cater for Olympic competitors, and will also conduct a Citizens Iftar, as an interfaith event.
Rabbi Thomas Salamon of Westminster Synagogue is one of nine Jewish Chaplains who will be part of the London 2012 Multi Faith Chaplaincy team.
WITH more than 10,000 athletes competing at the Olympics and fewer than 10 per cent able to win a medal, the event always brings ''emotional upset and trauma'', says Australia's Olympic chaplain, Nett Knox.Last Updated on Jul282012
In July 2005 the world learned London was to be the host city for 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. And Christian Leaders throughout the UK started to discuss their response to this unprecedented opportunity.
A 600-foot footrace was the only athletic event at the first Olympics, a festival held in 776 B.C. and dedicated to Zeus, the chief Greek god.
In a BBC radio broadcast today, Anglican canon Duncan Green called on people everywhere in the world to live together in peace and harmony, in the spirit of the Olympic Games.
How do you cater for athletes of nine different religions at the Olympic Games?
During a tour of the Olympic Village today, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge, together with members of the IOC Executive Board and the IOC Athletes’ Commission, took part in a ceremony that featured the unveiling of the Olympic Truce Wall and the launch of the Olympic Games' Giving is Winning campaign
The London Boroughs Faiths Networks has organised a number of interfaith and multifaith events to mark the London 2012 Games.Last Updated on Jul272012
In a Foreign Office film launched last week, Director of Regent's Park Mosque Dr Ahmed Al-Dubayan and LOCOG Head of Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Rev Duncan Green discuss the facilities being offered to those observing Ramadan during the London 2012 Games.Last Updated on Jul262012
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI reflects on promoting peace and reconciliation through the Olympic Games
During the London 2012 Games the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Service will involve 193 chaplains recruited from the faith communities in the UK.
Alex Goldberg and Katherine Marshall discuss the roles of UK faith groups in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Dr Nathubhai Shah, President of the Jain Academy UK, were amongst the faith leaders and representatives who launched the fifth badge for the 2012 London Olympic Games.Last Updated on Jul262012