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London 2012: How Do the Olympics Handle Religion?

by Michael Hirst
from BBC News

How do you cater for athletes of nine different religions at the Olympic Games?

The man charged with answering that question for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Locog, is Reverend Canon Duncan Green, an Anglican priest who has been seconded to Locog as its head of faith services.

His starting point was to form a faith reference group comprising representatives of the UK’s nine largest religions – Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Jain and Bahai – to advise on issues around faith in order to cater to the observations of practicing athletes, spectators and officials.

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April 12th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The Chicago Tribune on the Parliament’s Olympic Support

Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune, one of the city’s two daily newspapers, has interviewed Deputy Executive Director Zabrina Santiago regarding the Council of the Parliament’s recent support for the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid.  It’s a compelling discussion of the choice to offer our support and also links to two other perspectives from within the Chicago religious community.  To read the whole article, click here.