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OLYMPICS: Hedrick's skate blade carries reminderVANCOUVER (BP)--The message isn't written for the worldwide audience to see, but solely as Chad Hedrick's reminder to himself.
On the top of his skate's blade, the U.S. speedskater has written the letters "CGIM," which stands for "See God in me." As he looks down at his skates when he's competing at the Winter Olympics, Hedrick is intent on thinking about his demeanor and the way he conducts himself.
"It's me going out there understanding what the whole process is and how many people are watching out there," Hedrick said. "It's not about going out and winning. It's about presenting myself well, and after the last Olympics I've grown quite a bit as a person."
The reason for Hedrick's growth is his recent conversion to Christianity, and he wants others who are struggling to know that there's hope for them as well.
"I won my gold medal [in Torino in 2006] when I felt like the world was trying to crush me," Hedrick said. "During a high point like that in your life, people can feel that way.... Read More
OLYMPICS: Lacing up her skates, Zaugg-Siergiej remains mindful of GodVANCOUVER (BP)--As a girl growing up in Wisconsin, Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej may have played on the boys' team at her high school but she wasn't exactly one of the guys. Read More
OLYMPICS: Women's hockey earns 1st winVANCOUVER (BP)--Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej and her U.S. women's hockey teammates wasted no time in their pursuit of a gold medal, clubbing China 12-1 in their opening game in Vancouver Feb. 14. Read More
Haiti 'lawyer' suspect in trafficking case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A legal adviser to some of the 10 American missions volunteers detained in Haiti may be a suspect in an El Salvador child prostitution ring, but the Haitian judge overseeing the volunteers' case said the development may have no bearing on their fate. Read More
Coordinated relief plan for Haiti formulated
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Leaders of Southern Baptists' response to the Haiti earthquake have formulated a coordinated plan for a long-term relief effort that focuses on working through an existing network of Haitian Baptist churches.
Representatives from the North American Mission Board, Florida Baptist Convention, International Mission Board, Baptist Global Response and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Network met at NAMB offices in Alpharetta, Ga., Feb. 11-12.
A coordinating group of re... Read More
Avery Johnson's dream lifted him to NBA
DALLAS (BP)--Former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson, fired just two years after leading his team to within two games of the NBA title, told the annual NBA All-Star Breakfast that faith has helped him overcome adversity.
The current ABC-ESPN NBA broadcaster said he hopes to have another chance to coach in professional basketball but is putting his timetable in God's hands.
"The way you overcome adversity is by having a dream," Johnson told nearly 400 people at the Feb. 13 breakfast... Read More
NCAA looks to ban Tebow-type eye black
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--In what some are already calling the "Tim Tebow rule," the NCAA Football Rules Committee is proposing that college football players be prohibited from writing anything on their eye black -- the very types of messages the former Florida Gator quarterback made popular with various Bible verses.
The recommendation was made by the committee in an announcement Feb. 11 and it now must be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel.
The committee actually called the new r... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 'The Shack' & the missing art of evangelical discernment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young's "The Shack" has now exceeded even that. Read More