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  • Olympics: Dietzen's love for teammates anchored by faith

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Monday, August 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy of FIVB
    RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) -- Christa Dietzen comes by the "Mom" nickname her teammates have given her naturally. She's the oldest in her extended family, and she's one of the oldest players on the U.S. women's Olympic volleyball team.

    For Dietzen, the captain of the U.S. team in Rio, her interest in caring for those around her comes not just from any mothering instincts she might have, but from what she believes is required of her as a Christian.

    "What does it look like to be a Christian athlete?" Dietzen asked. "I think the first ... Read More