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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will open on February 7, and anyone who has ever watched an Olympic broadcast will be prepared for what is coming: Stories designed to play on the heartstrings.
Sometimes, the telling of these athletes’ stories with sweeping musical accompaniment can tilt toward marketable melodrama. But what television executives have perceived about the Olympic movement speaks to a deeper truth that resonates well beyond the world of sport and into the hearts of spiritual seekers.
About the author
Mark Sappenfield is the Olympics correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. Sochi will be his seventh Olympic Games.
Roger Poulson, Anne Daly, Kathryn Fish
Ending the blame game
Don’t take it personally
Pets and endless life
Hearing Spirit ‘speak’
A mission I support
My steps of prayer
Stolen car found
Finger mended quickly
Sury Victoria Prieto
Foot injury healed
Christ—friend to the friendless