Prayer to Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes (and archers) as well as the military. I offer up this prayer for a safe and awesome competition for these Olympic games. Saint Sebastian and our Heavenly Father: thank you for giving us this wonderful tradition. Watch over all of the athletes as they utilize the incredible…

Surprise, Surprise!

So last week in this Road to Rio article I mentioned a surprise. I am super-proud to reveal this surprise. It taps into the excitement I’ve been feeling for these Olympic games. Without further ado, here is a guest blog  I wrote for the national magazine, BYOU (Be Your Own You). It appears on their website.…

Look at That Face!

Meet Sydney McLaughlin who is the youngest USA Track and Field Olympian since 1972. How determined is she? Just one look at that face and, WOW! Doesn’t it make you want to run as fast as you can and effortlessly glide over a hurdle that sits 30 inches above ground? Thank you espnW Twitter and…

Fencing Anyone?

With 42 sports in the Rio Olympics (15 days and counting), there are probably a few that you may not know too much about. If you’re like me, fencing is one of them. I know that this sport looks like a medieval duel. But the matches can happen so fast that it is often hard…

USA! USA! Olympic Rosters Set

Some of the more “popular” summer Olympic sports like volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, swimming and track and field have solidified their rosters. Are you ready? We are just 23 days away from the opening ceremonies, Friday, August 5. Twenty three days to get your game-face on! So be sure to stop by G3 often to get some…

Gabby gets Mattel Gold

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a Barbie doll made in your very own image? Gabby Douglas sure can! Our young superhero from the 2012 Olympics doesn’t have to imagine anymore, she is the next Barbie “Shero” honoree! A “Shero” is a female hero inspiring girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities…

US Women’s Water Polo on Point

USA, USA, USA! The US women’s water polo team gives us yet another reason to get pumped for the Rio Olympics. Why? They just claimed the gold medal at the 2016 FINA Women’s World League Super Final in Shanghai last weekend by beating Spain 13-9! Congratulations to Courtney Mathewson who was named the tournament’s Most…