Olympics then and now: What can Eric Liddell teach us today?

Luke Randall  |  Features
Date posted:  1 Jul 2024
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Olympics then and now: What can Eric Liddell teach us today?

Eric Liddell

The Olympic Games are almost upon us. They start in Paris on 26 July and countless storylines will inevitably surround what is arguably the world’s biggest sporting event.

Can Novak Djokovic finally claim the gold medal, the one accolade which has eluded him during his glittering career, in what is surely his last realistic chance to win it? Can Tom Daley win a fifth Olympic medal? Can Simone Biles become the most decorated American gymnast in Olympic history? These are just some of the headlines which will fill papers around the globe as the games draw near.

However, perhaps the Games’ return to Paris should point Christians towards an even more remarkable story from the past; one of humility, loyalty and courage which we can take inspiration from.

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