I marvel at all the athletes represented at the Olympics. I mean, you have to be the cream of the crop to do any of those sports. Even more, I admire the amount of Olympians who aren’t afraid to talk about God. Here’s another one featured in The Christian Post:
Olympian Jamie Nieto: ‘Put God First, You Can Do Everything’
Jamie Nieto is an Olympian who has starred in the recently released film “Jerusalem Countdown.” He took the time to speak with The Christian Post while at the 2012 Olympics in London.
“Your only limitations are what you believe them to be, and as long as you put God first, you can achieve all things through Him,” the American high jumper posted on his website. It’s a motto that has seen him through two Olympic events and has guided his career choices.
“When I speak to people all the time, that is something I try to share on people – if you put God first, you can do everything. Me through my athletics – I’m 35 and the oldest on high jump team – is a prime example. I need God in every aspect to help me move forward in my career and being here at the Olympics is a testament,” he explained.
What is it like for you to be at your second Olympic games?
Things are going well; getting prepared for the races. It’s pretty quiet, as most track-and-field people are starting to compete. People are competing now, business-as-usual. People just look focused.
Is there a religious life or community for Olympians while they compete?