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Faith and Sports, Gospel Music, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Russell Wilson, Simone Manuel, Texas Southern, Yolanda Adams -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. When Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, she was inspired by the song “Victory” by Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has talked […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Barcelona Olympics 1992, heptathlon, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Track And Field -

After Jackie Joyner-Kersee completed the two-day, seven-event heptathlon, 10,000 fans sitting in Montjuic Stadium watched as she sauntered around the track one last time. A thick cloud shrouded the stadium and hung in the warm Barcelona air, just as fans who were preparing for an evening party that started at dark hung around the venue […]

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Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Internet Essentials, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympics, Philanthropy, The Next Chapter, Track And Field -

Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated track and field. She’s widely known for her stellar track and field career that produced six Olympic medals, four World Outdoor Championships gold medals and earned her a spot in the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, but giving back to communities across the country is where her true passion lies. […]

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Aviation, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympics, Two For Tuesday, Women's History Month -

The Undefeated presents “Two for Tuesday” — short features that will post throughout March in observance of Women’s History Month. Each Tuesday, two women who were trailblazers in their fields, whether it be sports or medicine, entertainment or politics, will be highlighted. The first installment opens with accounts from the 1980s golden era of American […]

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SLIDESHOW - Every four years we watch the Olympics Games with excitement as America's greatest athletes compete against their best international competitors for a chance to bring home the gold...

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