17 February 2018

RUN YOUR BEST RACE

Eric Liddell was a Scot who won a Gold medal in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Then he went to China as a Christian missionary. The movie of his life was called Chariots of Fire. I was a journalist in search of a story. Interviewing the manager of … [Read more...]

Introducing… Julia Immonen

Interviewed by Mitch, Crown Jesus Ministries Julia Immonen rowed her way into the record books at the beginning of the year when her team, Row For Freedom, rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They became the first fivewoman team to row … [Read more...]

Olympic News

Christine Ohuruogu Christine Ohuruogu narrowly failed to defend her Olympic 400 metres title, having to settle for a silver medal. Starting cautiously Christine found herself in seventh place as she came off the final bend before producing a … [Read more...]

A Once Broken Reid!

As they pulled her out of the water, 16 year-old Stef Reid sensed that she was in trouble. There was so much blood. To make matters worse, they were in rural Canada, three hours from the nearest decent hospital. Stef was a typical sport-mad … [Read more...]

Did you get my ice-cream?

WHEN AMERICAN HIGH JUMPER, CHAUNTÉ LOWE, TELEPHONED HER DAUGHTER AFTER THE 2012 WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ISTANBUL AND SAID, “I WON,” SHE GOT A SURPRISING ANSWER. FIVE-YEAR OLD JASMINE REPLIED: “I ALREADY KNOW THAT BUT DID YOU GET MY … [Read more...]

Brothers in Oars

When the Olympic Games get underway next month, two brothers from Coleraine are serious contenders for a medal. Richard and Peter Chambers are rowers and teammates in the Men’s lightweight four. At 27 Richard is the older of the brothers - Pete, who … [Read more...]

More Than Gold

The Olympic Games in London 2012 are now just weeks away and their impact will be felt not only in the capital but across the world. The games will also create a buzz of enthusiasm and excitement locally with home grown talent such as … [Read more...]

Olympics then & now

Michael Lapage, Olympic Rower Michael Lapage is a remarkable man. On the day that we met, he was only available in the afternoon. “Monday mornings I walk on Exmoor with a group of friends”, he explained. He is 88. He has had a full life – RAF … [Read more...]

Getting Prepared for the 2012 Games

No doubt there has been a huge focus on preparing for the 2012 Games, whether it’s the athletes’ preparation, or building the venues, but how should we as Christians be preparing for this great opportunity? First, we need to recognise our own … [Read more...]

SOCCER SCHOOLS

For the past few years, Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) have been privileged to partner with many churches around Northern Ireland in running Soccer Schools. One of these has been with Ballysally Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of the Ballysally … [Read more...]