I noticed that the new american gymnast & multiple gold medal winner Gabby Douglas mentioned Jesus at least a 100 times in her post competition interviews and sometimes i wonder if these athletes honestly believe it was a higher being which made it possible they won or its a brainwashing process by their parents and trainers with instructions to mention it as many times as possible. Its a subtle way of propaganda, considering the attention they get after winning gold, or medals in general. And its quite disturbing, what they do in their private time is their own thing and what they believe in, why they have to mention their religion every time they talk about their achievements is mind-boggling. They did it with their own hard work, years of training. Fairy tale beings had absolutely nothing to do with it. I don’t see other athletes that don’t believe in any religion mentioning their atheism, agnosticism or general lack of faith as a factor of their success. And they win just as much if not more. I really would have much more respect for their achievements without mentioning religion in every sentence. I doubt even Arabs or Muslim athletes were mentioning Alah as much after they won. Christianity contrary to general opinion can be way more fundamentalist, intrusive in the way it advocates itself through athletes and other such media personalities. In subtle and less subtle ways. Imagine some athlete doing the complete opposite thing, mentioning anti-religious feelings, or even satanism as their sole recipe for success. These people would be all offended and butthurt. That their methods of using media for their cause can be just as offensive, annoying, intrusive to others is apparently unknown to them.
It’s a sports event dear people, not a religious contest or event. Please leave this religious thing out of it. Thank you for understanding.