Olympic-Bound Baha'i Athletes Speak About Role of Faith in Their Lives

August 11, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service


On August 11, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "When Nelson Evora hurtles through the air during the Olympic Games this month, he will know that his fellow Baha'is will be with him in spirit. Nelson Evora, who will represent Portugal in the triple jump, has often expressed his gratitude for the support of the Baha'i community in his adopted homeland... He is one of a group of Baha'i professional sportsmen competing at the top levels who have expressed their views about the influence of their faith on their participation in their sport. Others are tennis player Miles Kasiri (United Kingdom), baseballer Khalil Greene (United States), and footballer Luke McPharlin (Australia)." The article went on to offer short features on each of the athletes.