The Major Sports Events Chaplaincy Committee takes very seriously its role in recommending sports chaplains to organising committees. Our selection process gives a high priority to appointing experienced chaplains with a servant heart so as to ensure that athletes are served and protected. In providing chaplaincy to those in sport we want to ensure that they are pastorally cared for and provided for.
In two Olympic games, I felt alone. My familiar support environment was not there. In this emotionally charged situation, trusted mentors (chaplains) helped me to perform to the best of my ability, in spite of the tension and the pressure that weighed on me. The balance between the strain, which is an integral part of the competition and the support of the chaplains, who were on the spot and shared the experience with me, did me good and helped me to keep my goals in focus
Kordula Striepecke, Germany, KayakView all