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Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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MoJules
Florissant, MO

First of all, for all you naysayers, don't forget, DN is owned by the Mormon church. Second, best of luck to all the LDS athletes and to the athletes from the USA also.

MLH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I just wonder how many catholics are in the Olympics

YGradFan
CENTERVILLE, UT

@MLH, Good question. Why don't you figure it out and let us know.

Candide
Salt Lake City, UT

Why wasn't this story about the number of Utahn's in the Olympic games? Why does it matter which religion the competitors are?

Brent T. Aurora CO
Aurora, CO

I did not watch any of the Bejing Olympics. And I have no intention of watching any of the London Olympics. The involvement of Mormons or Utahns doesn't change this. There is a glut of international competition which makes this "event" insignificant. And the events are for the most part either uninteresting (most events), exploitative (gymnastics amounts to child abuse) or (in the case of interesting sporting events) inferior to more meaningful competitions such as Wimbledon or NBA finals or World Cup Soccer or the Tour de France. And nationalism, the apparent draw upon which interest lies, is repugnant.

5
Orem, UT

My 10th grade english class required a research paper. I wrote on the Olympics and the nationalism which has consumed them. The original charter of the Olympics banned the counting of medals by participating countries. The games were instigated to celebrate the achievements of individual athletes. It was assumed that this was the best way to bring nations together in a totally non nationalistic venue. We have totally defeated the original intent of the Olympic movement. The answer to the question of why is "follow the money".

Twin Sister
LINDON, UT

I would guess that one of the reasons there is an article about the number of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participating in the Olympics in the Mormon Times section of the DN is because stories in the Mormon Times are about . . . . Mormons! :) No one needs to feel slighted by that.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Does anyone have the latest news as to who god is cheering for.

floridagirl
Palmetto, FL

Yep, me.

FYI
Taylorsville, UT

@Candide
"Why wasn't this story about the number of Utahn's in the Olympic games?"

That article ran on July 26th in the sports section.

Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT

skeptic,

I'd have to say every single one competing. He loves all of his children.

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