Saturday, August 11, 2012
Christian Athletes Honoured With Eric Liddell Legacy Award
By Solomon Izang Ashoms, 2K Plus International Sports Media
Special to ASSIST News Service
LONDON, UK (ANS) -- As the London 2012 Olympic Games drew to a close, More Than Gold, a Christian outreach organization that seeks to enable local churches to engage with big sporting events in host cities around the world hosted the inaugural Legacy Award breakfast in honor of Eric Liddell.
The male recipient of the award was the 2008 Olympic decathlon gold medalist from the USA, Bryan Clay.
He told 2K Plus International Sport Media: “It’s a huge award, it means a lot to me that people think that what I do off the track is worthy of praise. My faith plays a huge role in my life and it’s amazing that somebody recognizes that.”
The female athlete honored at this inaugural event was British rower and double Olympic silver medalist, Debbie Flood.
His eldest daughter, 77 year old Patricia Liddell Russell said, “He was a wonderful dad and it’s great the award is given to these athletes because there’s more to winning gold than winning gold.”
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