Olympic Flops

With Sasha Cohen’s (quite literal) deer-in-the-headlights flop in the long program of the figure-skating competition, another heavily marketed U.S. Olympic athlete has failed to deliver the goods during crunch time. (See also: “Jacobellis, Lindsey” and “Miller, Bode.”) Most athletes get their pictures on the Wheaties box and their trips to Disney World after they have achieved their goals. For some reason, we hype our Olympians before they get into the ultimate arena. Perhaps the added pressure contributes to their failures.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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