The recent breaking news from LoveWorld USA TV spoke about the Olympics in the United States and the connection to Nigerian athletes. This topic has a close connection to Pastor Chris and his vision to expand the Christ Embassy Church to the North American audience. This move, through the LoveWorld USA TV, is an example of the close relations the two nations have in sports and in faith.
Another exciting day at the Olympics with Americans taking medals in the women’s halfpipe. California’s Chloe Kim won Gold, and Colorado’s Ariel Gold took the Bronze. A Christian, 18-year old Mommey Bonnie got a poor at the women’s 500-meter short track speed skating and placed fourth, inning her bid in the Olympics. Team USA Women’s hockey dominated Russia in a preliminary round and is set to face arch-rival Canada.
Based on the qualifying round the men’s snowboard halfpipe final is going to be intense.
Here’s an interesting Olympics story:
Three all American-born first-generation Nigerian immigrants will represent the African nation in the Bobsled and its Winter Olympics debut. The country is one of eight African nations competing in South Korea as part of the largest group of African athletes ever at winter games. For these girls, their roots are as important as their birthplace.
Seun Adigun (Nigerian Bobsled team driver):
“Although we are American, we’re also Nigerian, we’re actually Nigerian first. And that is the one culture that we know, the one culture that we were raised to respect and understand. So it’s almost like second nature to be Nigerian and represent Nigeria and show our patriotism because everything that we’ve always done has always been for the positive impact and betterment of our American existence. But nothing has really been able to contribute to the progression of Nigeria which we so equally claim. Just being able to show people that it’s ok to both and that it’s okay to represent where you’re from, I think is a powerful message that hopefully, we’ve been able to translate”