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Museum Of The Bible Unveils Olympics-Themed Programming

Published: Aug 3, 2016

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Museum of the Bible celebrates the 2016 Olympic Games with
biblically inspired content across multiple outlets and platforms


WASHINGTON D.C. – The Museum of the Bible is helping usher in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by inviting fans to learn more about how the Bible has impacted the games and the athletes that compete in them.

The Olympics-themed programming will include:

  • a 15-day reading plan available exclusively on the YouVersion Bible App and available in English, Spanish and Portuguese;
  • a 25-minute national radio special highlighting the history of the Olympics and how the Bible helped inspire many athletes on their Olympic journeys;
  • an ongoing podcast available throughout the 2-week event;
  • 1-minute radio featurettes broadcast syndicated on multiple outlets;
  • a daily email blast with online access to the radio featurettes as they’re released;
  • a recurring 1-minute television spot broadcast on Enlace, a Spanish language network available in 10 million homes in the U.S. and 50 million throughout Latin America.

“People throughout the world are inspired by this truly global event, and we want to invite people to discover how the Bible has touched and inspired so much of what we know as the modern Olympic Games,” said Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers.

“There are, of course, the many iconic athletes that have been inspired by the Bible in their pursuit of Olympic gold, and we explore their incredible stories in our content,” said Museum of the Bible Vice President Steven Bickley. “What most people don’t know is how the Bible has influenced things like the anthem played at the beginning and end of each Olympics, the official Olympic motto and even the Bible’s role in the rebirth of the games at the end of the 19th Century. Museum of the Bible is excited to share these fun, interesting and unique stories about the impact of the Bible on the Olympics.”

Fans can access all of the Museum of the Bible’s Olympics-themed content as its released at




Museum of the Bible - The Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible.  In 2017, Museum of the Bible will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum in Washington, D.C., located just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the Capitol. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here.

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