Summer Olympics 2021
Father George Rutler graduated as the youngest of his High School class at age 16, and at age 26 became a Priest and later converted to a pastor of Catholicism. The Summer Olympics this year begins Friday, July 23 2021 and ends Sunday August 8, 2021. Rutler will be an excited spectator. 50 years ago he was ordained as an Anglican Priest and later converted to Catholicism. He wrote many books, including one entitled “Introducing Squash Rackets”. On July 14,2021, he became 70 years old. Sometimes he is referred to as “The Renaissance Man”. He plays squash, is into boxing, and is good friends with former President George W. Bush and the late Mother Teresa.
Father Rutler doesn’t compartmentalize, he believes the spiritual and the physical go together. A physically fit person is generally a joyful person. And when a physical fit and spiritual are combined, that is a great combination. People like that have a lot of influence, so Father Rutler promotes it whenever possible. He is looking forward to the Summer Olympics kicking off and is excited to watch the competition unfold.
When George W. Bush was the Governor of Texas, he liked Father Rutler so much that he made him an “Honorary Texan” after he assisted firefighters and police officers during the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Since Father George Rutler likes sports and has written several books on sports, he will definitely like the Summer Olympics. This year it will be in Tokyo and the U.S. is sending the second largest team in Olympic History.
There will be 11,091 expected athletes that will meet in the New National Stadium. Here is the list of Olympic sports: Archery, Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Track Cycling, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting, and Wrestling.
Here is a list of the top U.S. Athletes and the sport they will be competing in:
1. Simone Biles – Gymnastics.
2. Brady Ellison – Archery.
3. Simone Manuel – Swimming.
4. Chloe Dygert – Cycling.
5. Caeleb Dressel – Swimming.
6. Perry Baker – Rugby.
7. Adeline Gray – Wrestling.
8. Nyjah Huston – Skateboarding.
9. Noah Lyles – Track and Field.
10. Carissa Moore – Surfing.
11. Dalilah Muhammad – Track and Field.
12. April Ross and Alix Klineman – Beach Volleyball.
13. Maggie Steffens – Water Polo.
14. Katie Ledecky – Swimming.
15. Nevin Harrison – Canoe and Kayak.
16. Megan Rapinoe – Soccer.
17. Christian Taylor – Track and Field.
18. A’ja Wilson – Basketball.
Simone Biles is from Ohio. She is a 24 year old Gymnast that has won 4 Gold Olympic Medals, and one Bronze. She has far surpassed other gymnasts with her accomplishments.
For anyone who wants to watch the Olympics on tv, NBC is the network to tune into. It will also be available on NBC Sports and Peacock. NBCOlympics.com has all the information.