• CHAMPLIN, Minn. (CNS) — The Twin City Twisters in Champlin is the home gym of Grace McCallum, a member of the 2018 World...

    <p>U.S. women&rsquo;s gymnastics Olympic team member Grace McCallum, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Isanti, Minn., takes a break from training at the Twin Cities Twisters gym in Champlin, Minn., July 1, 2021. (CNS photo by Dianne Towalski/The Central Minnesota Catholic)  </p>

    U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team member Grace McCallum, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Isanti, Minn., takes a break from training at the Twin Cities Twisters gym in Champlin, Minn., July 1, 2021. (CNS photo by Dianne Towalski/The Central Minnesota Catholic)

  • WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It may seem like a coincidence that two U.S. Olympic teammates bound for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo attended the same Catholic elementary school and high school....

    Katie Ledecky reacts after winning and setting a new world record during the 2016 Olympic women's 800-meter freestyle final in Rio de Janeiro.

    Katie Ledecky reacts after winning and setting a new world record during the 2016 Olympic women's 800-meter freestyle final in Rio de Janeiro. The 2015 graduate of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., will compete for the U.S. during the Tokyo Olympics July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. (CNS photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)

  • PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — To the casual observer, it may appear as though Galen Rupp has lost a step as he placed sixth in the men’s 10,000-meter final during the U.S. Olympic Trials in...

    <p>Galen Rupp speaks at a news conference during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. (CNS photo by Ken Niezgoda/Catholic Sentinel)  </p>

    Galen Rupp speaks at a news conference during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. (CNS photo by Ken Niezgoda/Catholic Sentinel)

  • <p>Katie Ledecky of the United States gets ready enter the pool for the women&rsquo;s 1500m freestyle final during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics July 28, 2021. The 2015 graduate of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of the event. (CNS photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)  </p>

    Katie Ledecky of the United States gets ready enter the pool for the women’s 1500m freestyle final during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics July 28, 2021. The 2015 graduate of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of the event. (CNS photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)

    Jul 28, 2021
  • <p>Felicia Stancil of Indianapolis is seen in this undated photo. The Marian University graduate is part of USA Cycling competing in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the BMX events taking place July 28 and 29. (CNS photo by Stancil Family, courtesy The Criterion)  </p>

    Felicia Stancil of Indianapolis is seen in this undated photo. The Marian University graduate is part of USA Cycling competing in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the BMX events taking place July 28 and 29. (CNS photo by Stancil Family, courtesy The Criterion)

    Jul 27, 2021
  • <p> Lee Kiefer of the United States, right, competes against Larisa Korobeynikova of the Russian Olympic Committee in the semifinal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women's individual foil competition July 25, 2021. Kiefer went on the same day to win the gold medal by defeating defending champion Inna Deriglazova 15-13 in the final. </p>

    Lee Kiefer of the United States, right, competes against Larisa Korobeynikova of the Russian Olympic Committee in the semifinal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women's individual foil competition July 25, 2021. Kiefer went on the same day to win the gold medal by defeating defending champion Inna Deriglazova 15-13 in the final. (CNS photo by Annegret Hilse/Reuters)

    Jul 26, 2021
  • <p>U.S. rugby player Joe Schroeder competes against Argentina in this undated photo. The 2012 Indianapolis Cathedral High School graduate will represent his country in the Tokyo Olympics July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. (CNS photo by Travis Prior/courtesy The Criterion)  </p>

    U.S. rugby player Joe Schroeder competes against Argentina in this undated photo. The 2012 Indianapolis Cathedral High School graduate will represent his country in the Tokyo Olympics July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. (CNS photo by Travis Prior/courtesy The Criterion)

    Jul 23, 2021
  • <p>Students at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., cheer on alumnae Katie Ledecky, of the class of 2015, and Phoebe Bacon, of the class of 2020, during an Olympics pep rally July 19, 2021. The two swimmers will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, which begin July 23. (CNS photo by Andrew Biraj/Catholic Standard)  </p>

    Students at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., cheer on alumnae Katie Ledecky, of the class of 2015, and Phoebe Bacon, of the class of 2020, during an Olympics pep rally July 19, 2021. The two swimmers will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, which begin July 23. (CNS photo by Andrew Biraj/Catholic Standard)

    Jul 22, 2021
  • <p>Kenny Bednarek, from Rice Lake, Wis., will compete in two Olympic events in Tokyo, the 200-meter sprint and the 4x100-meter relay. The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23, 2021. (CNS photo by Handout, courtesy Superior Catholic Herald)  </p>

    Kenny Bednarek, from Rice Lake, Wis., will compete in two Olympic events in Tokyo, the 200-meter sprint and the 4x100-meter relay. The Tokyo Olympics begin July 23, 2021. (CNS photo/Handout, courtesy Superior Catholic Herald)

    Jul 21, 2021

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