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Posted 02 May 2002   For week ended February 22, 2002
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Aussie LDS Olympian 'At Home' at SLC Games
Rowena Bright, age 21 and from Cooma Australia, is one of five athletes from around the world known to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Rowena competed in the Alpine Combined event which includes of downhill and slalom last week (she placed 24th) and will compete again this Wednesday in the Slalom.

Olympics Make LDS Church Members Confront Sports on Sunday
Edward Sommers, is one of thousands who have joined together with other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in volunteering his time to the Salt Lake Winter Olympic games. Balancing a desire to give service with a commitment to keep the Sabbath day holy is a dilemma that is not new to Latter-day Saints. Strict Sabbath observance, especially when it comes to sports, has always been a concern.

Steve Young, Olympic Volunteer Triple Threat
When former NFL quarterback Steve Young does something, he does it all the way. Or at least that's what it looks like. The former San Francisco 49er filled many different volunteer roles during the Olympics.

Two All-Americans Highlight Women's Soccer 2002 Class
All-Americans Brooke Bowman (Plano, TX) and Jennifer Henry (Pasco, WA) are among the nine student athletes that have signed letters of intent to play women's soccer at BYU.

Cougars Announce 2002 Football Schedule
In addition to a tough Mountain West Conference schedule, an equally challenging non-conference slate will test the Cougars in their 80th season of competition.

BYU-Idaho to pay tribute to century of Ricks sports
Brigham Young University-Idaho will pay tribute to a century of athletics at Ricks College during a celebration Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Gymnasium in Rexburg. Free tickets are now available to the general public and students to attend the athletic tribute. Former athletes and coaches who will be attending are asked to contact Suzanne Williams.


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