Olympic gold for a Portuguese Baha’i

Nelson Evora, Bahai Olympian from Portugal

Thanks to a hint from BahaiViews, I followed anxiously this morning the performance at the triple jump of Nelson Evora, a Baha’i sportsman from Portugal who grew up in Capo Verde. The Olympics website by NBC shares the following about Nelson Evora:

Man of faith
Evora is a member of the Bahá’í Faith, which is a religion founded in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind. According to Bahá’í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God’s messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same. There are about six million Bahá’ís in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

3 Responses to “Olympic gold for a Portuguese Baha’i

  • Dawn Stephens Oh
    12 years ago

    mitko, i got a link from a friend in phoenix to this website…and as i’m reading down the blogs i realize that it’s you! you sound well and just wanted to send my love and best…we’ve moved some 4 or 5 times since last i saw you…would love to catch up at least electronically…i was just sorting slides of your family again, as northern michigan with all its cherry trees reminds me of your home….love, dawn

  • Dawn Stephens Oh
    12 years ago

    which reminds me that my kids especially thought this post on the olympic gold was beyond awesome…got sidetracked there…

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