Zachary Abate

Zachary is a sports fanatic working as a WORLD intern out of Purcellville, Va. He currently studies at Patrick Henry College.

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Olympians for Christ

Sports | Several of this winter’s athletes find their true strength in the Lord
by Zachary Abate
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

On Feb. 7 the Sochi Winter Olympics will kick off, complete with political intrigue, security concerns, and storylines about athletes going for Olympic glory but, even more so, God’s glory.

Speed skater Jilleanne Rookard says she came to faith in Christ while training for competition in 2006. Her faith is a source of strength and inspiration for the times when she feels like giving up: “I’ve just kept growing since then, and it’s not anything sudden. I realize now that I’m never going to stop learning.”

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Vikings to investigate punter's discrimination claims

Sports
by Zachary Abate
Posted 1/04/14, 03:26 pm

The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings announced Friday they will investigate discrimination claims made by the team’s former punter Chris Kluwe. Two Minneapolis attorneys will independently review Kluwe’s accusation that the Vikings released him in May because of his outspoken gay rights activism. Kluwe told ESPN he would be “more than happy” to cooperate with the Vikings’ investigation.

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The sports year in review

2013 News Of The Year
by Zachary Abate
Posted 12/30/13, 04:02 pm

From tragedy and scandal to healing and heroics, 2013 was a memorable year in American sports.

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