Each Olympics is unique and impacted greatly by the culture of the people of that culture and country. People are open to meeting others from all over the world. The atmosphere is electric and exciting! As in all of life, there is a significant spiritual element unseen yet very much present.
That is what is meant by "Beyond the Rings".
There is more going on, much more important and lasting. The one true God is at work in bringing lives together in this space and time for the purpose of sharing the greatest story ever told, the story of God's love for humanity as expressed through His Son, Jesus Christ. Men, women, boys, and girls are hearing of God's love for them, many for the very first time. Seeds of truth are being sown, prayers for clarity, understanding, surrender, and salvation are being lifted and lasting impacts for this life and for eternity are taking place.