With all of the different athletes and coaches who have been training in and for other countries and competing for countries different from their own in these most recent winter Olympics, why doesn’t the Roman Catholic, City State put together an Olympic team made up of Catholic athletes?
After all, watching these recent winter Olympic Games (2014), it appears that there have been many who have changed sides.
Is there any IOC rule prohibiting an application from the Vatican state? After seeing so many Americans training athletes from other countries… inside the United States and having learned about the number of foreign athletes who trained in the US, and competed for another country… and after all of these apparent sports defections, what would be wrong with a Vatican team?
What do Catholics think about this?
How would non-Catholics feel about a Vatican, “Team Catholic” competing in the Olympics?