Sports Chaplaincy

Beyond Gold accompanies and advises athletes during all phases of their career in a discrete and competent way through sports chaplaincy.

What is a Sports Chaplain?

As Sports Chaplains we take care of the spiritual, emotional and mental needs of athletes and coaches at big sports events as well as online.

Beyond Gold Team Languages: 
  German, English, Italian, French, Spanish & Russian

You can learn more about Sports Chaplaincy by watching the Servus TV Interview.

Origin

The origin of Sports Chaplains goes back to 1972 after the terrorist attack against the Israeli Olympic delegation in Munich happened. At that time, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) realized that athletes require extensive supervision beyond their athletic activities. Ever since then, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) commissions an international “chaplain-team” to be at the Olympics.

Areas of Responsibility

We conduct chapel services, offer a place peace & prayer and provide pastoral care. As Sports Chaplains we see ourselves as a trustworthy and discrete partner who take the worries & fears of athletes seriously. We are highly bound to professional discretion.
During stress, loss, hardship & defeat we offer affected athletes and their relatives discrete support.

Non-denominational

 

We offer our services to any athlete or coach regardless of their religious or cultural background.
We maintain an empathetic dialogue engaged at eye level and refrain from judging people or situations.
Our services are based on Christian values.

Beyond Gold at big sports events

In the past 17 years we have been to over 100 big sports events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships und World Cups as Sports Chaplains.

Winter sports

  • Winter Olympics (2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi & 2018 South Korea)
  • FIS Alpine Ski World Championships (2003, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019)
  • FIS Nordic Combined Ski World Championships (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019)
  • FIS Ski Flying World Championships (2012 & 2016)
  • Bob & Skeleton World Championships (2013 & 2016)
  • Luge World Championships (2017)
  • FIS Snowboard World Championships (2007)
  • IBU Biathlon World Championships (2020)
  • as well as countless World Cups

Summer sports

  • FINA World Aquatics Championships (2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019)
  • FINA European Aquatics Championships 2014
  • UCI Mountain Bike World Championships (2018)
  • European Athletics Championships (2010 & 2019)
  • World Athletics Championships (2017)
  • Commonwealth Games (2018)