Olympics sets boundaries for transgender athletes (Quoted in Article)

Apr 24, 2018

The head of a Christian sports organization is applauding the news that the International Olympic Committee will be applying tougher restrictions on Transgender athletes. According to news reports, the IOC will lower testosterone levels for women to five nanamoles, down from 10. Steve McConkey, president of 4 Winds USA, says this will make it tougher…

Olympic Committee Clamps Down on Transgender Athletes (News Release)

Apr 23, 2018

Contact: 4 Winds USA, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wisc., April 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — The Sunday Times is reporting that the International Olympic Committee is going to lower testosterone levels for women to five nanamoles, down from ten. This will make it tougher for transgenders who are now able to compete with a ten nanamoles limit.…

Steve and Liz McConkey Approach 37 Years In Athletic Ministry (News Release)

Apr 17, 2018

Contact: 4 Winds USA, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wis., April 17, 2018 /4 Winds USA/ — Steve and Liz McConkey started in world-class track and field ministries in the fall of 1981. Steve started out as the head coach for Athletes in Action Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA…

Major Marathons Approve Men Competing as Women (News Release)

Apr 10, 2018

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wis., April 10, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — The Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London marathons will allow transgenders to compete without hormone therapy or re-assignment surgery. The following is a statement from 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey: “The LGBT movement is expanding in sports. In 2003, we were the…

Boston Marathon Runners Can Compete as Gender ‘They Specify Themselves to Be’ (Quoted in Article)

Apr 10, 2018

BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association, the group behind the Boston Marathon, has confirmed that it allows runners to compete as the gender with which they self-identify—a controversial allowance that has raised questions about whether it gives male runners who identify as female an unfair advantage. “We take people at their word. We register people…

Parents need to be watching for ‘mindful meditation’ (Quoted in Article)

Apr 4, 2018

Mindfulness meditation is infiltrating schools and athletic teams with a type of thought control that the founder of a Christian organization for athletes believes is dangerous. Steve McConkey of 4 Winds Christian Athletics says while more and more schools are shunning Christianity, they are replacing it with mindfulness meditation that is based on Eastern religions.…

Nike Partners With Mindfulness Meditation App Headspace (Quoted in Article)

Apr 1, 2018

By Heather Clark The footwear and apparel corporation Nike has partnered with the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace, introducing the practices to runners worldwide with the goal of boosting athletic focus and performance. However, the president of an organization that focuses on concerns in the sports world from a Christian perspective says that the development…

Mindfulness Meditation Replaces Prayer on Teams and at Schools as Nike Pushes App (News Release)

Mar 23, 2018

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wis., March 22, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ — Freedom From Religion and other atheist groups try to eliminate prayer from all facets of society, including on teams and at schools. At the same time, teams and schools promote mindfulness meditation. On the surface, mindfulness meditation is thought to calm the mind…

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