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The Bible Verse That Everyone Is Talking About This Olympics

Religion and God have played a prominent role in this year's Olympics, mainly because of the faith and examples of the athletes who have competed in them.

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse that she said helped to calm and prepare her.

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse that she said helped to calm and prepare her: Philippians 4:13.

That verse, which reads, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," is often used by Christians when they face difficult or trying tasks, and it has been often cited among U.S. Olympians as they detail their personal journeys.

Dawes' mention of the verse came during an interview on Tuesday with "Good Morning America" co-host Lara Spencer.

"What do you think they do in the moments before? How do you control your breathing when you're — when you’re walking out there and you have to look totally composed?" Spencer asked. "How do you guys — how do they do it today?"

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