Eric Liddell — The devout Christian featured in the film, Chariots of Fire was forced to withdraw from his best event, the 100m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, because one of the heats was run on a Sunday.
Jonathan Edwards (above, left) — After initially refusing to compete on Sundays, the triple jumper was convinced to do so by his father, a vicar. He has since lost his faith.
Euan Murray (above, right) — Scottish prop who plays for Newcastle Falcons and announced in 2010 that he would no longer play on Sundays because of his Christian beliefs.
Eli Herring — The college American football star turned down a multi-million dollar NFL contract in 1995 because he didn't want to play on Sunday.
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Michael Jones — Voted third best All Black of the 20th century by Rugby World magazine, Jones missed three Sunday games in the 1991 World Cup because of his religious beliefs.