In this edition of The Heist, we look at instances from the Olympics that make you believe in miracles:
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Caeleb Dressel won't top Michael Phelps' 23 golds, Eliud Kipchoge will dominate marathon, says Olympic historian Bill Mallon
In gymnastics, Mallon is hardly going out on a limb in predicting that American Simone Biles, a four-time winner at Rio Olympics, will reign supreme again, provided she avoids injury
'I ask for no favours but fair play,' writes Nikhat Zareen in letter to sports minister demanding trial against Mary Kom
In her letter, which Zareen also posted on her Twitter account, Zareen says that she asks for no favours but 'fair play' and an equal opportunity to qualify for the Olympics
FINA World Championships 2019: American sensation Caeleb Dressel counts flaws despite hat-trick of titles in one night
Everything he touches turns to gold, but American swim sensation Caeleb Dressel beat himself up over a less-than-perfect start Saturday after completing a stunning hat-trick of world titles.
World Aquatics Championships: American Caeleb Dressel obliterates Michael Phelps' record to top men's 100 metres semi-final
Caeleb Dressel turned over half a second inside world record pace before driving home to clock 49.50 seconds in Gwangju, 0.32 quicker than American legend Phelps
FINA World Championships 2019: Michael Phelps acknowledges new world record holder Hungarian Kristof Milak as 'incredible'
Hungarian 19-year old Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps' world record in 200 metres butterfly
World Aquatics Championships: Kristof Milak breaks Michael Phelps' 200m record; veteran Federica Pellegrini stuns Katie Ledecky
Milak touched in 1 minute, 50.73 seconds on Wednesday to lower the mark of 1:51.51 that Phelps set at the 2009 worlds in Rome during the height of the high-tech suit era
FINA World Championships 2019: USA's Caeleb Dressel clock's year's fastest time in 100 metres freestyle
USA's Caeleb Dressel has already won two gold medals in the 4x100m relay and the 50m butterfly and looks on course to add to his medal haul in Gwangju
Recent trends in society about speaking out about mental health struggles have resulted in changing attitudes and more support, resulting in help for athletes.
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The successful culmination of the programme to test-prove India’s anti-satellite weapon capability — Mission Shakti — was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
'I felt like a 16-year-old,' swimming ace Michael Phelps recounts his road to glory at 2016 Rio Olympics
"I felt like a 16 or 17-year-old kid just enjoying and loving the process. London 2012 and Rio 2016 were both very different and I love both those Olympics just as much," Phelps said.
Swimmer Michael Phelps slams WADA for lifting ban from Russia's anti-drugs body, calls for leadership change to counter doping
Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Chad le Clos dismisses comparison with Michael Phelps after dominant run in event
Chad le Clos shot to fame after taking down American swimming legend Michael Phelps at the 2012 Olympics, and proved over the past week on the Gold Coast that he will be a force to be reckoned with at the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Swimmer Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide and battled depression after 2012 London Olympics
Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics.
Rio Olympics 2016: Corruption, white elephants only legacy as Brazil struggles to recover from Games hangover
The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.
PGA Championship 2017 Diary: Michael Phelps comes to support Jordan Spieth; Brooks Koepka ‘beans’ a marshal
Koepka drilled a shot into the official, who was stunned by that hit. Luckily for the marshal and Koepka, the official got up and said he was fine.
The true legacy that Rio 2016 has is that the Olympics must be delivered on more equitable and sustainable terms in the future.
Here are some of the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2017.
Francesco Totti's farewell from Roma in the month of May is one of the contenders for Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award.
How many categories of Laureus World Sports Awards are there? And how are the winners picked? Here's how: