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The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory
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The Heist: Biggest miracles at the Olympics, from Rulon Gardner's gold to Steven Bradbury's victory

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
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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
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'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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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

More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society
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More athletes talking about mental health important for changing attitudes in sports and society

Recent trends in society about speaking out about mental health struggles have resulted in changing attitudes and more support, resulting in help for athletes.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mission Shakti, Alia-Salman in Inshallah, Michael Phelps on his journey; today's must-read stories

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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

One year on, the only legacy of Rio Olympics 2016 is abject dysfunction, not prosperity
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One year on, the only legacy of Rio Olympics 2016 is abject dysfunction, not prosperity

The true legacy that Rio 2016 has is that the Olympics must be delivered on more equitable and sustainable terms in the future.

Laureus World Sports Awards: A look back at the 2017 winners
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Laureus World Sports Awards: A look back at the 2017 winners

Here are some of the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2017.

Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment August nominees: Francesco Totti's farewell
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Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment August nominees: Francesco Totti's farewell

Francesco Totti's farewell from Roma in the month of May is one of the contenders for Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award.

Laureus World Sports Awards: All you need to know about categories and process to select winners
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Laureus World Sports Awards: All you need to know about categories and process to select winners

How many categories of Laureus World Sports Awards are there? And how are the winners picked? Here's how: