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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:

How BCCI should fight likely financial instability caused due to coronavirus outbreak
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How BCCI should fight likely financial instability caused due to coronavirus outbreak

Even as BCCI tightens its belt, it needs to ensure that its cash cow, IPL, gets off the ground at the earliest. Perhaps the window that permitted state leagues like KPL, TNPL, etc to be staged during August- September is an opportunity.

Coronavirus puts sporting events around the world in a spin
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Coronavirus puts sporting events around the world in a spin

The outbreak of the coronavirus has even impacted the preparation of several athletes ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

From tape delay of 'Miracle of Ice' to 'everything' live: How coverage of Olympics has changed in 40 years
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From tape delay of 'Miracle of Ice' to 'everything' live: How coverage of Olympics has changed in 40 years

When the Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo in July, viewers will be able to watch every event either live or on demand. That wasn't the case in 1980 when the United States stunned the Soviet Union during the Lake Placid Games

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers postpone training of volunteers for Games due to concerns over coronavirus
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers postpone training of volunteers for Games due to concerns over coronavirus

Some investors are starting to worry whether the coronavirus threat could scupper the Olympics, which are scheduled to start in Tokyo on 24 July

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donates $8.8 million Olympic document to Games museum
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Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov donates $8.8 million Olympic document to Games museum

Alisher Usmanov came out as the mystery buyer of the original 1892 Olympic manifesto, the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction, when he donated it to the Olympic museum

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With the world watching, organisers plan Sumo wrestling tournament in capital
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With the world watching, organisers plan Sumo wrestling tournament in capital

Knowing it may have the world's attention, the Japan Sumo Association and local Olympic organisers are planning a sumo tournament on 12-13 August, just days after the Olympics end.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With six months to opening ceremony, city enters final straight with major wobbles countered
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With six months to opening ceremony, city enters final straight with major wobbles countered

Tokyo 2020 organisers enter the final stretch of a decade of Olympics planning on Friday, six months before the start of the Games, with most major wobbles in the rearview mirror.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games less than a year away, authorities turn focus on city's over-stressed rail system
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games less than a year away, authorities turn focus on city's over-stressed rail system

Japanese professor Azuma Taguchi says Tokyo's rail system is already running at double its capacity and the Olympic crunch could push it to the breaking point.

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with Indian archery team, says there will be no shortage of funds for training
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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with Indian archery team, says there will be no shortage of funds for training

The newly appointed sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday interacted with the Indian archers and assured that the government will provide adequate funds for their training ahead.

World Archery Championships: India men's recurve team qualify for gold medal match for first time in 14 years
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World Archery Championships: India men's recurve team qualify for gold medal match for first time in 14 years

India beat the Netherlands in a shoot off to qualify for the gold medal match of World Archery Championships 2019.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's recurve team book three Olympic quota places in archery, women falter against Belarus
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's recurve team book three Olympic quota places in archery, women falter against Belarus

Tarundeep Rai, Praveen Ramesh Jadhav and Atanu Das sealed three quota places for Tokyo Olympics 2020 after progressing to the quarter-finals of World Archery Championship.

International Paralympic Committee set to lift Russia suspension over doping scandal, but with conditions
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International Paralympic Committee set to lift Russia suspension over doping scandal, but with conditions

The International Paralympic Committee said on Friday it will conditionally readmit Russia by March this year, lifting a suspension imposed over a doping scandal.

OYO aims at 1 million rooms to become world's 'largest' hotel chain; sets target of 2.5 million rooms by 2023
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OYO aims at 1 million rooms to become world's 'largest' hotel chain; sets target of 2.5 million rooms by 2023

At present, OYO has over 13,000 franchised and leased hotels, and over 450,000 rooms, adding over 64,000 rooms every month, globally

Japan govt to introduce English-speaking AI to improve students' language skills
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Japan govt to introduce English-speaking AI to improve students' language skills

Japan has proposed improving English skills ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics organisers rapped on knuckles by IOC over state of preparations for 2020 event
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Tokyo Olympics organisers rapped on knuckles by IOC over state of preparations for 2020 event

Tokyo Olympic organisers were given a sharp reminder Tuesday to raise their game after complaints from several international sports federations about preparations for the 2020 Summer Games.

NBA: Australia's Patty Mills hits back at 'confused fan' who called him 'Jamaican dog' during Spurs-Cavaliers tie
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NBA: Australia's Patty Mills hits back at 'confused fan' who called him 'Jamaican dog' during Spurs-Cavaliers tie

Australian star Patty Mills has hit back after being subjected to taunts by a fan during the San Antonio Spurs' win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan's fight to get athletes their due won't stop after his retirement from luge
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Winter Olympics 2018: Shiva Keshavan's fight to get athletes their due won't stop after his retirement from luge

Shiva, who took the world of luge by storm in 1998, is now all geared up to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games — his sixth Olympic appearance.

Olympic Games awarded to Paris, Los Angeles: A look at last time these two cities hosted showpiece event
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Olympic Games awarded to Paris, Los Angeles: A look at last time these two cities hosted showpiece event

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday. Here's a look at the last two Games hosted by these cities.

Emmanuel Macron hails Los Angeles' decision as 'important step' towards Paris hosting 2024 Olympics
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Emmanuel Macron hails Los Angeles' decision as 'important step' towards Paris hosting 2024 Olympics

Both Paris and Los Angeles had wanted to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with the winner to be officially named by the IOC on 13 September in the Peruvian capital Lima.