Stories with Heart

The Socceroos, the Underdogs

The FIFA World Cup. The holy grail of sport, bar maybe the Olympics, has graced us once again to give the fans of the world game a chance to celebrate football of the highest calibre. A game which not many football traditionalists would have had in their sights was that of competition heavyweights and genuine […]

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More than a game

It’s the final inning of the Class 4A, Section 5 baseball Semi-Final in Minnesota. The Mounds View Mustangs lead Totino-Grace 17-10, with the winner of this fixture to progress to the State Final, whilst the loser packs up his gear and heads home. Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn has the ball in his hand with […]

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Champions Don’t Stay Down Forever

Resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. It’s embedded in Rachel Atherton’s DNA. It’s the start of 2009 and professional racing cyclist Atherton is fighting fit. Just six months after becoming the first British woman to win the Elite UCI Downhill World Championship, the Animal Commencal race team representative is on a casual […]

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Round of the Century – Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward

In 2002, Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward’s ninth round of an already thrilling fight went down in sporting history as the Round of the Century. Both relentless in their path toward victory, neither Gatti nor Ward were willing to give up despite the mental and physical exhaustion that was plaguing them.

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An Olympic Effort

The 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles marked the first time in Olympic history that women were able to compete in the Marathon event. Gabriela Andersen-Schiess was one of these women.

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A Nation’s Hope During the Depression

There aren’t many Australians who don’t know about the horse with the exceptionally large heart. Phar Lap joins the likes of Bradman, Freeman and Fraser as one of the most iconic sporting heroes in Australian history.

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A Father’s Love Knows No Bounds

Rick was born a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy and was unable to walk or talk. It has been his father Dick who has pushed, pulled and cycled his son through some of the most gruelling races on the planet.

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Eric the Eel – Diving into the History Books

Nobody had heard of Eric Moussambani when he stepped up to the diving blocks for heat one of the 100 metre freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, but the world certainly knew him when he completed his race almost two minutes later.

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