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"I did everything I wanted to. I finished
my career the way I wanted to," - Eighteen-time Olympic gold medallist
Michael Phelps calls time on his glittering career at the London Games.
"I hope that this medal inspires the kids
at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers
instead," - Erick Barrondo, Guatemala\(***)s first-ever Olympian after winning silver in the men’s 20k race walk in London.
"I\(***)m now a legend. I\(***)m also the greatest
athlete to live," – modest Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt after retaining
his 100 and 200 metre titles in London.
"This isn\(***)t about bragging rights. This is
a lot bigger. This is about a team, an organisation being named world champions," - New
York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates his second Super Bowl victory.
"It\(***)s about damn time," - Miami Heat
forward LeBron James finally secures his first NBA title.
"I really think a champion is defined not
by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. I have fallen several
times. Each time I just get up and I dust myself off and I pray and I\(***)m able to do better," – Wimbledon champion Serena Williams on her
return to tennis from a from a life-threatening illness.
"It sounds cheesy, but your whole life is
for this and the reason I got into cycling as a kid was today," – Britain’s
first Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins gets emotional.
"There comes a point in every man\(***)s life
when he has to say, \(***)Enough is enough.\(***) For me, that time is now," – disgraced
cyclist Lance Armstrong announces he will not contest doping allegations.
"The evidence shows beyond any doubt that
the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team ran the most sophisticated, professionalised
and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart.
"People were not even mentioning us when
they were talking about the championship, but I think the most important thing
was that we always kept believing," – Three-time Formula One winner Sebastian
"I am more worried about being a good
person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over,
what are you left with?" - Barcelona great Lionel Messi who broke Gerd
Mueller’s 40-year-old record for most goals in a calendar year.
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Poverty & Development, Environment, Africa
Tensions rise as Greeks from both side of the bailout debate take to the streets to withdraw money and express angst.
Politics, Europe, Greece
The world's biggest producer and consumer of the metal sees a golden opportunity to expand its pricing power.
Business & Economy, Asia, China
Normalised Cuba-US relations could result in a hybrid economic model blending socialism and entrepreneurial spirit.
Business & Economy, Communism, Politics
After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?
As the Baku games close, we examine the challenges facing journalists; plus, Angola, Portugal and 'reverse colonialism'.
Media, Europe, Azerbaijan
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
Politics, Football, Latin America
The ICC chief prosecutor discusses Sudan's president escaping justice in South Africa and alleged war crimes in Gaza.
Politics, ICC, South Africa