Our special issue was greeted by many readers as a welcome celebration of those whose courage, talent and perseverance too often lie hidden. Of course, we couldn't please everyone

I am very impressed with your report on Asia's heroes [Oct. 10]. Sania Mirza and South Korean soccer star Park Ji Sung have boosted the image of Asian athletes to new heights. Asia has always had great sports stars, but until now, very few managed to steal the limelight from Europe's important athletes. All Asia now identifies the British football club of Manchester United with Parkno mean...

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