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Mythili Rao


Mythili Rao is a producer at The Takeaway. Her reporting, essays and book reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Newsweek, and other publications. Before joining WNYC, she worked on the assignment desk at CNN's New York Bureau, where she filed stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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It takes more than a few medals to make someone an Olympic hero

These days, we often admire sports stars as heroes because they are winners. Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky says that's not the Greek tradition, nor should it be the way we define Olympic heroes. He gives The Takeaway host John Hockenberry some examples of Olympians who fit his definition of hero.