Sporting Life: Big dreams, for athletes, lie in the smallest of details

"SEE YOU IN SINGAPORE!"

These words are scribbled by hand in capital letters on swimming coach Bob Bowman's notes from 2008. It is 14 days before the Olympics and Michael Phelps is headed to our city before he gets to Beijing where he will wreck every record book.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2018, with the headline 'Big dreams, for athletes, lie in the smallest of details'. Print Edition | Subscribe