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Contrasting images of athletes

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First is Rafa,  who this year definitely looks like he is a big winner. But this image snapped on the Wimbledon Center Court after he defeated Andy Murray in straight sets looks more like “prostration in defeat”:

Rafa is ever the gentle man in a gentlemen’s sport. He suggested that Murray would go on to win a major tennis title because he was that good, even if Rafa had just beaten him in 3 straight sets in the Gentlemen’s semifinal match.

Then there is another image of a notorious cyclist with is partner preparing for the first day of the Tour de France 2010 in Rotterdam. I say notorious because both men are the objects of ongoing investigation of doping allegations. The image here shous the determination and muscle power of an aging athlete.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/02 at 17:14

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  1. Great photo of Armstrong! Will you be supporting him over the next three weeks?

    I’m intending to post a daily blog during the race, so please feel free to visit and comment. The final part of my four-part race preview is here:

    http://thearmchairsportsfan.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/tour-de-france-preview-part-4-key-stages-and-prologue-preview/

    Hopefully our paths will cross as the race progresses!

    Tim

    2010/07/03 at 01:18


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