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London 2012

The many faces of Olympic athletes Add to ...

Scowl intimidatingly. Scream exuberantly. Stay calm and concentrate. Exhibiting or concealing intense emotion can be an essential tactic in competitive sport, but with gold, silver and bronze glistening within grasp, no mask can be held forever. Here’s a selection of Olympians who’ve faced victory and defeat, and what their faces revealed.

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