These are among the brilliant photos that I chose from Reuters, during the recent London Olympics, http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/07/27/olympic-best-at-london-2012/#a=24.
A Spanish synchro swimming team, a US gymnast on a balance beam.
The agony of defeat. A German weightlifter, the pain of a punch.
A rhythmic gymnast, wrestlers inflicting pain on each other's legs, and mouth.
A souvenir photo of boxing technical staff, they're all floored :-). And finally, a full moon completing the Olympic logo. Very creative.
The old adage, all pain, all glory. Cheers to all competitive athletes around the world.