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Friendship and Rivalry Collide

The Olympics are full of many stories. Some are tragic, some emotionally heartbreaking, and others are inspiring. Thousands of athletes from around the world spend years training, preparing, and hoping for that moment when they can have that Olympic gold. Obviously, not everyone will have that indescribable experience. One of the things I find most interesting about the Olympics, as well as other international events and competitions, are the friendships that are forged between athletes from other countries. One such friendship that's been written about is between skiers Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. and Maria Riesch of Germany. You've probably heard all the publicity surrounding Lindsey's badly bruised shin. But I came across an interesting article in USA Today that talks about something completely different: her strong friendship with Riesch. Obviously, both girls want to win; anyone who is competitive could never substitute friendship for victory. But, each is rooting for the other to do well, more specifically finish second behind the other. Check out the link below to view the entire story.

02/17/2010 11:37AM
Friendship and Rivalry Collide
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