Athletes are athletes, after all. They go through rigorous training and repetition to remain the best in the world at what they do. Naturally, they're going to be toned and fit and make most of us feel like harmless sacks of goo because of it. Having one of these issues initially made sense, but basically we're at the point where ESPN wants to sell flesh once a year, so have at it, I guess. Year to year, I'm not noticing anything evolutionary or different about the bodies picked; the faces are mostly all that changes.
Medals Aren't Enough: Female Olympians Still Have to Sell Sexiness
Here's a bunch of Olympians posing nude - theconservationcoast.com
Romero was joined by Phillips Idowu, favourite for the triple jump gold medal in Beijing, and Gregor Tait, the Commonwealth Games metres backstroke champion. The pictures are to promtoe Powerade, a part of Coca-Cola, and which is the official energy drink of the Olympics. The striking portraits, by award-winning photographer Nadav Kander, were shot in London's Caledonian Road and feature the athletes competing in their individual events. The images will form the basis of a print and outdoor advertising campaign during the Games, which open on Friday.
Ancient Olympic athletes competed in the nude
In ancient times athletes practiced in the nude to the accompaniment of music. They also performed naked at the Olympic Games. Women were not allowed to participate or even to attend as spectators.