Nudes of performance athletes

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  1. Al Billings says:

    I’m reminded of the dichotomy of “male nipples good, female nipples bad, m’kay?”

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    If only the athletes would march into the opening ceremony with the women’s arms held awkwardly across their chests and the men holding a hand over (BUT NOT TOUCHING!) their crotches.

    • Hegelian says:

       Wait, wait…the men are covering but not touching who’s crotches?

      Either way, I think that would make a much more authentic Olympic opening ceremony. Very historical–except for the awkward covering.

      Strange I didn’t see any powerlifters in the photo shoot…or archers, or air pistol champions. But darn that sailor was cut. Sometimes you just don’t know what sports are amongst the most physically demanding…

      • zuludaddy says:

        That sailor is Anna Tunnicliffe, and she is truly a goddess of the waters – both in terms of form and performance – too many world championships to count.  She’s also very nice.

        For a sense of the physical effort involved  (and the awesome tech), check out America’s Cup World Series in Newport vids on youtube.  Crash helmets.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRmbADi4Gkk

  3. franko says:

    that’s hot.

  4. Reminds me of Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia 

  5. i3c says:

    Some nice images. Some fantastic anatomy. Unfortunately, self-conscious in its fig-leafery. Hopefully, they made an alternate set for less prudish future generations. 

    • feltmountain says:

       maybe not every athlete particular wants to display their junk for everyone’s pleasure…

    • Little Mouse says:

      I preferred the photos where they seemed to be posed as if caught in the middle of participating in their sport/ activity, it seemed to make the nude-but-no-rude-bits seem less obvious. It also made the pictures far more interesting than ones where the athletes were just standing around giving few if any clues as to what it is they do.

  6. Adela Doiron says:

    I would like to see even more Paralympic athletes but it’s a start.

  7. Pope Ratzo says:

    Just for the record, that photo of the hockey player is my body with his head photoshopped onto it.  And before you ask, yes, it was very cold that day.

  8. Amelia_G says:

    Is it wrong to find photos of overmuscled men relaxing?? It feels as if they (the photos) slightly rebalance the world, inter alia.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Well there’s always Blueboy, Boys & Toys, Daddy, Honcho, and Savage Male magazines.  Not that I fwap to stuff like that.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Aw. Honcho went out of business in 2009 after 31 years, Blueboy in 2008 after 34 years. The 70s really are dead. Fossil, I.

        • B E Pratt says:

           You can pretty much blame the Intertubes for this, although I think there’s still a few gay mags still valiantly struggling on…

          • Preston Sturges says:

            Damned Bible Belt.  Once they figured out they could get rid of the incriminating stack of man on man porn in the toolshed, it was all over.

        • Halloween_Jack says:

           Blueboy’s gone? Now people will need explanations for the lyrics of Cyndi Lauper’s “She-Bop”.

  9. Preston Sturges says:

    If you like the athletic female form there’s a lot of really good, um, photography featuring nubile limber Russian women who clearly had rigorous ballet training before gaining 30 pounds in all the right places,   

  10. B E Pratt says:

    Rather surprised that that picture of  Lance Armstrong wasn’t included. Eh, probably owned by Annie Leibovitz. But definitely should have been included in this bunch….

  11. ocker3 says:

    I Loved the photo of the jockey with the horse licking his head :)

    • apoxia says:

       Who knew that jockeys were so buff? (well, I didn’t anyway)

      • swordmage says:

         Most people tend not to think of them as being particularly buff – but most of ‘em are tiny, wirey, and *really* strong.

      • Adela Doiron says:

         Trying to control an animal that is waaaaaay bigger than you will do that. Most equestrians have super strong cores, legs and buts but jockeys also have to keep their  total mass at a certain level; they can’t afford to haul around useless weight.

  12. 10xor01 says:

    Oksana Masters is my new heroine.

  13. penguinchris says:

    I don’t typically find athletic bodies attractive (or pro porn bodies, or bodybuilding bodies) but most of these are really, really attractive bodies (and great photography, too). I think what I normally think of when I think of athletic people is skewed.

    Not surprising to me at all that bodies that are not absurd (like pro porn or bodybuilding) but extremely athletic and fit – without the aid of steroids etc. – are extremely attractive on a deep-down level. I mean I won’t get into the details but my normal taste (in women specifically) is quite different from this and I was surprised to find these people so attractive.

  14. Daneel says:

    Heh. I have the same stats as Maya Gabeira. Since I’m male, not sure that’s a good thing…

  15. Tommy says:

    Destinee Hooker, what a name!

  16. politician says:

    The underwater one is awesome. Anyhow, I enjoy these, as a believer and practitioner of human adaptation.

  17. RedShirt77 says:

    median of human appearance = mostly hairless?

    • Adela Doiron says:

       A lot of athletes shave just to keep chaffing rashes under control. Besides not all body hair types are noticeable in photography. If it weren’t for the mud Carlos’ would be harder to see. Lack of obvious carpet does not equal hairless.

  18. EH says:

    Did anybody else get clickjacked to a survey for “symphonyam .com?”

  19. Elizabeth Doxtator-Morenberg says:

    I don’t get it – why are we so coy about crotches, nipples and butts?

  20. juanmiguel says:

    Me gusta la foto :D

  21. lumpygravy2 says:

    The physical 1%.  I hope someone will retake them all 50 years from now and see just how buff they all are after running the real deal.  You notice all this corporate sponsorship never gives equivalent rewards and attention to intellectual development.

  22. celestegrace says:

    As an artist who is trying to get better at figure drawing, this set of photos made my day, and now my fingers are itching to draw these fantastic humans. 

  23. [puts down cookie, goes to workout]

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