Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Bodies We Want: Naked Olympians Bare All In This Beautiful Photo Shoot

  1. Begin
    Screen Shot 2012-07-11 at 8.24.56 AM

    403

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    We all struggle to stay healthy and squeeze some exercise into our schedules, but when you've made it to the Olympics, it's safe to say you're doing something right. We've come to acknowledge that there's really no point in comparing our butts with Kerri Walsh's. Still, it's always fun to dream, right? Cue ESPN's Bodies We Want 2012 photo shoot, in which perfectly sculpted Greek Gods Olympians and pro athletes pose nude for some truly awe-inspiring shots. Sexy and powerful, we give major props to photographer Art Streiber for these beautiful images – and for not breaking down into tears of jealousy (like we basically did).

    Whether you're a couch potato or a fitness guru, these have got to be some of the most inspiring snaps we've seen in a while. Do yourself a favor and check them out. If your boss gets mad that you're ogling nakey pics at work, we recommend quitting and spending your savings on a trip to London to see the real thing. (ESPN)

    Which photo is your favorite? We're leaning towards Anna Tunnincliffe, guiding her sailboat in the middle of a stormy sea. Click through to see our picks, and then head over to ESPN to behold all the bodies beautiful.

    Image via ESPN

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Why It's Time To Travel To The South

As a Southerner, I used to take living in Atlanta for granted. But, lately, in a season of blizzards and nor'easters constantly in the news, I've come to realize the many merits of the South: the historical architecture, the myriad cultural offerings — and, first and foremost, the balmy climate.  By way of read

Movies & TV

Weather.com Goes Rogue: What's Going On?

Update: This story was first published on January 21, 2014, during the last big snowstorm in NYC. In honor of Blizzmaggedon 2015, we've decided to revisit our favorite WTF posts on Weather.com and share some more of it's strange, scary, and entirely un-related-to-weather content. Give yourself a break from storm updates read