In a new ad campaign for Powerade, British Olympians have stripped bare. The athletes are nude while performing their various sports. The Daily Mail describes one of the nude Olympians thusly:. Muscles taut and face locked in concentration, this is Rebecca Romero, who will be representing Britain in the Olympic games later this month.
But what does athletic nudity mean today and what did it mean then? Does the naked or semi-nude athlete still serve a purpose in today's culture? It is a Panathenaic prize amphora from BCE. The 5th c. These were bodies honed and shaped by extreme discipline. Naked pankration wrestlers on a ceramic kylix, ca.
Canadian photographer Stephen Douglas Rasmussen combined his two passions — photography and sports — to come up with series of astonishing photos capturing the magnificence of the naked human form. He shot Rio Olympic athletes stark naked. The series of pictures, which were photographed in a day, come a few days before the beginning of the Olympics, which will take place from August 5 until August 21, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The results were unbelievably artistic.
NBC has been censoring Olympic swimmers with the infamous 'black bar', and now the games look rather smutty. In a bid to make swimming more family friendly, NBC, who successfully bid to broadcast the Olympics in the US, has been censoring the male athletes' Speedo areas. As an Indy exclusive, we can reveal that NBC has acted swiftly and professionally to deal with the nudity. This is not an overreaction, and 'naked-diving' has definitely become a legitimate Olympic sport. As we all know, the first nude swimmer was Tom Daley, who began the sport in