The Best Videos and Photos of the Bodies of Olympic Athletes

Every Olympic year, a slew of newspapers, magazines, and websites put out photos of scantily clad or completely nude Olympians. Outside did it this year with pictures of Lolo Jones by Robert Maxwell and Trey Hardee by Carlos Serrao. Most publications do it tastefully, in a way that shows off the distinctly developed features of athletes who dedicate themselves to train for one event or sport. Here's a quick round-up of some of the best photos and videos of Olympic bodies taken before the 2012 London Olympics.

The Olympic Body, Kate Peters for The Guardian
A narrated video showing behind-the-scenes footage of 31 British Olympic athletes, a gallery, and an interactive photo slideshow

Olympic Bodies. Photo: Kate Peters for The Guardian

Martin Schoeller + Olympians, Martin Schoeller for Time and Women's Health
Portraits and action shots of the best United States Olympians, with a gallery and behind the scenes video of his session with Ryan Lochte.

Screen Shot 2012-07-31 at 10.09.37 AMRyan Lochte. Photo: Martin Schoeller for Time

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