Even though Gigi Marvin had never been in this position before — in a shootout at the Olympics, against Canada, with the gold medal on the line — it all seemed so familiar. We create these games and these moments in our minds as 7-year-olds. For the first time in 20 years, the game ended the same way their childhood dreams did: with an Olympic gold medal.
At pounds, the hammer thrower is unapologetic about her body-and she's out to prove that "athletes come in all shapes and sizes. We sat down with the headline-making year-old to find out what it was like to strip naked for a bunch of strangers, how she feels about being the new champion of the body-positive movement, and her fitness mantra. Spoiler alert: It's "Look good, feel good, throw good.
Today, we delve into the question that surely must be tormenting NBC's censors as they prepare their telecasts: What's up with all this nudity? Has it come to this? Move over, Anna K!
It is truly amazing what hard work and discipline can do to the body, so let us all take a moment to marvel at these very fine specimens. The muscles these athletes develop blow my mind! What a beautiful group of portraits in the nude, for the most part.
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.
During the two weeks of the games, female athletes will get more screen time than they usually do—the rest of the year, all but four percent of airtime is dedicated to male athletics. In that short period of time, each Olympian needs to capitalize on media exposure and endorsements to fund the next four years of training. For women this has traditionally meant playing up sex appeal.
As you probably saw, the organisers of the Sydney Olympics suffered the latest in a series of embarrassments this week when the medals for the games were unveiled and found to depict a Roman-style colosseum. The feeling was that the medals should have featured a building more in keeping with the spirit of the modern Olympic movement, such as a pharmaceutical plant. Or failing that, something in keeping with the old Olympic movement, such as a Greek temple.
Depictions of nudity include visual representations of nudity through the history, in all the disciplines, including the arts and sciences. Nudity is restricted in most societies, but some depiction of nudity may serve a recognized social function. Clothing also serves as a significant part of interpersonal communication, and the lack of clothing needs to have a social context.
Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly set to appear naked on an upcoming cover of Sports Illustrated to honor the 40th anniversary of her Summer Olympics decathlon gold medal. Dana Rose Falcone of Us Weekly reported Wednesday a source confirmed the former track and field superstar will appear on the cover wearing "nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal. The source told Us that Jenner, who's called the medal her "most prized possession," is happy about the opportunity: "She's excited about that.
Five stars of Team GB's women's rugby team have posed naked in celebration of the bodies that help them achieve their goals. In Women's Health 's September issuethe five Olympians talk openly about their relationships with their bodies, and how their body shapes enable them to play rugby. Five of Team GB's rugby sevens athletes talked frankly about their relationships with their bodies.