A number of U.S. athletes pose nude for ESPN The Magazine‘s upcoming Body Issue. The magazine annually features athletes photographed in the buff. Some of the sportsmen and women featured will compete in the London 2012 Olympic games which will open in a couple of weeks.
On the cover of this year’s edition is 7’1” New York Knicks basketball star Tyson Chandler. Other athletes featured hail from varied areas of sports, from tennis to track, from gymnastics to sailing, from horse racing to fencing, from surfing to decathlons, from football to hockey.
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