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US Women’s Water Polo Team

2010 -- ESPN The Magazine -- The Body Issue -- USA Women's Water Polo Team. Photo by Art Streiber.

I love a good photo, and this one is amazing.

ESPN, for those who don’t know, is primarily a sports television network, and they are taking a page out of Sports Illustrated’s playbook.

Sports Illustrated has their very popular Swimsuit Issue that I’m sure makes lots of money, but the Swimsuit Issue has nothing to do with sports. It’s basically soft-core porn.

ESPN’s magazine is now putting out The Body Issue, which shows the bodies of world-class athletes. Besides the above photo, the following link will show you the other athletes ESPN has focused on in its 2010 issue.


In the magazine, the above water polo team photo also includes the following quote and attribution:

US Women’s Water Polo

2010 FINA World Cup Champs

POWER PLAYERS: “Water polo players believe our sport is the most physically challenging in the world. There’s no rest. We tread water the entire time. If you aren’t in good physical condition, you’ll die – literally – because you won’t be able to keep your head above the water. The stronger, faster, better-conditioned team will typically win, which is why we have two three-hour practices daily.” —Adam Krikorian, coach



Categories: Art, Bodies, Nudity, Photography, Sports
  1. January 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Fantastic post, photo and link Matt….thanks for sharing 🙂
    I particularly liked the photo of Rachel Yurkovich. Indeed the body of a goddess. Wow.

  1. February 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

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