ESPN Body Issue

ESPN The Magazine‘s Body Issue is quite possibly the most anticipated sports magazine release of the year. With the world’s best athletes presented in all their glory, it is easy to understand why. Who said geeks can’t appreciate sports? If you are new to this issue if the ESPN Sports magazine, then take note that this is an annual issue. Go forth and google “ESPN Body Issue XXXX” where XXXX is the year. You’re Welcome.

Both men and women pose nude for the photo shoots, and neither gender is objectified. Rather, the magazine is careful to celebrate the many different types of bodies that result from being in peak physical condition – Time Magazine

The Body Issue won’t hit newsstands until July 11, but ESPN and USA Today have released several images in advance to make the wait a bit easier.

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, swimmer Michael Phelps, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and tennis star Venus Williams were the lucky six chosen to grace the varying covers of the magazine, which will be distributed nationwide, per ESPN The Magazine‘s Instagram account.

Take note these may be NSFW. Here’s a full list of the ESPN 2014 Body Athletes posing Nude::

Athlete Sport
Venus Williams Tennis
Michael Phelps Swimming
Marshawn Lynch Football
Prince Fielder Baseball
Serge Ibaka Basketball
Jamie Anderson Snowboarding
Tomas Berdych Tennis
Aja Evans Bobsledding
Larry Fitzgerald Football
Omar Gonzalez Soccer
Coco Ho Surfing
Bernard Hopkins Boxing
Ginger Huber Cliff Diving
Hilary Knight Hockey
Angel McCoughtry Basketball
Travis Pastrana and Lyn-Z Motocross and Skateboarding
Amy Purdy Snowboarding
Megan Rapinoe Soccer
Jimmy Spithill Yachting
Nigel Sylvester BMX
Danyelle Wolf Boxing


Some of the Featured Athletes

Snow-boarder Jamie Anderson:

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Hockey Player Hillary-Knight:

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Surfer Coco Ho:

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Travis and Lyn-Z:

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