This I promise you, dear reader: I worked longer and harder on this list than was prudent or even appropriate. AND I did my best to include more countries and sports than you’ll see in other similar photo galleries (and I didn’t include David Beckham or Rafael Nadal — both of whom ARE NOT PARTICIPATING, people! Geez.) If I missed someone special, I want to hear about it in the comments. The more obsure the man and the sport, the better, because the more sexy Olympians there are to see, the better the Olympics experience will be for all of us!
Enjoy the fruits of my labor, and the fruits of these guys’ many, many workouts. Let the Games Begin: The 50 Hottest Male Olympic Athletes of 2012!!!