Weekend Recess: Vote – Are Women’s Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

August 4, 2012 at 9:16 am (2012 Olympics, Athletic Skills, Body Parts, China, London, Olympics, Sexy, Tian Jia, Women, Women's Beach Volleyball)

There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn’t involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we’re looking at you Badminton) – it involves bikinis.

Critics are claiming that not only are the women’s beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy.

Are the Olympics women’s beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women’s derrieres in tight bikini bottoms, according to the Huffington Post just yesterday.

… Although female beach volleyball teams are no longer required to wear bikinis while competing in the Olympics, most of them chose to continue the tradition of skimpy two-piece swimsuits for the 2012 Olympics.

It should come as no surprise that the women’s beach volleyball photos of competitors in bikinis come across as far sexier than photos of Olympians who chose to compete while fully clothed. While wearing a bikini, everything from hand signals to a congratulatory hug looks sexy. No one is blaming the women for being too sexy. The question is whether the photographers are gratuitously focusing on certain body parts or poses when they snap their photos.

So what do you think readers?  Too sexy, too photographed, or not enough of either?  Tell us in the comments section!

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Video: Mayor of London Gets Stuck on a Zip Wire

August 1, 2012 at 11:43 am (2012 Olympics, Boris Johnson, Funny, Funny Video, London, London Olympics, Mayor Boris Johnson, Union Flags, Victoria Park, Zip Line, Zip Wire)

Olympic celebrations took a turn for the worse this afternoon in London when mayor Boris Johnson attempted to gin up excitement by careening down a zip wire whilst waving a pair of Union flags.

Problem being, he never made it to the end of the line, instead dangling above the ground a good 20 meters shy of his destination.

Mr Johnson was featuring as a “special guest” in Victoria Park, London, to ride the zip line, donning a hard hat and two Union flags as he attempted to sail down.

Instead, he ground steadily to a halt on the wire about 20m from the end as the wire sagged, and was left dangling inelegantly in front of a watching crowd.

The Mayor spent around five minutes hanging from the drooping line as spectators took video footage and photographs of his misfortune.

When one asked how he was feeling, he replied “very, very well thank you”, before shouting: “Get me a rope, get me a ladder” to bystanders.

Best part of this video (seen below) is the woman asking “Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?…”

Mayor Bloomberg was seen shaking his head and saying, “Man, did that guy look ridiculous or what?”

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