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Although Ralph Lauren designed the 2012 U.S Olympic uniforms, viewing the best-dressed will not likely be reason enough to tune in to London’s Summer Games. Instead, watching the bare, hot bodies of these fierce competitors represent their country is a better incentive and is sure to have you cheering with American pride.
1. Swimmer Nathan Adrian, Bremerton WA
Adrian holds the world records in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle competitions. He earned a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In addition, he can rock any speedo.
2. Cycler Jimmy Watkins, Bakersfield CA
Watkins started cycling at age 21 to meet the physical demands of his day job as a full-time firefighter. Seems an appropriate career since he will certainly be bringing the heat to the London games.
This lean, muscular, dynamic duo is at the top of their game. With 22 Olympic medals between the two of them (Phelps, 16 and Lochte, 6), they have proven they are better, faster, stronger, and hotter than all the rest.
5. Sprinter Wallace Spearmon, Chicago IL
His green eyes and powerful legs are sure to provide anyone with a runner’s high.
6. Freestyle Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, Camden NJ
While Burroughs will be focusing on taking home gold in London, viewers will be longing to go a few rounds with this reigning freestyle world champion.
7. Decathlete Trey Hardee, Birmingham AL
Not only a frontrunner for the track and field summer games, Hardee’s buff body hurdles any other contender by a long shot.
8. Gymnast Chris Brooks, Houston TX
Don’t let the Lycra fool you. Under that sleek leotard is an amazingly chiseled physique. And his smile isn’t bad either.
9. Diver Troy Dumais, Ventura CA
Although a more seasoned Olympic athlete with three previous visits to the Summer Games, watching his springboard strength and stamina never gets old.
10. Water Polo Goalie Merrill Moses , Harbor City CA
At 6-foot-3, Moses helped America take home silver in the 2008 Beijing Games. Even with his swim cap, watching his tenacious athletic saves elevate the meaning of scoring to a whole different level.