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The Olympic party is coming to London. With it comes a raft of different athletic body shapes and sizes from around the world. But are sports even good? If you do too much of them, don't you end up looking like a weird, sweaty flesh triangle? We decided to ask the public: Are athletes sexy?
Daisy Johnson, 18, Reading: Some of them, yeah.
VICE: Specifically Olympic-type athletes then, not footballers. You know, like javelin throwers, runners, archers…
The majority of them tend to be. I wouldn’t kick a lot of them out of bed. I think it depends on the sport as well – like swimmers, I can’t complain with swimmers.
Really, don’t you think they are a bit big?
Oh no, I like big; I like the muscles, I definitely like the muscles. Swimmers, javelin throwers, trackers. Anything with muscles.
Phil, 26, Salt Lake City (left): What, like female athletes?
Well, sometimes they are really unattractive. Girls that are too muscly, you know? I don’t like that.
Are there any ones you do like?
Tennis player girls are hot. Ana Ivanovic is super-hot. And I ski, so I like skiers. We have this joke, me and my ski friends, always joke around with ski racing, that only the girls from third place and down on the podium are hot.
'Cos the better ones tend to look like men.
What about you? Do you think that athletes are sexy?
Katalin, mother of Phil (right): Yes. Tennis players. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal. All of those guys.
What about other Olympic sports people?
Oh, you know who else I think is really sexy? David Haye.
Oh yeah? Got a thing for the Hayemaker have you?
Yeah, David. OMG! Athlete of the year. I met him personally at Heathrow. I was on the same plane with him. I was like “Oh my God! This guy is a rockstar!” Oh yeah. David Haye.
Would you have gone on the run with him that time he hit the other guy, and then spent a few days living as a fugitive in Germany?
No, probably not.
Asmir, 23, Bosnia/Sweden: Yeah, sure.
Any particular kind?
All of them, the athletic look in general is hot. But also it confuses me sometimes – because some of them look sexy, but they don’t act sexy.
How do you mean, Asmir?
Oh, these athletes they are all so full of themselves! That is not attractive to me. Not in the slightest!
Are there any particular types of sports players that you find hot?
I can tell you what I don’t like – I don’t like footballers. They are not feminine.
What about more Olympic-type athletes? Swimmers or runners? Are you here for the Olympics?
No, I am not here for the Olympics. What, you think that becauase you throw a big party this summer, that every foreigner is here for that? You English are so arrogant.
Hannah Jane, 19, Reading: I’d have to say no. I like rugged men, lots of hair. I do quite like a “European boy”. That’s probably the only reason I would watch it on TV.
VICE: Which event would we catch a glimpse of this "European boy" in, then?
What’s the thing when they swing a big ball around… Shot put! I like them because they tend to be a bit more European, rugged, hairy, big, you know…
Uh, no. More like… Italian stallion!
George, 18, London: I don’t really know. I don’t really watch sports.
Well do you think it is sexy to be sporty or do you think that is gross?
I find it attractive if a girl goes to the gym or enjoys going for a run. But it’s gross if they are like, really big.
Are there any sport stars that you think are really hot? Like tennis players? Shot put? Cheese rollers?
No. No way.
Are you looking forward to the Olympics?
I dunno, I'm freaking out a bit because of the roads closing and everything. It makes me really nervous just thinking about it. I might have to leave town for a while.
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