ESPN 2015 Body Issue – Bodies We Want Revealed

ESPN 2015 Body Issue

Earlier this week, on July 6th, ESPN the Magazine just unveiled images from their most anticipated “Body Issue”.  The annual release showcases the world’s top athletes in the nude.  This marks the seventh year for the body issue, which aims  –

"to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews," according to ESPN.  ESPN's goal is to keep growing the issue each year and feature a wide variety of athletes.

The Body Issue features six separate covers and this year's edition include track-and-field champion Amanda Bingson, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Olympic heptathlete Chantae McMillan, Cleveland Cavaliers powerhouse Kevin Love, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

 

 

 

Amanda Bingson: 'Athletes come in all shapes and sizes'

Amanda Bingson, hammer thrower for USA track and field, graces one of six covers this year, and her striking photo showcases incredible strength.  Inside the issue, the record-holder gets real about body confidence, despite getting called "fat" throughout her childhood.

There is always controversy of what is consider “Sexual vs Art” – Body Shaming.

Below this article I posted two images from the 2002 book called "The Athlete" by a New York-based photographer Howard Schatz. “The Athlete”  – Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein showcases photos of men and women athletes. The two photos are female athletes.

The variation in body type for different sports is amazing, and you’ll notice that not everyone needs to have “six-pack” abs to excel in their field.

All Photos From (ESPN The Magazine)

The full 2015 roster list is below

2015 Body Issue Athletes

Athlete

Sport

Gabrielle Reece

Volleyball

Laird Hamilton

Surfing

Odell Beckham Jr.

Football

Ali Krieger

Soccer

Bryce Harper

Baseball

Brittney Griner

Basketball

Kevin Love

Basketball

Aly Raisman

Gymnastics

Jack Mewhort

Football

Natalie Coughlin

Swimming

DeAndre Jordan

Basketball

Dallas Friday

Wakeboarding

Tyler Seguin

Hockey

Leticia Bufoni

Skateboarding

Stan Wawrinka

Tennis

Sadena Parks

Golf

Anthony Castonzo

Football

Chantae McMillan

Heptathlon

Amanda Bingson

Hammer Throw

Todd Herremans

Football

Paige Selenski

Field Hockey

Jermaine Jones

Soccer

Khatuna Lorig

Archery

Todd Clever

Rugby

Check more of the behind the scenes, interviews, videos, and gallery on here