ESPN celebrates athletes at the top of their physical game with its annual ‘Body Issue’. Included in this year’s edition are talents ranging from Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Australian yachtsman Jimmy Spithill to soccer player Omar Gonzalez. The athletes pose nude for ESPN and dish on how staying fit is important to their sport. Gonzalez shares, “If I get too muscular, I won’t be able to move as well. I like being a little smaller up top and a bit more agile for my height. I have to be able to change direction a lot. Maybe I’ll bulk up when I’m done with soccer, but I’ll probably just end up getting fatter and enjoying my downtime.”
Check them out after the jump!
Yesterday, Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL football player, was honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY Awards. Not only reserved to athletes, this award recognizes people in the sport industry who have broken down barriers.
Michael Sam received this award from the hand of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, after being greeted with a standing ovation. The NFL player delivered an emotional speech and couldn’t hold his tears when he said :
“The way I see it, my responsibility at this moment in history is to stand up for everybody out there who wants nothing more than to be themselves openly. Recently, a friend asked me to talk to his sister, a young woman who was considering killing herself rather than accepting and sharing with her loved ones the fact that she’s gay. When we spoke, she told me she would never consider hurting herself and that somehow my example helped her. It’s amazing to think that, by just doing what we can, we can all touch, change and even save lives.”
Watch the very emotional video below and maybe grab tissue paper before you press play!
Congrats Michael! We are all proud of you!
This video is getting viral online. It was posted 3 days ago, and already almost 300K hits.
I love to dance, I love dance tv shows, I love to watch dancers…I bet I’m not the only one here. This video shows amazing talented dancers, choreographer Yanis Marshall (middle), Arnaud Boursain and Mehdi Mamine. It was their last rehearsal practice before the final of Britain’s Got Talent few weeks ago.
Check the boys dancing on Beyonce‘s mashup with their high heels and attitude after the jump, it is priceless!
Sunday evening Crossfit classes at Spartan Mentality in Denmark had strict dress code : Socks and shoes ONLY!
According to Steffen Haldrup Andersen, the creator and director of the naked Crossfit group: “People are already so scantily clad at Crossfit that we thought we might as well throw the rest away.”
We believe at A4A that this is an amazing idea. What do you guys think of it?
Would you attend these classes?
(Another pic after the jump)
Michael Sam has come out as gay and the world gave a heavy sigh of relief. Actually the only hub bub is from players who think gay man can’t control themselves in a locker room with naked men.
My issue is why do these sports figures, actors, politicians, etc. feel the need to publicly proclaim their homosexuality?
I imagine the main reason is for themselves. At some point in their career they will be asked about a wife, girlfriend. Saying I work too much can only last so long. So they come out and suddenly no one cares who they are dating.