Top 10: Sochi’s sexiest athletes in GIFs

Lolo Jones
Lolo Jones is one fine bobsled athlete. She even somehow makes that ridiculous outfit look good.
Credit: Getty Images

Let’s be honest: We don’t just watch the Winter Olympics for love of the game. Many of the stars at Sochi also naturally rock great bodies. So much so that when online dating site Plenty of Fish polled its users, 31.2 percent of single women and 49.5 percent of single men admitted that they watched the games because they wanted to see sexy athletes.

Who are the fan favorites? Here are Sochi’s top nine sexiest athletes, plus one bonus, as rated by a Plenty of Fish survey.

Male Athletes

bode miller sexy
Bode Miller proved that sexy men do cry.
Credit: 60 Minutes

1. Bode Miller, 36: Miller took nearly a quarter of the votes at 22.4 percent. The skier made headlines the other day when he broke down in tears during an interview with NBC after winning the bronze in the men’s Super-G, which just proves that real men cry.

henrik lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist looks as good in a suit as he does in a Rangers uniform.
Credit: NHL

2. Henrik Lundqvist, 31: This Swedish hockey player is also a well-known New York Ranger. The goalie’s fans call him “King Henrik” or even just “The King.” In 2006, he was named one of the World’s 100 Most Beautiful People by People magazine.

Charlie White, along with his partner Meryl Davis, has become a darling of the Sochi Games.  Credit: NBC / Team USA
Charlie White, along with his partner Meryl Davis, has become a darling of the Sochi Games.
Credit: NBC / Team USA

3. Charlie White, 26: This American ice dancer has charmed audiences along with his partner, Meryl Davis. The couple stole even more hearts when they won the first-ever U.S. gold in Olympic ice dancing.

Bobby Brown trampoline
Skier Bobby Brown became the first skier at Winter X to win two golds in one trip in 2010.
Credit: X Games

4. Bobby Brown, 22: This freestyle American skier is known for his triple corks and triple flips. He’s also an adorable dude-bro who likes to hang out with his friends and record their adventures on YouTube.

Shani davis sexy
Shani Davis made history in 2006 when he became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Winter Games.
Credit: Team USA

5. Shani Davis, 31: Davis is the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport during the Winter Games. He took home gold at both the 2006 Winter Olympics in the speedskating 1,000-meter event and again at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Female Athletes

lolo jones sexy
Lolo Jones is known for her Summer Olympics appearances as well.
Credit: Outside Magazine

1. Lolo Jones, 31: This bobsledder and Summer Olympian is well known for being a virgin, but that hasn’t stopped Plenty of Fish users from voting her as the sexiest female athlete at this year’s games. Athletes like Chuck Berkeley have complained that Jones only got to the Olympics because of her star power, but viewers at home don’t seem to have any complaints.

linn haug sexy
Fans like Norwegian snowboarder Linn Haug so much they voted for her even though she’s not at the Olympics.
Credit: Burton

2. Linn Haug, 23: This Norwegian snowboarder isn’t even at the Olympics, but she was still voted the second sexiest female Olympian. To be fair, Haug did go to the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. She describes herself as retired on her Twitter account.

anna fenninger sexy
Austrian skier Anna Fenninger loves cheetah print and uses her status to raise awareness about the endangered species.
Credit: Anna Fenninger

3. Anna Fenninger, 24: This Austrian skier isn’t just beautiful on the outside. She uses her celebrity status to bring attention to endangered cheetahs. You can’t miss her in her cheetah-print helmet when she’s on the slopes.

anna sidorova sexy
Russian athlete Anna Sidorova knows how to make curling look sexy.
Credit: Anna Sidorova

4. Anna Sidorova, 23: Sidorova brought sexy back to curling. The Russian athlete took racy lingerie photos with her curling equipment before the Olympics and made headlines on blogs and in newspapers.

tina maze sexy
Slovenian skier Tina Maze isn’t just an Olympic athlete — she’s also a pop star.
Credit: Nika Records

5. Tina Maze, 30: Maze is Slovenia’s pride and joy as the country’s most prominent skier. She’s also a pop star and quickly climbing the charts in her homeland. A multitasker? That’s sexy.

Follow Andrea Park on Twitter: @andreapark



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.