The controversy surrounding the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has been never-ending.
From security risks to anti-gay campaigns, organized crime, state corruption, and terrorist threats, there hasn’t been much positive news in the headlines.
So, with the games only a few days away, we thought we’d give you something else to talk about.
Check out the slideshow above of 10 of the sexiest Russian female athletes of the Winter Olympics, including images of hockey players, skiers, and curlers.
Allegedly, the Russians are very proud of the women strutting their stuff for the cameras, with one website claiming that “Our Russian Olympic team defies stereotype that women in sport are just a heap of muscles and masculine shapes.”
Ready to meet these Olympians?
1. Alena Zavarzina: Who wouldn’t love to see her doing a backflip, while spinning 360 degrees?
2. Irina Avvakumova: We wonder how far she can jump.
3. Anna Sidorova: Curling just got interesting, thanks to the captain of Russia’s women’s team.
4. Ekaterina Galkina: Of course, she’s another curler.
5. Ekaterina Stolyarova: A female freestyle skier who specializes in Moguls? Now that’s sexy!
6. Maria Komissarov: If this freestyle skier doesn’t make the podium for one of the 10 medal events scheduled for Sochi, she did a fine job at posing for this photo.
7. Svetlana Kolmykova: Looks like this ice hockey forward doesn’t mind playing in her undies.
8. Tatiana Borodulina: Tatiana is a Russian short-track speed skater, who formerly represented Australia.
9. Olga Zyablikova: What’s up with the curlers being so provocative?
10. Alex Saitova: This must be a traditional curling warm up.