Every year ESPN magazine manage to convince plenty of the world’s best sports stars to get their kit off in the name of art/showing off and it’s strangely compelling stuff. This year’s issue is no different.

Perhaps the most interesting image of all is light-heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins.

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That man will be 50 in January. Feel the shame everyone, feel the shame.

Another athlete coming towards to end of their career is Venus Williams, again she doesn’t exactly look like it.

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Michael Phelps is perfectly happy to show that his speedo tan.

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Snowboarder and paralympian, Amy Purdy’s snaps are particularly inspirational.

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To prove that it’s not all about sleek physiques and shiny skin. ESPN have also included baseball player Prince Fielder.

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Now that’s an attainable body, fair play to ESPN to give us something to aspire to.


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