I knew I'd enjoy the Olympics but wasn't quite prepared for how obsessed I would become- you forget don't you? Obviously, 90% of my enjoyment comes from the battles, the sitting-on-the-edge of your seat tension and the superhuman feats of strength, endurance and determination. Like Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte who won a shocking but ridiculously exciting victory in the 100m breaststroke final at just 15 years old on Monday night. Or Bradley Wiggins, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover with their Golds today.
Then there's that other 10% which is all about celebrating the physical beauty which very often comes with being an Olympian. The height, the ripples and bulges of finely honed muscles and the cherry on the cake, a cheeky smile or wink to endear us while we watch. I have been carefully perusing this Tumblr which is a rather comprehensive directory of the 50 hottest hunks of London 2012- the Hotlympics if you like. I have used this, as well as "data" gathered in my own Olympic viewing to compile my own top 10.
1. CAMILLE LACOURT
French swimmer- see him in the pool this Friday for the 4x100m medley relay.
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Spanish sprint canoeist. See him in action on Friday 10th August in the canoe sprint.
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Argentinian sailor- he's out on the water already, possibly until Monday if he does well.
Team GB rower (and Naval Officer, double bonus). He's been out at Eton Dorney already and will be rowing in the semi-final of the Men's Four tomorrow and, hopefully, the final on Saturday.
5. RYAN BAILEY
US water polo team member who's playing already and could be available for pool gazing until the 12th August.
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6. ANTHONY OGOGO
Team GB boxer who's already won his first round and is fighting Ukraine's Ievgen Khytrov tomorrow at 14.30 in the Men's middleweight competition.
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7. JAN FRODENO
German triathlete who'll be in action in Hyde Park at 11.30 on 7th August.
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8. CLEMENTE RUSSO
An Italian boxer competing in the heavyweight category- he's got his first fight tonight at 22.15.
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And finally, while I appreciate a well worked muscle, the legs on these German cyclists are just way too scary