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Celebrating Hot Olympic Athletes! (by Catherine Mann)

I was always picked last for teams in gym class. And honestly, I can’t blame my classmates. I am woefully uncoordinated. I daydream and walk into walls, stumble off curbs. I’ve learned to shrug and dust myself off.

However, while I’m comfortable in my clumsy skin, I do enjoy seeing others excel in sports. The Olympic Games in London are playing on my flat screen TV as I type, providing plenty of inspiration for our July theme of all things HOT!

With that in mind, I’m celebrating a few especially hot Olympic athletes!

Nick Symmonds (Runner)

Ryan Lochte (Swimmer)

Jordan Burroughs (Wrestler)

And for you historical fans....

Soren Thompson (Fencer)

Whew! (Fanning myself!) Let the games begin!!

What’s your favorite Olympic sport in the summer or winter games? One winner will be chosen at random from the comments on Monday, August 6, 2012. Winner will receive a copy of my books UNDER FIRE (Sourcebooks) and AN INCONVENIENT AFFAIR (Harlequin Desire.)

USA Today bestselling author Catherine Mann writes military romantic suspense for Sourcebooks and Berkley, as well as steamy romances for Harlequin Desire. A RITA Award winner, she lives in Florida with her military flyboy husband, their children and their ever growing menagerie of pets. FMI:


  1. For summer games I love swimming, partial because I use to be a swimmer. Plus, thos guys are hot. For winter games I love figure skating with all those costumes and music.

  2. The US diving guys are pretty HOT, I watched the sync diving last night, had never watched that before. What I want to know is how thode guys keep those little speedos on? Just asking? Would love to win!

  3. Congrats on your new books, Catherine!

    I too am a klutz. On my one and only day as a cocktail waitress I spilled a beer in a woman's lap.

    Mr. Amazing and I went hiking a lot when we were dating. If there was a log across a river and it was the only way to follow the trail, it was guaranteed I'd wind up in the river. (I learned to bring a change of clothes with me.)

    I'm in awe of athletes.

  4. I like women's gymnastics, LOL! Not so many hot guys in that sport.

  5. I love men's volleyball though I can't decide between indoor & beach. They're strong and flexible with such great arms & legs. I understand klutz. My company volleyball team told me not to bring my shoes during the tournaments.
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  6. I absolutely love the swimming and diving competition. Ryan Lochte is definitely a hot guy. Very cute.

  7. My Summer Olympics favorite HAS to be gymnastics. (I was a competitive gymnast back in the day.) And I'm just heartsick about American gymnast Jordyn Wieber being edged out of the All Around competition because only two athletes can qualify per team. Grrr.

    Hottest bodies in the games? DIVERS. OMG, the musculature.

  8. Thanks for several new reasons to love the Olympics! I enjoy watching almost any of the sports but enjoy races both in the pool and on the track.

  9. :::waving:::: Good morning, all! so happy to know the Olympic hottie photos brightened your morning. ;)

    And yes, I'm curious as well about how those swimmers' speedos stay on!

  10. I love to watch ice skating and have always been fascinated by that and the gymnastics.

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  11. Tough choice, but I'd probably have to ultimately say the Winter Olympics because of the ice skating and some of the skiing fun. Love the swimming and gymnastics though.


  12. Oh I truly watch as much as I can (it's on 5 channels during the day lol).I do love them all but if I had to pick just one it would have to be gymnastics. We didn't have a good last night :( At the moment I am watching men's volleyball and swimming.

  13. I'm with y'all on adoring gymnastics and ice skating... well, and then there's volleyball and swimming... and running.... sigh.... so much to enjoy!

  14. Hi Cathy, stopping by to show some love and check out the hotties. In summer love watching Track & Field and swimming; they have really nice builds. In winter when u do watch, it's luge. Hope you have z great day here.
    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  15. Hey Catherine...I'm a big fan of the gymnasts and swimmers. :) Have had it on as background while I'm doing edits. :)

    Great post!

  16. Has to be ice skating. It's so graceful! I'm almost as graceful as a hippo in rollerskates on ice so I appreciate all that form and beauty!

  17. Congrats on your new book... My fav are the Equestrian events which they don't show a lot of for summer olympics.. Also the diving. The gymastics are great to watch... It has been a good games so far..

  18. I like the swimming events.


  19. Kathleen, I saw the royal granddaughter participated in the equestrian events. How cool to have her ride in the London Olympics!

    Thanks bunches, folks, for stopping by to comment. I love hearing from everyone!!

  20. I enjoy the gymnastics but I am someone who trips over her own feet regularly.

  21. Elf, nice to know it's not just me tripping over my own feet. ;)

  22. I enjoy watching swimming and volleyball the most. I swear all the US volleyball players are good looking.


  23. While I do love the men's swimming comps for the great eye candy not to mention talent, I do have to say my favorite Olympic sport in the summer in the women's beach volleyball and gymnastics... those girls are awesome!

  24. Volleyball is fun, and ice skating and gymnastics are pretty much the ones I try to catch.

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