These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

The 2012 Summer Olympics have kicked off with bang, giving spectators around the globe the chance to cheer on our countries' best athletes as they compete in various feats of strength. Not only do the Olympics offer up the perfect opportunity to take in some magnificent demonstrations of athletic prowess, but they also give us a glimpse at what are, arguably, the best physiques in the entire world.

All week, we'll be bringing you special coverage of these glorious Olympic bodies. Now, let the games begin.

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Juan-Carlos Navarro of Spain and Peng Zhou of China, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Lukmon Lawal of Nigeria (L) and Ihab Almatbouli of Jordan (R), Boxing

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Sarra Besbes of Tunisia (L) and Xiaojuan Luo (R) of China (R), Fencing

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Kristian Thomas of Great Britain, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Ryan Giggs, Great Britain, Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Matt Grevers, USA, Men's 100m Backstroke

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Jana Vesela, Team Czech Republic, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Elizabeth Armitstead, Great Britain, Road Cycling

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Ali Raisman, USA, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Linus Lichtschlag and Lars Hartig of Germany, Rowing

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Rashed Eisa, UAE, Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Breeja Larson of the United States, Women's 100m Breaststroke

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Team Great Britain, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Fabio Fognini, Italy, Men's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Daisuke Suzuki of Japan and Amrabat Noureddine of Morocco (L), Roger Espinoza of Honduras and Javier Martinez of Spain (R), Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Ryan Lochte, USA

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Kevin Durant, Team USA, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Serena Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Gabrielle Douglas of the United States, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Martin Reader, Canada, Beach Volleyball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Michael Phelps, USA. Men's 200m Butterfly

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Erika Souza, Team Brasil, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Chen Xue of China, Beach Volleyball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Pierre Yves Beny, France, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Hope Solo (L), Heather O'Reilly(R), Team USA, Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Maria Sharapova, Russia, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Venus Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Zara Dampney (L) and Shauna Mullin (R), Great Britain, Beach Volleyball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

Fabien Gilot, France, Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in Gold

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