These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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 GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Kristian Thomas of Great Britain, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Ryan Giggs, Great Britain, Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Matt Grevers, USA, Men's 100m Backstroke

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Jana Vesela, Team Czech Republic, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Elizabeth Armitstead, Great Britain, Road Cycling

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Ali Raisman, USA, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Linus Lichtschlag and Lars Hartig of Germany, Rowing

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Rashed Eisa, UAE, Soccer

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Team Great Britain, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Fabio Fognini, Italy, Men's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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 GoldS

Ryan Lochte, USA

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Kevin Durant, Team USA, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Serena Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Gabrielle Douglas of the United States, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Martin Reader, Canada, Beach Volleyball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Michael Phelps, USA. Men's 200m Butterfly

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Erika Souza, Team Brasil, Basketball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Chen Xue of China, Beach Volleyball

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Pierre Yves Beny, France, Artistic Gymnastics

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Maria Sharapova, Russia, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

Venus Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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

These Olympic Bodies are Worth Their Weight in GoldS

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