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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.

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

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

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

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

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Kristian Thomas of Great Britain, Artistic Gymnastics

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Ryan Giggs, Great Britain, Soccer

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Matt Grevers, USA, Men's 100m Backstroke

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Jana Vesela, Team Czech Republic, Basketball

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Elizabeth Armitstead, Great Britain, Road Cycling

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Ali Raisman, USA, Artistic Gymnastics

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Linus Lichtschlag and Lars Hartig of Germany, Rowing

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Rashed Eisa, UAE, Soccer

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

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Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Team Great Britain, Basketball

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Fabio Fognini, Italy, Men's Singles Tennis

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

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Ryan Lochte, USA

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Kevin Durant, Team USA, Basketball

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Serena Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

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Gabrielle Douglas of the United States, Artistic Gymnastics

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Martin Reader, Canada, Beach Volleyball

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Michael Phelps, USA. Men's 200m Butterfly

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Erika Souza, Team Brasil, Basketball

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Chen Xue of China, Beach Volleyball

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Pierre Yves Beny, France, Artistic Gymnastics

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

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Maria Sharapova, Russia, Women's Singles Tennis

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Venus Williams, USA, Women's Singles Tennis

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

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

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