As you probably saw, the organisers of the Sydney Olympics suffered the latest in a series of embarrassments this week when the medals for the games were unveiled and found to depict a Roman-style colosseum. The feeling was that the medals should have featured a building more in keeping with the spirit of the modern Olympic movement, such as a pharmaceutical plant. Or failing that, something in keeping with the old Olympic movement, such as a Greek temple. The Greeks founded the games, as we know, way back in the year dot approximately. The first reliable records date from BC, by which time the Olympics had taken on something like their modern shape, which was an exclusively male shape for the first millennium or two.
Five stars of Team GB's women's rugby team have posed naked in celebration of the bodies that help them achieve their goals. In Women's Health 's September issue , the five Olympians talk openly about their relationships with their bodies, and how their body shapes enable them to play rugby. Five of Team GB's rugby sevens athletes talked frankly about their relationships with their bodies. It was my brother who pointed out that my build was the very thing that would help me achieve my dreams of playing pro rugby for England," full back Danielle Waterman second on the right told Women's Health.