A Russian ice hockey team announced an injury to its star player by posting a photograph of her naked on the treatment table. Yulia Ushakova, who plays for HC Spartak Moscow, stripped down to the bare minimum to show off her bandaged ankle. The club tweeted the saucy snap to its official Twitter page, and it racked up over 3, retweets.
Sex helps sell sports. But when the topic of sex leaves the world of racy beer commercials and sideline cheerleaders, to touch the lives of individual women pursuing their sporting dreams, things get a little more personal and the debate gets a good deal more fierce. Enter the Canadian women's rugby team, one of the world's very best.
By Alice Johnston For Mailonline. Sexy sportsmen and women at Cambridge University have bared their bums and breasts in a naked calendar to raise money for charity. Students in the university's sports teams, including swimming, hockey and football, have posed naked for photos around the historical city of Cambridge.
CNN - Sometimes, the only way to get noticed is to be controversial, to be out of the ordinary. Stir it up, cause a fuss, rip up the rule book and watch the masses react. In the autumn ofKatrina Boyd and her teammates assembled at the Australian Institute of Sport for a photo shoot they all knew would make headlines. There was a storm brewing in the Australian capital and the country's women's football team was in the eye of it.
CNN Sometimes, the only way to get noticed is to be controversial, to be out of the ordinary. Stir it up, cause a fuss, rip up the rule book and watch the masses react. I never cared in the slightest that males were paying more attention to us because we did a nude calendar.
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The original Calendar Girls were a group of Yorkshire woman who posed nude to raise money for Leukaemia research in Since then, college sports teams, military units, and musical groups have all stripped down to raise money for a noble cause. And of course, now authors are getting in on the action to once again prove the old adage "Sex sells.
It's been 20 years since the Matildas team of took off their clothes and stood in front of a camera. The images were printed in a calendar and thousands of copies were sold around the world. It captured global attention and triggered a fierce debate about feminism, body image and the path to equality for women's sport.
Amid all the headlines of glorious victories and devastating defeats, female Russian stars from the world of sport gained plenty of acclaim for their record-breaking achievements as well as eye-catching social media posts. An active social media user, Kostyunina has nearlyfollowers on Instagram — an audience which is constantly growing, mainly because of the revealing snaps she frequently posts. However, alongside her podium finish it was her fascinating beauty that also made Bryzgalova a social media bombshell, with internet users comparing her with Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.