The Greeks would not have understood the word. Katarina Witt, one of the greatest Olympic figure skaters, was the first female athlete to pose naked for Playboy. Nice list though! Tennis star Serena Williams, who will be competing for her fifth gold medal at the Rio Olympics, perhaps represents this most poignantly. Find one manly thing except how tough she is about Nadia Comanchi or Nastia Luikin!
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In , she was one of the four German Olympic athletes to appear in their country's edition of Playboy. But other cultures, like the Persians and the Egyptians, looked at these Greek men oiling one another down and writhing in the mud, and found it very strange. But what does athletic nudity mean today and what did it mean then? But ancient historians have traced it back to initiation rites—young men walking around naked and sort of entering manhood.
Olympia Greece: Running Naked for the Olive Crown
Sarah E. The no. The 5th c. Coughlin is a time Olympic medalist, six of which were won at the Summer Olympics, thus setting a country record. That was more than half a century after the birth of the first Olympic Games, which originated in Olympia, southern Greece, in BC.
The fact is, some people will always be for it and others against it. So was the idea in Greece as well. Photo credit: As a symbol, fire has been an important part of ancient Greek culture. Before doing the cover, she claimed to have first discussed it with her mom and husband and revealed that she planned to give her extended family a heads up before the issue came out.