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These 11 women could medal in any aesthetic competition. They might even make you almost care about the Olympics.

Amanda Beard, United States Swimming-

We can't get enough of women's swimming because, next to beach volleyball, it's the closest the Olympic Games come to Spring Break in Cabo. Former World Swimmer of the Year and sometime nude model Amanda drives that point home, er, harder than the others thanks to the whole "sometime nude model" thing.
Watch her: Aug 9-17 and 20-21

Sue Bird, United States Basketball-

Achieving the rare triple crown of NCAA title, WNBA title and Olympic Gold has made Sue one of the most feared ladies on the court. But it’s her fit physique and careful balance between tomboyishness and femininity that has us longing for three seconds in the paint with her.
Watch her: Aug 9-24

Britta Heidemann, Germany, Fencing-

2004 Olympic silver medalist and 2007 World Champion Britta Heidemann is blonde, German, and wields a sword for a living. This combination would have us scrambling to find a happy place if Britta didn't happen to be a nordic goddess.
Watch her: Aug 9-17

Logan Tom, United States Volleyball-

Let's be honest, women's beach volleyball doesn't have to work too hard to catch our eye, what with all the bikinis and the bouncing and whatnot. But you add in one-time youngest-ever volleyball Olympian Logan Tom and our eyes are glued in a way that seems unheard of anywhere near the word "Olympics."
Watch her: Aug 9-24

Ana Ivanovic, Serbia Tennis-

There are more reasons to admire Ana than there are vowels in her name. This year's French Open champion and current No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world will be grunting and baseline stroking her heart out on center court in Beijing. And we'll be watching. Oh yes, we'll be watching.
Watch her: Aug 10-17

Lolo Jones, United States Track & Field-

With a background including French, Native American, African-American, and Norweigian, this first-time Olympic hurdler is a virtual one-woman opening ceremony, only watchable.
Watch her: Starting August 17

Almudena Cid, Spain Rhythmic Gymnastics-

At 28, El Cid is considered the Brett Farve of rhythmic gymnastics, but we don't mind that her sultry Spanish looks are underscored with a refreshing lack of underageness. Now we finally have a reason to watch rhythmic gymnastics. Of course, now we have to find another sport to completely ignore (we're looking at you, Handball).
Watch her: Aug 21-24

Alicia Sacramone, United States Gymnastics-

A former floor exercise world champion and vault national champion, America’s Alicia Sacramone seems a good bet to have gold draped around her elegant neck. Besides all her enticing agility, however, she’s also a CoverGirl spokesmodel, if this whole "gymnastics" thing doesn't work out.
Watch her: Aug 9-10, 12-15, and 17-19

Laure Manaudou, France Swimming-

Olympic and World Champion Laure comes into Beijing boasting world records in the 400- and 200- meter freestyle, as well as a fierce determination to prove to the world that seductive French women in swimsuits are sexy, goddamnit. What else does she have to do, seriously?
Watch her: Aug 9-17 and 20-21

Victoria Pendleton, Britain Cycling-

This prim English rose claims her interests are sewing, baking, and kicking unholy amounts of ass on the bike circuit. If she can also sneeze pound notes and will pint glasses to appear with the twitch of her nose, we may just have to drop on one knee and make this one official.
Watch her: Aug 15-19

Erin Phillips, Australia Basketball-

This daughter of an Australian Rules Football player put her athletic genes to good use, tearing up the courts for WNBA's Connecticut Suns. But it's blonde-bobbed Phillips’ curvy body and sexy down unda’ accent that has us completely forgetting that her father could eat us alive.
Watch her: Aug 9-24

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