Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Going for Gold

Via Tennis Served Fresh: The ITF has published "Journey to Beijing: Tennis Celebrates the Olympics" on the heels of the sport’s participation in its sixth Olympics (since returning to the roster in 1988). More than 40 of the world’s leading tennis players took part in the ITF project to help promote the 2008 Beijing Olympic Tennis Event.

The 140-page publication features a series of specially commissioned photographs of the game’s top names dressed as athletes from other summer or winter Olympic sports. The players also give an insight into the part the Olympics has played in their lives, with a series of exclusive interviews looking at their childhood memories, previous Olympic appearances and ambitions for this summer’s games.

Roger Federer, fencing

Rafael Nadal, soccer

Bob and Mike Bryan, baseball

David Ferrer, cycling

Marat, Kolya, Misha and Dima, ice hockey

The book is not for sale but the e-version can be seen here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The picture of Roger is smokin'. (That chest!)

And too bad we don't often get to see the meaty thighs under Rafa's clam-diggers...

Fun pics! Thanks for sharing.