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Can You Commit Like an Olympian?

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Japanese Para-Athlete Makes Nude Calendar To Fund Trip To London Olympics — Beautiful and brave and inspiring (“beautibriring”). Maya Nakanishi, a track star who lost her leg when she was struck by a steel beam, is selling this calendar to help get her to this summer's Paralympics in London.

Japanese Para-Athlete Makes Nude Calendar To Fund Trip To London Olympics

Japanese Para-Athlete Makes Nude Calendar To Fund Trip To London Olympics — Beautiful and brave and inspiring (“beautibriring”). Maya Nakanishi, a track star who lost her leg when she was struck by a steel beam, is selling this calendar to help get her to this summer's Paralympics in London.

USA relay team members Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Allyson Felix pose with the scoreboard indicating their new world record time of 40.82 and victory in the women's 4x100m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Photo: Reuters) #NBCOlympics

USA relay team members Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Allyson Felix pose with the scoreboard indicating their new world record time of 40.82 and victory in the women's 4x100m relay final during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. (Photo: Reuters) #NBCOlympics

Caption from LIFE. "Distance champion Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia, running with his characteristic agonized expression and no grace, starts last lap in 10,000 meters, where he set a new Olympic record. He received a gold medal and promotion from second to first lieutenant in Czech army."

The TIME Vault: August 8, 1977

Caption from LIFE. "Distance champion Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia, running with his characteristic agonized expression and no grace, starts last lap in 10,000 meters, where he set a new Olympic record. He received a gold medal and promotion from second to first lieutenant in Czech army."

London Olympics: Missy Franklin breaks record, wins 200-meter backstroke

London Olympics: Missy Franklin gets another gold, world record

I would be such a poser if I said I followed the Tour de France this year, but I must admit, most decorated British Olympian and cycling champ Bradley Wiggins is one cute cookie.

I would be such a poser if I said I followed the Tour de France this year, but I must admit, most decorated British Olympian and cycling champ Bradley Wiggins is one cute cookie.

Not originally published in LIFE. American pole vaulter Guinn Smith attempts (unsuccessfully) to break world record, London, 1948.

Not originally published in LIFE. American pole vaulter Guinn Smith attempts (unsuccessfully) to break world record, London, 1948.

As the 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, Oli Kellett has created a series of athletes that would surely have its share of world records. Each athlete’s body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents.

Surrealist London Olympics posters by Oli Kellett

As the 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, Oli Kellett has created a series of athletes that would surely have its share of world records. Each athlete’s body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents.

London Olympics Memories sheet- have your kids record their favorite things from the Olympics.

London Olympics Memory Sheet

London Olympics Memories sheet- have your kids record their favorite things from the Olympics.

U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer competes in the 100-meter butterfly, at the London Olympic Games, July 29, 2012. Vollmer set a new world record and won the gold medal.

Dana Vollmer gets gold with world record 100-m. butterfly

U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer competes in the 100-meter butterfly, at the London Olympic Games, July 29, 2012. Vollmer set a new world record and won the gold medal.

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