Summer Olympics 2012

12 Hot Female Olympians

Let the London games begin! Slide to see why these medal contenders are bringing the heat on and off the field


Sport: Cycling
A darling of the British public, Pendleton went from winning a gold medal in track cycling at the 2008 Games to appearing in the buff in magazine photo shoots a year later. She's won nine world titles and is credited with glamorizing track cycling's less-than-sexy reputation, but the London Games will be the 31-year-old's last. "I know I've done the best job possible to be in that peak shape for the Olympics. Fingers crossed, it all works out," she told SkySports in June.