Summer Olympics 2012

12 Hot Male Olympians

Talent, swagger and good looks too – see why it's so game on for these elite medal contenders of the London Games


Sport: Boxing
Italian heavyweight Russo, 30, won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and earned the nickname The Buffalo (for which he has a tattoo of a bison) for his pugnacious fighting style. He's currently team leader of the Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder boxing team, and is a popular model when the clothier needs a chiseled face and rock-hard body to fill out one of its suits. But when he's not trading blows in the ring or modeling, he's fighting crime: Russo is an officer on the Italian police force.