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

LIU XIANG, CHINA

Sport: Track and Field
China's favorite son at the Olympics this year, world champion Liu won gold at the 2004 Athens Games, setting a record for the 110-meter hurdles. When the 29-year-old had to withdraw from the event at the Beijing Games four years later, the home-country audience broke down in tears and treated it as a national tragedy. London is Liu's chance to cap off his long recovery from his 2008 Achilles-tendon injury with another gold.