The German edition of Playboy that hits the newstand today has four German Olympic team members posing inside. In a first, the magazine will publish with four separate covers – one for each of the young athletes.
The four athletes are (clockwise from top):
Field Hockey Player Katharina Schulz
Sailor Petra Niemann
Judoka Romy Tarangul
Kayaker Nicole Reinhardt
Several news organizations have tried to create a controversy by suggesting that perhaps the girls appearance in the magazine might impact either their or their teams performance in the Olympics.
UK Metro: The Germany women’s hockey team’s Olympic campaign is in danger of being overshadowed after one of their players starred on the front of today’s Playboy magazine.
Reuters: German hockey player Katharina Scholz fears news of her being a Playboy covergirl might overshadow her Olympic campaign.
I have the cover shots without the print overlaying them but I’m going to wait a few hours before I post them in the hopes that I can lay my hands on some of the other photos that are used inside the issue.