Summer 2008

Timely previews and reviews of some of Beijing’s finest female athletes both on the field and in various stages of undress.

German Olympic Playboy Issues (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

German Olympic Playboy Issues (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Here’s your one stop shopping list of all the Olympic Athletes who have appeared in Germany’s Playboy issues over the last four Olympiads. 2016 German Playboy Olympians Table Tennis player Petrissa Solja BMX Cycler Nadja Pries Rower Julia Lier Swimmer Isabelle Härle 2012 German Playboy Olympians Diver Christine Steuer Shooter Beate Gauss Gymnast Regina Sergeeva […]

End of games update – Vol IV no 13

End of games update - Vol IV no 13

Now that the Olympics have officially closed, here’s an update on the athletic performance of each of my honorees. Vol IV no 1 – Amanda Beard – USA – Swimming No change from the mid games report, Beard was only in one event in the Olympics and came in sixth in her heat of the […]

Lauren Jackson – Australia – Basketball – Vol IV no 12

Lauren Jackson - Australia - Basketball - Vol IV no 12

Lauren Jackson is arguably the best women’s basketball player in the world. She’s the unchallenged leader of the Opals, Australia’s women’s national team, who are the defending Olympic champions and, on top of that, she has twice won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award.

Ineta Radevica – Latvia – Track – Vol IV no 11

Ineta Radevica - Latvia - Track - Vol IV no 11

Radevica become the first Latvian to make one of my newsletters. She is a 5’9″ 27 year-old long jumper from Latvia and a former NCAA long jump champion at Nebraska.

By popular demand – Leryn Franco Calendar

By popular demand - Leryn Franco Calendar

By popular demand, Leryn Franco’s photos from her calendar shoot get added to my site as bonus supplemental material.

Francesca Piccinini – Italy – Volleyball – Vol IV no 10

Francesca Piccinini - Italy - Volleyball - Vol IV no 10

Piccinini is a 29 year old Italian who is arguably the best women’s volleyballer in the world. What she is unarguably is a spectacularly beautiful women who has no qualms about taking her clothes off.

Amy Acuff – United States – High Jump – Vol IV no 9

Amy Acuff - United States - High Jump - Vol IV no 9

If it seems like the 32 year old 6’2″ Acuff has been high jumping forever, it’s because that’s pretty much true. She’s 32 years old and started high jumping as a ten year old, so she’s been at it for a very long time. She’s also been extremely good for a very long time

Mid Games Update – Vol IV no 8

Mid Games Update - Vol IV no 8

As I traditionally do, midway through the games I provide an update of how all the girls are doing in to date.

UncleLar extra: German Olympic Playboy Gallery

UncleLar extra: German Olympic Playboy Gallery

Nicole Reinhardt – Germany – Kayaking – Vol IV no 7d

Nicole Reinhardt - Germany - Kayaking - Vol IV no 7d

Nicole is a 22 year old star flatwater kayaker for Germany who has a very legit chance to medal in Beijing. Over the last three years she was won 13 international gold medals in multiple events.

Romy Tarangul – Germany – Judo – Vol IV no 7c

Romy Tarangul - Germany - Judo - Vol IV no 7c

By the time that the German 2004 Olympic Playboy issue had hit the stands, judoku Romy Tarangul had already been eliminated from the judo competition.

Petra Niemann – Germany – Sailing – Vol IV no 7b

Petra Niemann - Germany - Sailing - Vol IV no 7b

Petra Nieman celebrated her 30th birthday on Thursday, the day that the German Olympic Playboy edition hit the newstands. She’s been sailing since she was 8 years old and has racked up numerous championships. Beijing will be Petra’s third Olympics.

Katharina Schulz – Germany – Field Hockey – Vol IV no 7a

Katharina Schulz - Germany - Field Hockey - Vol IV no 7a

Katharina Schulz is a German Field hockey player who qualifies for this site as a result of her posing for the 2008 German Olympic edition of Playboy.

Britta Heidemann wins gold – Germany – fencing – Vol IV no 6

Britta Heidemann wins gold - Germany - fencing - Vol IV no 6

Yesterday 25 year old German fencer Britta Heidemann won the individual epee gold medal and captured the heart of the Chinese fans while she was at it. At the press conference following her win, Britta fielded and answered questions in Chinese. It turns out she’s a Chinese Studies major at Cologne and previously lived and studied in Beijing.

2008 German Playboy Olympic Issue

2008 German Playboy Olympic Issue

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.

Stephanie Rice – Australia – Swimming – Vol IV no 5

Stephanie Rice - Australia - Swimming - Vol IV no 5

World record holder Stephanie Rice goes for her second gold medal of the Beijing Games tonight. She’ll be facing her usual rivals of Katie Hoff and Christy Covington. But for UncleLar the real story is the emergence of a bunch of Facebook photos of Stephanie in some great costumes.

Stephanie Rice Facebook Photos

Stephanie Rice Facebook Photos

Like many kids her age, Stephanie Rice uploaded a bunch of costume party photos to her Facebook page. Unfortunately, when you are a world record holding swimmer that means the world will see them.