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Yana Shcherban – Russia – Volleyball


Posted in Summer 2016
Yana Shcherban - Russia - Volleyball

Yana Shcherban is a 26 year old 6’2″ 157 lb outside hitter on the Russian Olympic volleyball team. She hails from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Personal Links Facebook: yanashcherban1 Instagram: @yanasherban Highlight video Match pictures Modeling Shots

Darya Klishina – Russia – Track and Field


Posted in Summer 2016
Darya Klishina - Russia - Track and Field

Darya Klishina is a 25 year old 5’11” long jumper from Tver, Russia. She’s been competing internationally ever since she place first it the World Youth Championships almost a decade ago (2007). However, Rio will be her first Olympic Games. She consistently places in the top ten in her competitions so she is expected to […]

Yulia Efimova – Russia – Swimming


Posted in Summer 2016
Yulia Efimova - Russia - Swimming

Yulia Efimova is a controversial 5’10”, 141 lb, 24 year old swimmer from Russia. She has twice been banned from competition due to failed doping tests. Originally, she was part of a blanket doping ban that the IOC handed down to all Russian athletes. The IOC left the door open to reinstatement of individual athletes […]

Olga Graf – Russia – Speedskating


Posted in Winter 2010
Olga Graf - Russia - Speedskating

Olga is a 31 year old speedskater from Russia. Sochi is her first Olympic Games. Olga wasn’t even on my Oglympics watch list coming into these games. However, she vaulted onto the site with her bronze medal in the women’s 5000m – or I should say she got there immediately AFTER her performance. It seems […]

Alena Zavarzina – Russia – Snowboarding


Posted in Winter 2014

Alena is a 23 year old Russian snowboarder who will be competing in her second Olympics. She place 17th in the Parallel Giant Slalom competition in Vancouver in 2010. In Sochi, she will be competing in the same event (competition completed earlier today but in the spirit of not spoiling it for those that will […]

Elena Nikitina – Russia – Skeleton


Posted in Winter 2014
Elena Nikitina - Russia - Skeleton

Elena is a 21 year old Russian Skeleton racer. She won the European Championship in 2013. Sochi is her first Olympic Games. Going into this morning’s finals, she sits in third place with an excellent chance to medal. Here she is winning the European Championships http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8gaVk9tOq0 Personal links: Wikipedia VK (Russian Facebook) Courtesy of VK, […]

Anna Prugova – Russia – Hockey


Posted in Winter 2014
Anna Prugova - Russia - Hockey

Anna Prugova is a 20 year old goalie for the Russian women’s ice hockey team. Despite being just 20 years old, Sochi will be her second Olympics as she participated in Vancouver as a 16 year old. She is the starting goaltender for the Russian squad. The undefeated Russians meet the undefeated Swedes for the […]

Russian Curling Team


Posted in Winter 2014
Russian Curling Team

My prediction coming into the Olympics was that the Russian women’s curling team were going to be the stars of the Olympics. If you look around the other curling teams, you might find one good looking woman on the team. With the Russians, all four will catch your eye. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktroP_vp-JM Here are some shots of […]

Sochi Torch Bearers


Posted in Winter 2014
Sochi Torch Bearers

When I heard that Maria Sharapova was going to be a torch bearer during the opening ceremonies, I started giving serious thought to including her among the Sochi Olympians. When I saw Alina Kabaeva carrying the torch, I KNEW I was going to do a torch bearer’s special. Maria Sharapova Maria is no stranger to […]

Irina Shayk – Russia


Posted in Winter 2014
Irina Shayk - Russia

Irina Shayk isn’t an athlete but she did appear in the opening ceremonies leading the Russian delegation during the Parade of Athletes. Irina’s biggest connection to sports is either that she’s the girlfriend of Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo or that she was the cover girl for Sports Illustrated’s 2011 swimsuit edition. She also set […]

Maria Sharapova – Russia – Tennis


Posted in Summer 2012
Maria Sharapova - Russia - Tennis

Sharapova was already feature once during this Olympics since she was the flag bearer for Russia at the opening ceremonies. This time she gets feature for her athletic ability since she is in the gold medal match this morning against Serena Williams in a match that is being advertised as a Golden Slam. Both Sharapova […]

Maria Sharapova – Russia – Tennis


Posted in Summer 2012
Maria Sharapova - Russia - Tennis

I thought I’d start this Olympics off with a bit of style and grace. Hence, my choice of Maria Sharapova as the first featured athlete. I elected to feature Maria in one of the Opening Ceremonies posts because she will be the flag bearer for the Russian delegation tonight, pretty much guaranteeing her lots of […]

Anastasia Myskina – Russia – Tennis – Vol III no 5


Posted in Summer 2004
Anastasia Myskina – Russia – Tennis - Vol III no 5

Anastasia gets the nod from UncleLar not only for her tennis play but also for the high priced photos below. Myskina was involved in an $8M lawsuit in an attempt to stop publication of these shots.

Svetlana Khorkina – Russia – Gymnastics – Vol III no 4


Posted in Summer 2004
Svetlana Khorkina – Russia – Gymnastics - Vol III no 4

At 25 years old and 5’5”, Svetlana is considered by many to be too old and too tall for the sport. That’s good news for us because the rest of the women’s gymnatics world is too young and too innocent to be making an appearance here.