There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn’t involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we’re looking at you Badminton) – it involves bikinis.

Critics are claiming that not only are the women’s beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy.

Are the Olympics women’s beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women’s derrieres in tight bikini bottoms, according to the Huffington Post just yesterday.

… Although female beach volleyball teams are no longer required to wear bikinis while competing in the Olympics, most of them chose to continue the tradition of skimpy two-piece swimsuits for the 2012 Olympics.

It should come as no surprise that the women’s beach volleyball photos of competitors in bikinis come across as far sexier than photos of Olympians who chose to compete while fully clothed. While wearing a bikini, everything from hand signals to a congratulatory hug looks sexy. No one is blaming the women for being too sexy. The question is whether the photographers are gratuitously focusing on certain body parts or poses when they snap their photos.

So what do you think readers?  Too sexy, too photographed, or not enough of either?  Tell us in the comments section!

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