Share this article Share Her victory in Cheboksary, Russia last month June when she cleared 4m 90cm is the best score of the year in the world, she said, implying it was a sign she was on track for gold in Rio. It will remain a mystery. I want to burst in tears. It was 'inconceivable' that Mutko - who is also president of the Russian football federation and chief organiser of the World Cup - did not know about the wrongdoing, said Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who led an investigation. Isinibayeva urged Russian competitors going to Rio to 'shake the world' with their results 'so that all see that even without athletics, we are not ruined'. An information and doping attack is going on.
Some athletes, like Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva flirt with the crowd, while others, like US swimmer Amanda Beard, take all their clothes off. Sex sells, but can it boost a sports career? Beijing fencing gold medalist Britta Heidemann posed for the same magazine four years ago. Whether or not they bare all, however, many of the 10, young athletes in Beijing's Olympic Village are conscious of their sex appeal. For some, a sexy image can promote their sport. As if bikini-clad players weren't enough, scantily dressed dancers perform during the breaks at beach volleyball matches in Chaoyang Park. There is even a rule in indoor volleyball on what women have to wear on the court to spice up their appearance.