A Brief History Of Olympic Nudity From Ancient Greece To ESPN

Over on my Forbes blog, I wrote about the messages behind athletic nudity from 720 BCE to the Rio Olympics. Ever since Orsippus stripped off that loincloth at the 15th Olympiad, there has been a message accompanying athletic nudity. As I explore, it is important to keep this in mind when evaluating the worth of the modern Olympics today. Where else can you appreciate such a spectrum of diverse, multi-national, strong, and often non-traditional body types?

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