Although we’ve written about him on Homorazzi a few times, we’ve never actually featured New Zealand Olympic Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup as a Sports Stud until now. Back in 2010, he came out after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and has been preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi since. In Vancouver, he had placed 16th in the 1000-meter.
According to OutSports.com, earlier this week Skjellerup unfortunately fell short of qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games by one spot. The handsome athlete was set to be the first openly gay male athlete in history to compete in the Winter Olympics. This was especially poingnant given Russia’s views towards gays and lesbians. As of now, there will be no publicly out male athletes competing in Sochi. That being said, because Skjellerup placed 33rd in rankings for the 500-meter, he’s the first alternate for the games. Therefore, if any of the nations that have qualified decide not to send an athlete to the games, Skjellerup will get to go. For the 1000-meter, he is said to be the fifth or sixth alternate.
Earlier this month, I interviewed Skjellerup because we had chosed to featured him as the Masc’d Man of the Month at my skincare & grooming store/webstore, MASC. In the interview (which you can read here), he talked about his training routine, in addition to what he uses in his daily skincare & grooming routine. Check out his sexy photos below. Fingers crossed we get to see him compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games In Sochi!
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosen to highlight a Winter Olympic Hottie that we surprisingly haven’t featured yet… the handsome Steve Nyman.
Nyman is a 31-year old World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Team. He used to be a slalom skier, but now competes mainly in downhill, super G, and combined. Nyman competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Nagano, as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where he came in 20th in men’s downhill. The 6’4 Park City, Utah resident
Nyman is looking to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socci this February. Check out his sexy photos below and watch for him at the games!
Believe it or not, Joe Manganiello wasn’t always the hunky piece of man meat that he is today. Before he became a buff werewolf, he was a scrawny teen like most of us. The 36-year-old actor shared a childhood picture to promote his new book, Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted. Wow that’s a mouthful.
In Evolution, Manganiello shares his lifetime of experience and research in terms of diet, cardio and anatomy. Featuring black-and-white photographs throughout, and Manganiello’s step-by-step workout routine that combines weights, intense cardio and a high protein diet, this book reveals exactly “how to get the body of one of Hollywood’s hottest stars. Promising to turn any Average Joe into a Joe Manganiello!” I hope there’s a money back guarantee ;)
In addition to sharing his workout tips, Manganiello reveals he had an alcohol addiction during his 20s. Evolution is now available on Amazon and other outlets. Joe’s Sabotage co-star and childhood idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrote the forward to his book. Check out promo pics and videos below.
A month ago, Donovan posted about the Warwick Rowing Team‘s video preview for their super sexy 2014 calendar. The rowing club does an annual calendar to raise money for a good cause. This year, their cause of choice is Sports Allies, a cause that helps fight homophobia in schools and in sports.
Today, we have a sneak preview of the trailer for the latest “making of” film from the Warwick Rowers calendar boys. The film runs for nearly an hour, with full colour, full HD footage of the boys hard at work during the photoshoot, naked from just about every angle. They are also talking about their sport and about Sport Allies, their new outreach program that is challenging homophobia among young people.
The film is available as a download from warwickrowers.org, priced at £11.99. It is currently online as a .mov 1080HD file. Versions at 720 and 1080 in .m4v format will follow later today. This video looks hot, hot, hot! Check it out below!
I’m in love. I am so in love I can’t even stand it. I want to introduce you all to Craig Ramsay.
I first got a glimpsed of this blonde god on an episode of 2 Broke Girls during the Grindr episode and nearly fell off my couch. In a 5 second cameo he became one of my most favourite characters. It wasn’t until today that I realized how absolutely madly in internet love I was with this soon to be viral internet sensation. (Trust me, it’s going to happen).
Craig Ramsay has something called the 5 Minute Workout Anywhere, and when he says anywhere he MEANS it. Fitting rooms, the copy machine and even in church! Craig is not accepting your excuse for not finding 5 minutes to work out. Craig is a gem, I WISH he had a class here in town it would be the most popular thing in the city. The funny thing is these actually work! I do really really feel the burn. I am really making copies AND making progress. I am praying away those sinful calories!
You need to watch these clips and tell me what you think in the comments below!
I thought I’d do something I haven’t done for this week’s Sport Stud post and that is featuring a motorcycle racer. This week’s sports stud is the handsome motorcycle racer Randy de Puniet. The 32-year-old is a French Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He is currently racing for the Power Electronics Aspar team in MotoGP (having raced in this class regularly since 2006). Previously, he took five wins in the 250cc class before he moved to the main class.
With his chiseled body and handsome good looks, he’s made his way into many magazines and has some sexy shirtless photos as a result. I never would of thought I’d be able to find shirtless photos of a motorcycle racer given how much clothing they wear, but alas I was wrong!
Check out some great photos of Randy de Puniet below!
With the NHL Hockey season in full swing, I decided to choose one of the many hotties for this week’s Sports Stud. This week’s post is on Gabriel Landeskog, a Swedish pro ice hockey forward who currently is the captain of the Colorado Avalanches in the NHL. He was selected second overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado and on September 4, 2012, Landeskog was named the fourth captain in Colorado Avalanche history, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history. Pretty amazing! Just how old is he? Well he turns 21 years old…TODAY(November 23)!. Happy Birthday, Gabriel!
The handsome athlete has a great body and a smile that can melt the ice. I’ve included several photos of him below as well as a few videos. One of these videos is him shirtless and in his underwear making pancakes – a “Swedish Chef” if you will. Enjoy!
This week’s Sports Stud is a former American football defensive end and linebacker who spent a majority of his career for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. In his 15-year career, Taylor played for the Dolphins on three separate occasions (1997–2007, 2009, 2011), and also played a season each for the Washington Redskins (2008) and New York Jets (2010).
This long time NFL hottie holds the sixth all-time career sacks record with 139.5 sacks, is the all-time leader in fumble return touchdowns with 6, while his 246 fumble return yards are the second highest total in NFL history. He officially retired on December 28, 2011. Aside from being really good at football, Taylor is great in front of the camera as you’ll see in his photos. He’s also competed in Dancing With The Stars back in Season 6 of the show. Check out his photos below!