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The London 2012 Olympics may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing the last of the athletes. With gold medals in tow, the more popular ones will be scoring endorsement deals with major brands. Given that Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympian of all-time, naturally he’s going to land a few gigs.

Previously, he’s appeared in a Head & Shoulders ad. He’s certainly upgraded for his new gig. The 27-year-old is the latest pitchman for luxury brand Louis Vuitton. The swimmer is seen wearing a black Speedo while wading in a white tub. Next to him is a stylish LV tote bag. Even though Phelps didn’t make my 15 Hottest Olympic Swimmers list, I have to admit, he looks pretty sexy looking “model serious” in the tub. Check out the ad snapped by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz below.

check out the ad campaign after the jump

As the London 2012 Summer Olympics come to a close today, it’s also time for us to wrap up our Olympic Hotties of the Day in one showdown. Before I get to them, I want to make sure I set the stage right.

For the past two weeks, I’ve featured a different hottie of my choice that participated in the Summer Olympics. You may find that athletes you’d expect should be in this list and chances are if they are not, it’s because I had either already featured them in a past Sports Stud article, which are done on a weekly basis. I did highlight several Olympic athletes as Sports Studs leading up the the games, but the Olympic Hotties are only the ones I wrote about during the games.

The other thing I want to mention is that another place you may find your favorite hotties (if they are not this list) are in the following other hottie superposts previously featured on the site:

With all that said, enjoy this “just for fun” showdown below and vote for your favorite. Warning – it’s really hard to choose!

Check out the candidates & vote after the jump…

Known as the fastest man in the world, I thought it was definitely time to highlight Usain Bolt as the Olympic Hottie of the Day. The 25-year-old from Jamaica is the reigning Olympic champion in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay and is so far a five-time World and five-time Olympic gold medalist. He is also the first man ever to achieve the “double double” by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 & 2012).“I’ve done something that no one has done before, which is defend my double title,” Bolt said. “Back to back for me, I would say I’m the greatest.”

Aside from his gold medal-winning speed, Bolt has the most amazing abs and isn’t afraid to show them off on the track. Aside from running, Bolt loves dancing and is described as laid back and relaxed.

Lay back, relax and check out some of his pictures below and be sure to watch Bolt racing today!

Pics after the jump…

Once again, thanks to another reader who “threw” this hottie at us as a suggested Olympic Hottie of the Day – an excellent choice!

Today’s featured athlete is Andreas Thorkildsen from Norway. The 30-year-old is the first male javelin thrower in history to be European champion, World champion and Olympic champion. He started throwing when he was only 11-years old and has since been an Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, and the odds are that he is about to be the champion once again now at London 2012 at the Javelin Finals tomorrow (August 11). He is leading the pack right now in the race for the Gold medal, but in the Olympics (and in Big Brother) you have to “expect the unexpected”.

Check out some of his sexy shirtless pictures below and be sure to watch what will likely be a gold medal-winning performance tomorrow!

More pics after the jump…

Who else is going through swimming withdrawal? The second week of the Olympics isn’t the same without my nightly fix of hot guys with swimmer builds. Since quitting cold turkey is never a good idea, I thought I’d drool over the Olympic swimmers one more time. I figure if divers, gymnasts and wrestlers were all ranked on Homorazzi, it was about time swimmers did as well.

Given that there are way too many swimmers to go through, I decided to base my Top 15 Hottest Male Swimmers rankings solely on those who won a medal at the 2012 London Olympics. If they didn’t make the podium, they weren’t in contention. So, please no angry comments how I erroneously neglected your favorites. That said, I would love to know which swimmers were your favorites that didn’t win a medal. It doesn’t hurt to look at gorgeous also-rans. Without further ado, let the games begin.

check out my rankings after the jump

First of all, a special shout out to one of our readers, Alex, who suggested Jared Connaughton as an Olympic Hottie of the Day, saying, “Pure Canadian grade ‘A’ beef!” I couldn’t agree more!

Connaughton is a 27-year-old Canadian Sprinter from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he competed in the 200m and 4x100m relay for Canada where his team placed 6th in relay and he placed 14th in the Semifinal competition. Unfortunately, yesterday he placed 7th in the semi final for the 200m and is missing out on the final. He may not be done in London just yet though. Canada’s final four racers for the 4x100m relay have not been announced but he’s hopeful he’ll be a part of it. The first relay takes place tomorrow (Friday).

Check out some of his photos below and be sure to keep an eye out for him during the relays on Friday. Fingers crossed he’ll be running!

More pics after the jump…

Having focused so much on all of the male hotties from Diving, Gymnastics and Wrestling for the last little while, I thought I’d focus on the Athletics category and highlight a hottie from the Men’s 110m Hurdles. Meet 27-year-old Emanuele Abate from Italy.

Today, he is competing in the Semifinals of the Men’s 110m Hurdles. Not only should his competitors watch out for his speed and agility, but so should crooks back in Italy. That’s right, Abate is a police officer as well and therefore no bad guys are going to outrun this guy!

Check out some of his sexy pictures below and be sure to watch for him in today’s races! Oh, and I’ve also included a video montage someone created of him that you should check out as well.

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With the popularity of Donovan’s 15 Hottest Male Divers and 15 Hottest Male Gymnasts articles, I figured it was only fitting to throw the 15 Hottest Male Wrestlers into the mix – especially since there are several wrestling events going on recently, including today.

Now before we get into it, I want to reiterate what Donovan said in his last post. There are many hot athletes competing in several different sports, but this post will only be highlighting Greco-Roman Wrestling. Furthermore, there are only 15 spots and I could spend days deciding on what order to put them in and which other guys to include, but I don’t have that kind of time. I encourage you to post the names of your favorite Olympic wrestlers in the comments as there is no doubt that I may have missed some good ones that would (like in dramatic Olympic-style) bump one of the existing guys out.

Check out the pictures of the 15 guys I have narrowed it down to below and for fun, vote for your favorite. Enjoy!

Check out the Top 15 Hottest Male Wrestlers after the jump…

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