With the recent release of the Dieux Du Stade 2014 Calendar preview, I thought I would highlight one of the hotties from the shoot. This week’s Sports Stud is Olivier Giroud, a French footballer who plays for English club Arsenal in the Premier League and the French national team.
The 27-year old is known for his size (6’4″), physical style of play, his heading ability (hehe), his shot power, and his strength. This sexy Frenchie has shirtless on the cover of several magazines including, Tetu and Men’s Health. I’ve included a few of these covers below.
I’ve also included a video of when he and fellow teammate Mathieu Debuchy kiss on the field. You may recall that I included this video quite a while ago in a Sports Stud feature on Debuchy. In case you missed it, the video is also included below. Enjoy!
With NHL Hockey season underway, my mission this week was to find a hottie from the sport that I haven’t featured yet in a Sports Stud post. The difficult thing with hockey is that more often than not, they don’t have many pictures available – well, the kind that you want to see at least. That being said, I managed to select one that does: Paul Bissonnette.
This week’s stud is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and currently plays Left Wing with the Phoenix Coyotes. The 28-year old previously played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and is originally from Welland, Ontario. He tower’s at 6’3 and 230 lbs (at least in comparison to me… everyone is taller than I am). Due to his blunt and entertaining tweets, he is quite popular on Twitter (@BizNasty2point0), with almost half a million followers.
Recently, Bissonnette was given an automatic 10-game suspension for going after LA Kings forward Jordan Nolan after his hit on Rostislav Klesla during the pre-season game September 15. The suspension has since been reduced to three games and he had to pay $11,346.15 US instead of $37,820.51. Anyway, check out his photos below!
With the 44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships taking place this week in Antwerp, Belgium, I figured it would make sense to put the spotlight on one of the many handsome and chiseled competitors. Some of them we’ve already featured before, but one gymnast that hasn’t been highlighted in a Sports Stud is Russia’s David Belyavskiy. That being said, he was listed in our 15 Hottest Male Gymnasts at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Earlier this week in qualifications, David Belyavskiy had a bit of trouble on his first two apparatuses, the Parallel Bars and the Horizontal Bar, but then stepped things up on the Floor and Pommel Horse. He was able to secure a 14th overall placing to solidify his spot in the finals which are taking place this weekend. Belyavskiy is the 2013 European All-around champion.
Check out some of his photos below as well as some of the videos from the competition earlier this week. Enjoy!
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosed to highlight 23-year old Brett Lawrie. This tattooed hottie is a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was also named to Canada’s 2013 World Baseball Classic team but unfortunately could not play due to an injury. Last night, the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Tampa Bay Rays 6-3, putting an end to their seven-game winning streak.
Although he plays for Toronto, he’s actually originally from Langley, B.C., which is only about 40 minutes from Vancouver (where I am). Last year, Lawrie did a promotional campaign for Spitz Canada which involved answering some questions for fans so they can get to know him better. I’ve included these videos below along with several photos (including his incredible abs).
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve decided to feature a handsome Canadian athlete and filmmaker named Rory Bushfield. The 30-year old is a former member of Canada’s World Cup team, skiing moguls. Prior to that, he also competed in slopestyle skiing before he later began focusing on backcountry skiing and filmmaking.
Bushfield was married to freeskier Sarah Burke and the two got married in Pemberton, B.C. on September 25, 2010. Burke was a four-time gold medalist at the Winter X Games and won the world championship in halfpipe in 2005. Sadley, she died after a training accident in Utah on January 19, 2012.
Earlier this year, Bushfield competed on a celebrity reality diving competition show called Splash on ABC. On May 7, 2013, the Squamish, B.C. resident ended up winning the whole competition! When interviewed for the show, Bushfield had this to say about his late wife: “My life’s changed drastically,” Rory says choking up. “I lost my wife. I had it all. I still have a lot. I’m thankful for everything I have, but I had it all.” He added, “Sarah was my dream girl before she knew who I was,” he says. “A lot of the craziest things I ever did were just kind of to impress Sarah.” I can’t imagine what that must be like. Wishing Rory the best with whatever new opportunities are ahead of him! Check out some photos of the handsome adventure-seeker below.
With a new season of NHL hockey fast approaching, this week’s Sports Stud is a Canadian hockey player who plays for and is captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. His name is Jonathan Toews, he’s 25-years-old, 6’2″ and originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He won Stanley Cup in 2010 along with the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoff MVP. After winning the Cup, Toews passed Peter Forsberg as the youngest player to join the Triple Gold Club. He won the Stanley Cup again in 2013. He also competed with Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics where he was named Best Forward for the tournament and where, as you know, Canada won the Gold Medal. His salary in 2012 was $6 million USD. Back in 2010 when Toews brought the Stanley Cup back to his home town of Winnipeg, the province of Manitoba announced that they would be naming a northern lake after Toews in honour of his success. It’s located 150 km north of Flin Flon and is named Toews Lake.
With the Socci 2014 Winter Olympics coming around the corner, Toews says has been keeping informed about the controversial anti-gay laws in Russia and the potential boycott of the games. Toews told TSN, “I don’t think they’re buying themselves any friends [with the laws] by any means, and I think, obviously, a lot of people are disappointed by the attitude they’ve had in Russia,” says Toews. “I still think it’s important to go there and represent your country. You don’t have to necessarily believe all the laws that they’ve instilled in Russia right, so I definitely don’t stand behind it.” Toews hopes that fans and athletes alike can find other ways to speak their minds and voice their displeasure outside of boycotting. “I’m sure that there a lot of other ways that people can express their disagreement with the anti-gay laws in Russia right now and there will be ways to do that,” said Toews. “I’m open to that, but I don’t think that not going to the Games is the solution because it’s a disappointment for everyone else.”
Bonjour, Monsieur Gourcuff! For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to feature French soccer player Yoann Miguel Gourcuff. A few years ago back in 2010, I featured him as a World Cup Hottie Of The Day but feel that he’s definitely worthy of a new post. As previously mentioned, his mom was a basketball player, his older brother (Erwan) is a competitive swimmer & cyclist, and his dad was a former footballer who played for several clubs/countries – thus, he followed in his papa’s footsteps.
The 27-year-old mainly plays midfield (which is what I play mostly – requires A LOT of running) but sometimes plays striker. He currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais.
Back in 2008, France Gay magazine Têtu named him “Bomb of the Month.” The gay mag referred to his “doe eyes, rebellious locks, and tapering thighs. He had succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo for this title in Têtu. Check out some photos of Gourcuff below!
For this week’s Sport Stud, I decided to highlight another sexy Canadian NHL Hockey Player. Joffrey Lupul plays as alternate captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs and plays left wing. Other teams he has played on include Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Last year, Lupul was nominated for the Masterton Trophy after he put up 67 points in 66 games after recovering from back surgery and a blood infection. Outside of Hockey, Lupul enjoys playing guitar and dresses like a million bucks. Seriously, he’s a stud on and off the ice.
Lupul is incredibly handsome and in amazing shape. In fact, he was included in this year’s Naked Issue of ESPN’s Bodies We Want. I’ve included the ice-melting photos from that shoot below.