15 Athletes With Tattoos Of The Olympic Rings

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Olympians spend their entire young lives toiling away in some gym or pool while their friends are all watching cartoons, and then they continue training in some sports bunker while their friends have graduated to dry humping with other kids their age. Olympic athletes are committed. Nobody is questioning this. But apparently some of them still feel the need to prove just how committed they are, so they get tattoos of the Olympic rings. Swimmers seem to be the most likely to get a permanent reminder of their sport-centric existence, which isn’t surprising because Olympic swimmers are f***ing insane. So check out the ink on the 15 athletes we’ve listed below.

Alain Bernard – Swimming, France

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Yana Maksimava – Heptathlon, Belarus

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Joanna Hayes – Track & Field, USA

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Jahyn Vittorio Parrinello – Boxing, Italy

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Brett Hawke – Swimming, Australia

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Larry Godfrey – Archery, Great Britain

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Bryan Clay – Track & Field, USA

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Nathalia Sanchez – Gymnastics, Colombia

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Eric Shanteau – Swimming, USA

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Jon Rauch – Baseball, USA

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Jonathan Horton – Gymnastics, USA

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Stephanie Rice – Swimming, Australia

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Krisztian Takacs – Swimming, Hungary

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Mercedes Peris Minguet – Swimming, Spain

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Nicholas Robinson Baker – Diving, Great Britain

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