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ANNA WINTOUR WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO RYAN LOCHTE

Actually, swimmer Ryan Lochte has been around for a long time, but what with Michael Phelps hogging the spotlight for the past several Olympics, it’s possible he slipped off your radar. Anna Wintour is here to make sure that doesn’t happen in 2012. Fashion Gone Rogue posted a pic of the Olympic-themed June issue of Vogue, which was shot by Annie Leibovitz and features soccer player Hope Solo on the left, Serena Williams on the right, and a bare-chested Lochte right there in the middle.

Anna has been know to have her male athlete favorites in the past (Roger Federer, Victor Cruz). If Lochte is the latest Wintour guy crush, prepare to hear lots more about him.

Jonathan Horton | Gymnastics

Striking A Balance
A techno-stretch halter dress skims athletic curves (former high school cheerleader Kloss loves “watching, playing, and reading about sports–you name it, I’ve played it!”), while crisscross straps emphasize muscle definition. Victoria Beckham tangerine dress, $2,750; net-a-porter.com. On Horton: Adidas pants.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Jonathan Horton | Gymnastics

The Natural
“I come from a long line of short people,” the five-foot-two inch Horton jokes. “It’s almost like I was designed for the sport.” Vera Wang silk organza–and–tulle dress; Vera Wang, NYC. Jitrois corset belt.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Ashton Eaton | Track & Field

Of Myth And Men
Silver lamé flows like liquid mercury as swift as the Roman messenger god in flight. Oscar de la Renta pleated dress, $4,490; sakfifhavenue.com. On Eaton: Nike shorts.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Ashton Eaton | Track & Field

Born To Run
The decathlete received his first pair of spikes from his mom, for an elementary school gym-class race. Lanvin rose-print brocade dress ($4,990) and heels; dress at Lanvin, NYC. Jody Candrian cuff.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Ryan Lochte | Swimming

Life In The Fast Lane
Lochte is favored to win as many as five gold medals in London. Stella McCartney gold lamé dress, $3,345; Stella McCartney, NYC.

Photographed by Annie

Ryan Lochte | Swimming

Ocean’s ’12
Her marine-colored look–with its lines and planes like cascading sheets–evokes a waterfall (the ties back has a swimsuit feel to it, too). Haider Ackermann silk-mousseline top ($860) and skirt ($1,750); Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. On Lochte: Speedo USA briefs.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Bryan Brothers | Tennis

Causing A Racket
The neon shade, the fuzzy texture, the molded cups–all the hallmarks of a tennis ball itself.  Atelier Versace suit with Swarovski Elements; select Versace boutiques.  On the Bryans: K-Swiss polos and shorts.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Bryan Brothers | Tennis

Bryan Brothers | Tennis
“We do better when we use positive reinforcement,” says Bob Bryan of the brothers’ relationship on and off the court. Alexander McQueen silver-sequin appliqué dress, embroidered mask, and platform sandals.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Dwyane Wade | Basketball

Lift-Off
“I have always been a big D-Wade fan,” says Kloss, who stands six feet to the Team USA guard’s six-feet-four. “Even in my heels, I was still shorter–believe me, that doesn’t happen often!” Oscar de la Renta sequined guipure lace dress; saksfifthavenue.com. Kelacala Q for Accessory Artists cuff. Manolo Blahnik pumps. On Wade: Jordan shorts and sneakers.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

In honor of our Olympics issue, we took a look back in the archives to find some of the stellar athletes—from swimmers like Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin to tennis players like Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal (and many more)—who strove to take home the gold.

 Jarred Rome

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Michael Phelps

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Michael Phelps

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Apolo Ohno

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Lindsey Vonn

Vogue, May 2010

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Ronda Rousey

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Sanya Richards

Vogue, July 2004

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Allyson Felix

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Chellsie Memmel, and Alicia Sacramone

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Kate Ziegler

Vogue, April 2008

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Natalie Coughlin

Vogue, July 2004

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Kimiko Soldati

Vogue, July 2004

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Rafael Nadal

Vogue, June 2009

Photographed by Bruce Weber

 Roger Federer

Vogue, June 2009

Photographed by Mario Testino

Andre Agassi

Vogue, August 2004

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelie

 Serena Williams

Vogue, July 2003

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz

 Florence Griffith Joyner

Vogue, April 1989

Photographed by Irving Penn

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