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Lindsey Vonn swimsuit photos: more controversy?

At Ski Magazine's SKI Blog, they surfed over to to investigated the obvious question after Lindsey Vonn appeared in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue: Is it inappropriate, demeaning or worse for a female athlete to pose in a skimpy bikini?

We followed the link--strictly out of professional diligence, mind you. Controversy exploded in the office. "Inappropriate," the women said. "She's demeaning herself. She's a world-class athlete and she shouldn't have to resort to sex-kitten photos."
"Oh, sure," the guys countered. "And when it's Nomar Garciapara or Lebron James all oiled up and shirtless, you don't have a problem with that!"

It's a debate others are having, for sure. And it makes the previous Vonn-SI debate -- about her supposedly suggestive cover photo on the magazine's Olympic preview -- look tame.

By John Kiernan and Jon DeNunzio  |  February 9, 2010; 7:17 AM ET
Categories:  Lindsey Vonn , Skiing  
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