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16 Sexiest Male Athletes at Olympics (2023 Updated)

Connor Sellers
Published by Connor Sellers | Senior Coach
Last updated: August 31, 2023

With or without a gold medal shining around the neck, some male Olympians have such a handsome face and ripped body that you can totally understand why so many fans are in awe of them.

But get together with any group of friends and ask who the hottest men at the Olympics were, and you’re guaranteed a hot debate.

So, our team decided to ask our readers and subscribers to vote on the hottest athletes from the Olympics. There were quite a few surprises here with men from all different types of sports.

Here’s how the voting went.

The Hottest Men In The Olympics

Male athletes at the Olympics are not only known for their exceptional skills and athleticism but also for their dedication to staying in tip-top shape, making them eye candy for fans around the world.

This is the final list after all the votes were counted.

16. Mario Mandzukic

This hunky forward, representing the Croatian national team and playing for a club team in Qatar, has captured attention not only for his impressive record of 188 goals to date but also for his striking good looks.

At 33 years old, he embodies the classic tall, dark, and handsome archetype, making him a figure to admire both on and off the field.

His physical appearance, paired with his outstanding performance on the pitch, makes him a mesmerizing presence in the world of soccer. His tall frame and chiseled features add to his allure, reflecting a mature charm that sets him apart.

15. Novak Djokovic


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What a wonderful surprise to finish off this list with one of the most successful tennis players of all time.

Novak might have left the Tokyo Olympics without the gold medal he was looking for, but he’s still an incredibly hot male athlete who attracts just as much attention off the court.

14. Neymar da Silva Santos Jr

Sticking with Brazil, Nymer Jr. is our first athlete from the soccer field, and it seems like his appearance has mesmerized many female fans around the world.

And there’s great news for all you hopefuls, as it looks like this hot soccer star is still a free man.

13. Matheus Santana

Here is our youngest contender from the Youth Olympics, and at age 20, he has a very long career ahead of him.

There is something about his eyes that just has so many fans drawn into staring at him.

12. Caeleb Dressel

For many people, it’s those bad-boy tattoos that Caeleb Dressel has, but even ignoring those, he’s a handsome and ripped man.

At 6’2” and just 25 years old, he still has a long swimming career ahead of him, and there’s no mention of a spouse anywhere.

11. Nathan Adrian

It seems like our readers have a thing for swimmers, or maybe it’s just that athletes like Nathan tend to be topless during competitions.

He’s also a big family man, and you can see on his Instagram feed that he’s a dedicated husband and father. Sorry to break that news to you.

10. David Oliver

Rounding out the top ten is another American Olympian. David was a college football player but devoted more of his attention to track & field, with his specialty being hurdles.

And the best news is that he’s still young and apparently single.

9. Luca Dotto

Luca is the Italian stallion on this list, and it seems to be a combination of his great facial features and a ripped upper body. And let’s not forget the accent when he speaks English.

He’s also one of the tallest athletes on this list, with a height of 6’4”.

8. Damian De Allende

This South African rugby player is a huge and incredibly ripped man.

And while he might have a serious face on the pitch, that broad smile and rugged face with a great jawline have many heads turning.

7. Connor Fields

Connor is a professional cyclist and BMX athlete from the USA, and his winning days are still all ahead of him.

While he had to deal with a few injuries over the past years, he picked up the first of probably many gold medals at the Rio Olympics.

6. Carmelo Anthony


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Carmelo has been a huge star for the American basketball team, and the reason many of our readers gave their vote to him was that huge and genuine smile he carries everywhere.

He’s a great man for helping disadvantaged communities with education and outreach programs. And according to a lot of women, he’s also a great dresser.

“I'm a classical type of guy. Whatever's [fashion] out at that point in time, I like it. I just put my own twist on it, and we go from there.”

- Carmelo Anthony

5. David Boudia

David is one of those men that immediately stands out with his rugged and classy face. The American diver is still at the prime of his career, so we’re hoping to get to see him for a few more Olympics.

Unfortunately, David has a beautiful wife and daughter, so there isn’t much hope for you singles out there.

4. Ryan Lochte

Here’s another surprising addition to the top rankings from an Olympian who is coming to the end of his career. Ryan is a professional swimmer and has won a total of 12 medals.

And with his handsome looks and huge shoulders, he featured on a few magazine covers over the years as well.

3. Michael Phelps

Michael was the star of Team USA and ended up setting a record for a total of 23 gold medals throughout his career [2].

He’s known to be one of the most hard-working athletes in the swimming discipline, but that big smile and ripped upper body draw a lot of attention.

2. Tom Daley

Tom Daley from the UK hit the world stage in 2012 as one of the youngest ever Team GB divers.

Unfortunately, he’s now a married man, so eyes off of him people. He’s also very outspoken about mental health issues that he’s struggled with after falling short on a few occasions.

1. Tony Azevedo

Tony is not just one of the most successful water polo competitors at the Olympics, but he’s a guy that stands out from the rest outside the pool [1].

With all the action in the pool and the headgear, you don’t get to appreciate his ripped body and good looks fully. So make sure you pay attention when he’s showing off his physique out of the water.

Who Is Your Favorite Olympian On Our List?

Andrew Wilson, Ryan Murphy, Tom Daley, and Johnny Hooper are some of the sexiest male athletes who have made their mark at the Olympics with their incredible talent and attractive looks.

I’m pretty convinced that this list will constantly change in the coming years with new and rising stars joining the ranks.

But I agree with all the votes we received.

From a fitness perspective and their overall hotness, there’s no arguing with how much impact these men have both in and out of the sports arena.

If you wish to achieve a ripped body like these guys, or if you want to appeal to these ultra-fit men, my best advice is to supplement your rigorous diet and exercise with some of the best fat burners for men to slim down and reach that slender and defined figure everyone longs for.

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