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Athletes From Around The World Strip Off For Charity Calendar, And The Photos Will Make Your Heart Beat Faster
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Athletes From Around The World Strip Off For Charity Calendar, And The Photos Will Make Your Heart Beat Faster

London-based photographer and former biathlete Dominika Cuda has gathered cross-fit champions, ballerinas, horse riders and other sportsmen and women to capture their incredibly well-built physiques for an electrifying charity calendar.

“This is the third edition of the sports calendar, so it was much easier to coordinate with people from abroad as I had done it twice before,” Cuda told Bored Panda. “It wasn’t as much about choosing people as it was more about who appreciated the project and who wanted to participate. [The athletes] contacted me and I said that if they wanted to participate then they were more than welcome to join.”

While developing the idea of what the calendar should look like this year, Dominika ran into some financial problems. Even without funding, Cuda didn’t lose hope and continued her work. “I was the only one with the vision and I had no sponsor. Taking the risk, I funded the project myself.”

The pictures were taken at locations around Warsaw, Poland. The images come together to form a 300-page diary and personal planner for 2018, including daily training schedules and tables to record goals, achievements, and results.

The sales of the calendar contribute to the One Year Fund, which supports underfunded young athletes with footwear, clothing, and other gear. “I used to be a biathlete, so I know that chasing your dream requires funding for equipment and training,” Cuda said. “We reach out to the best and brightest, help them stay on their chosen path and motivate them in achieving their goals.”

Would you pick these men and women to guide you through 2018 over Australian firefighters? Let us know in the comments below!

More info: oneyearfund.org | Facebook | Instagram (h/t dyt)

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Iris Jans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would have been nice if you added their name and/or sports discipline to see how the different sports shape their bodies.

Scott Finley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is exactly what I came here to mention

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Victor Calamity
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, big deal, so they're highly trained athletes with sculpted physiques and perfect, stunning, beautiful bodies, and flawless musculature and I forgot where I was going with this

Tyler Duffy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Went to bed thinking I was a 9 , woke up saw this. Realized I'm a 4. Lol

Ehren Thomsen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, don't worry, there are people out there for whom you're a total 10, believe me.

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Iris Jans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would have been nice if you added their name and/or sports discipline to see how the different sports shape their bodies.

Scott Finley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is exactly what I came here to mention

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Victor Calamity
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, big deal, so they're highly trained athletes with sculpted physiques and perfect, stunning, beautiful bodies, and flawless musculature and I forgot where I was going with this

Tyler Duffy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Went to bed thinking I was a 9 , woke up saw this. Realized I'm a 4. Lol

Ehren Thomsen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, don't worry, there are people out there for whom you're a total 10, believe me.

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