What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas: Canadian Athletes Sizzle in Sportsnet Magazine’s The Beauty of Sport

-28 Canadian athletes showcased, including cover athlete and Olympic Games cross-country mountain biker Emily Batty-

– PLUS, The Beauty of Sport Online features special bonus videos, images, and more –

TORONTO (July 18, 2013) Summer just got a whole lot hotter with the arrival of Sportsnet magazine’s second annual edition of The Beauty of Sport, on newsstands now. Shot predominantly under the intense desert sun in Las Vegas, the issue proudly features 28 of Canada’s homegrown, world-class athletes showing off their extraordinary blend of strength and beauty.



“Great athletes are strong, they’re fast, they’re graceful, they’re fearless and they’re tough. And that is a big part of why we can’t take our eyes off of them,” writes Steve Maich, editor-in-chief, Sportsnet. “We tend to focus on the stats and strategies, but the real beauty of sport is often reflected most viscerally in the bodies of the athletes.”


With the stunning Red Rock Canyon serving as a backdrop, Olympic Games cross-country mountain biker Emily Batty graces the issue’s cover. Twenty-eight Canadian athletes are featured in The Beauty of Sport including figure skater Tessa Virtue, paddlers Adam van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw, Canadian Women’s National Team soccer players Kaylyn Kyle, Lauren Sesselmann and Emily Zurrer, skeleton racer Mellissa Hollingsworth, NHL stars P.K. Subban and Joffrey Lupul, Paralympic swimmer Summer Mortimer, and more.


PLUS: Beauty of Sport Online

Fans who can’t get enough of The Beauty of Sport can head to sportsnet.ca, featuring a jackpot of additional content, including behind-the-scenes videos and images of their favourite athletes.


Also in this issue, on newsstands now:

  • Ace of Trades: Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in baseball. So why does he keep getting traded?
  • Canada’s No. 1 Son: Even after going first overall in the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett remains humble and grounded
  • Going Overboard: A small crew of thrill-seekers set out to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat. They didn’t make it
  • UFC’s Rising Star: Canadian Rory MacDonald could be the country’s next UFC champ


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