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Let's Take A Moment To Talk About The Men's Olympic Swimsuits

So thirsty I could drink the pool.

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Remember 2004? It was a dark time. The full-body swimsuit was very fashionable for the world's elite swimmers.

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Swim meet after swim meet, those beautiful swimmers' bodies were covered by that fancypants suit.

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And sure, it helped swimmers break a lot of records, but what about us, the extremely thirsty spectators?

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Thankfully, someone saw sense, and in 2010, FINA stepped in to ban suits. The new rules said men's swimwear could only go from the waist to the knee.

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So now in Rio...

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We get to see things like this...

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...And this.

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And we're all better for it.

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Because oooft...

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Covering up swimmers' bodies is a crime against thirst.

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They've worked hard to look this good.

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And they deserve a chance, once every four years, to show that off.

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And it's important for us, as devoted swimming fans, to appreciate all the abs.

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And let's not forget the backs.

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So to whoever made the decision to ban the full-body suit...

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Thank you...

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Just...thank you.

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