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Maslin Beach Nude Olympics Canceled

Australia Outdoor
by JoAnna Haugen Jan 11, 2010
No volunteers to organize the event, no nude three-legged race.

Maslin Beach, Australia’s first official nude beach, is usually home to the Maslin Beach Nude Olympics, which began in the mid-1980s. This year, however, the games are being canceled again due to a lack of volunteer workers and organizers.

Usually, the beach comes alive for a single day in late January, filling up with participants who want to take part in the three-legged race, sack race, and tug of war (insert innuendo jokes here). Some skill may be required for the Frisbee-tossing contest and flag race, and there’s always been a competition for the best behind.

The idea of a nude Olympics isn’t as revolutionary as it might seem. When the Olympics were first held in ancient Greece, many participants competed in the buff. Since the beginning, the Maslin Beach Nude Olympics has been an important bonding event for the naturist population, though anyone who shows up is more than welcome to join in.

Unfortunately, the event’s organizer, the Southern United Naturists, has been struggling to keep the event going: this will be the third year that the Maslin Beach Nude Olympics has been canceled.

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