WE’LL CUT RIGHT to the point: the headshots of Olympians on London2012.com are incredibly awkward.
Today, Sports Illustrated’s Bryan Graham tweeted out a link to Michael Phelps’ sloppy-looking headshot. After that, we browsed the site and found even more ridiculous pictures.
There are more than 10,000 athletes competing in the Olympics, so getting professional-quality, standardized headshots of all of them would be a massive undertaking.
As a result, it looks like the site just had the teams and athletes themselves send in headshots. A bunch of them look MySpace profile pictures.
We’ve seen some awesome photography in the lead up to the Olympics. This is not.