Rower Henrik Rummel is an Olympic medalist and Harvard graduate.
He’s also the guy whose bulge (pictured above) went viral at the 2012 Games in London, arguably catapulting Olympic peen spotting into a medal-worthy sport of its own. In our continuing coverage of all things bulge, spoke with Rummel about his Olympic body, all of it, and why he’s OK with it being a talking point although in his mind, there’s nothing really to talk about. (Oh, Henrik, but there is.) I suppose, in decent taste, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t think it would bother anyone that has been in these articles. One of my friends was in Elle’s Top 20 Hottest Olympians or whatever, and he didn’t feel violated or anything. I don’t hear guys complaining about it. And I think why it would be considered OK for guys and not girls is because I don’t think there is any real history of men being possessions and being exploited by another sex. That is my first guess why we feel differently about it.