They break badass women down into basic, drool-worthy body parts. These women have come a long, long way to compete in an arena in the same capacity as men on an international level -- but what we do is render them to nothing more than tits and ass… albeit with a few more muscles in between.
But seriously, congrats on being so progressive.
This has NOTHING to do with the Olympics
Imagine if you saw a slideshow titled "The Sexiest Women In Congress," or "11 Hottest Female Professors in the Country," or "The Hottest Female [INSERT ANY CAREER BESIDES CAREERS BASED ON PHYSICAL APPEARANCE]." It minimizes, nay, eclipses, the accomplishments of these women and you'd think these aforementioned slideshows were ludicrous, chauvinist, and plainly in poor taste.
It's the same thing with sports
These women are not in the Olympics to be "sexy." Their bodies are byproducts of training rigorously their entire lives. Nothing about being in the Olympics has to do with vanity or cosmetic validation. It's about setting seemingly unattainable goals and working every day to achieve them. The goals just happen to be physical. But these slideshows put the sports part second. It says that women's sports aren’t "real" sports -- but as long as you look good doing them, then you're cute for trying, honey!