Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue tops iTunes Sports apps

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Amidst controversy over Apple recently pulling off risqué apps from iTunes, including 5,000 with "overtly sexual content," the famous annual edition of Sports Illustrated magazine takes the current No. 1 Sports app spot. It's packed with images of the bikini-clad models, including the February issue's cover girl, Brooklyn Decker, wife of tennis pro Andy Roddick.

The other sports connection in SI's spread involves four Olympic athletes, the US Gold medalist for downhill skiing, Lindsey Vonn, plus aerialist Lacy Schnoor, and snowboarders Hannah Teter and Clair Bidez, shot at wintry Whistler, BC in swimwear.

Since 1964, this yearly best-selling issue of the magazine highlights "rookies" debuting in the issue including singer John Legend's girlfriend, Christine Tiegen, a Thai-Norwegian model discovered in a surf shop, and Zoe Duchesne of Montreal, Canada, seen in Chanel ads and on the cover of Elle.

Cover girls in the past have included Beyoncé, Bar Refaeli, Tyra Banks, Elle McPherson, and Heidi Klum.

Oh, and the swimsuits? They include new bikinis by Skeemo, Under Armour, Yellowman, Perry Ellis, Kuschcush, La Perla, Pompei Beach, Poko Pano, and more.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit app is the No. 13 free app and No. 35 top seller ($1.99 unlocks all the photos and videos).

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/si-swimsuit-2010/id344251827?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010_swimsuit

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