Topless Images of Olympic Skier Jacky Chamoun Cause Scandal
Lebanon’s Sports and Youth Minister Faisal Karameh ordered an investigation regarding several revealing photographs and a video of Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun after they surfaced recently on the Internet.
The video reportedly featured Chamoun and another female Lebanese skier topless on the slopes of Faraya mountain resort in Lebanon.
Chamoun, 22, acknowledged on her Facebook page that she had posed for a photographer three years ago. According to her, the video and photo had been taken for an Austrian ski calendar.
"[It] wasn't supposed to go public," Chamoun wrote. "I know that Lebanon is a conservative country and this is not the image that reflects our culture.”
Chamoun added that she accepts the conservative criticism, but asks that the photos not be shared widely since she’s at the Olympics now.
"It will really help me focusing on what is really important now: my trainings and race," she said.