Things are heating up in Sochi, but it has nothing to do with the rising temperatures. The Lebanese Sports and Youth Minister has ordered an investigation after a video and photos of a topless Jacky Chamoun surfaced on the Internet. From the Associated Press:
Faisal Karameh’s order was carried by Lebanon’s National News Agency on Tuesday, a day after a video appeared on the Internet showing Jacky Chamoun and another female Lebanese skier topless and posing for a photographer on the slopes of Lebanon’s mountain resort of Faraya.
Chamoun is one of two athletes competing for the Arab country in Sochi.
The 22-year-old skier took to Facebook to respond to the controversy.
“[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. I fully understand if you want to criticize this.”
Supporters have taken to Twitter to voice their support of Chamoun.
#JackyChamoun is free to do whatever she wants… She skis great, and she does photo shooting great. Full support— Nadim Gemayel (@nadimgemayel) February 11, 2014