Jackie Chamoun, a Lebanon native competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia had a narrow escape – from a scandal. A racy behind-the-scenes video of a calendar shoot, featuring the skier topless surfaced online on Monday.
Even though the calendar was released in November 2013, Chamoun’s popularity leading up to the Olympics catapulted the athlete’s photos into the midst of media frenzy, according to an Al Arabiya News report.
What followed was an intensifying backlash from the Lebanese public as the professional skier is now one of two athletes representing Lebanon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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