Lebanese Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun is angry that old naked photos she shot years ago have now surfaced as she gets ready to race in Sochi. She had posed for an Austrian calendar and is now asking the Internet to forget she posed naked.
“Now that I’m at the Olympic Games, these photos that I never saw before are being shared. It is sad. All I can ask to each of you who saw this, is to stop spreading it, it will really help me [focus] on what is really important now: my training and my race,” Chamoun wrote on her Facebook page.
I just want to make it clear to everyone who commented, shared the photos that appeared on the net in Lebanon yesterday. Yes I did photos for an Austrian ski calendar with other professional athletes 3 years ago. The photos of the photoshoot are not like the actual images that are now circulating on the net. The video and photos that you are now seeing are part of the making off, the preparation, it wasn’t supposed to go public. Anyways, I want to apologize to all of you, 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 criticise this.
And there you have it, your first naked photo scandal at the Sochi Games. Ladies, never agree to shoot a calendar if you’re not ready for the video and photos to end up surfacing during the Olympics. Happens every two years.