SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun is being investigated by the Lebanese Olympic Committee for appearing in a racy Youtube video wearing skis and a thong.
The skier, who is not expected to be a medal contender, may have given the Sochi Games its first scandal after nude photos of her emerged late Tuesday night. She appeared in a calendar, three years ago, that had both male and female athletes photographed partially nude.
But now an NSFW behind-the-scenes video shows the athlete was almost completely nude in some of the shots and according to Lebanon’s National News Agency, the sports industry minister is investigating the matter in order to avoid "harming Lebanon’s reputation and international participation."
Chamoun took to Facebook to clarify her position and said, “Yes, I did photos for an Austrian ski calendar with other professional athletes three years ago. The photos of the photo shoot 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 of.”
The skier took part in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and placed 54th in the slalom.