Jacky Chamoun topless, nude PHOTOS controversy: Olympic skier apologizes on Facebook for racy snapshots, Lebanese Sports/Youth Minister orders investigation [VIDEO]

By Danica Bellini, Mstars News Associate Editor | Feb 12, 2014 11:52 AM EST
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(Photo : Facebook) Jacky Chamoun.

Jacky Chamoun is an Olympic skier from Lebanon. A slew of racy photos (that feature Chamoun posing topless) recently leaked on the web - and the Arab nation that Chamoun represents is NOT happy about it. The 22-year-old athlete offered an official apology on Facebook, but reports confirm that the Lebanese Sports and Youth Minister has still ordered an investigation into the explicit snapshots.

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On Tuesday (Feb. 11), Chamoun posted on her official 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.

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 focusing on what is really important now: my trainings and race.

Several fans continue to support the popular alpine skier, but she's not totally off the hook yet.

The Lebanese Olympic Committee released this statement:

"The Lebanese Olympic Committee will not ask to exclude Chamoun from the Sochi Games in adherence to the Olympic rules, especially since the offence did not take place during the preparations (for the Games) nor during the Games."

But the Committee insists that Chamoun's actions "do not reflect the real image of the Lebanese sports."

Check out some of Chamoun's revealing (uncensored) photos here.

Lebanon's Sports and Youth Minister Faisal Karameh's order to lead an investigation into the naughty images was carried out by Lebanon's National News Agency on Tuesday.

The revealing photos and behind-the-scenes video hit the web on Monday. They feature Chamoun posing for an Austrian skiing calendar - not naked, but dressed very seductively. In some images Chamoun appears topless as she prepares for the photo shoot.

Chamoun is one of only two athletes competing for the Arab country in Sochi. She lives in Switzerland, and also competed in Vancouver's 2010 winter Olympics.

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