The Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun, who was previously unknown to many in Lebanon and abroad, and has suddenly become a talking point for all the wrong reasons.

Lebanese athletes who make it to international events are often self-sponsored, in a country where the budget for the ministry of sports is next to nothing.

So when the two-strong Lebanese team appeared on television at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, it was a pleasant surprise for many. READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE -


Some women and men even thought to demonstrate support to the athlete by posting almost-naked photos of themselves on an "I Am Not Naked" Facebook page, with the hashtag "#StripForJackie".