Lebanon at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Lebanon at the Olympic Games

Flag of Lebanon
IOC code  LIB
NOC Lebanese Olympic Committee
Website www.lebolymp.org
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Alexandre Mohbat (opening)[1] Jackie Chamoun (closing)[2]
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Lebanon competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. Lebanon's team consisted of two athletes in one sport, alpine skiing.[3]

The participation of Jackie Chamoun became controversial in Lebanon after it was revealed at home in 2014 that she had posed in sexy photos for an Austrian calendar in 2011. A ministerial investigation has been mooted, while an online support protest "Strip for Jackie" has been organized. Chamoun has denied that she posed nude publicly on her Facebook page, saying that the behind the scenes images were not for publication.[4][5][6][7]

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 1 2
Total 1 1 2

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Lebanon had two athletes in qualification position.[8]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alexandre Mohbat[9][10] Men's giant slalom 1:38.96 75 1:38.89 69 3:17.85 69
Men's slalom 1:03.77 75 1:18.02 42 2:21.79 42
Jacky Chamoun[11] Women's slalom 1:16.05 58 1:12.69 48 2:28.74 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Le Liban présent aux JO 2014 d'hiver" [Lebanon this 2014 winter Olympics]. L'Orient-Le Jour (in French). 18 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Isabelle Vatan (12 February 2014). "Jackie Chamoun au royaume des skieuses topless" (in French). L'Equipe Sport&Style. 
  5. ^ Ziyad Makhoul (12 February 2014). "Jackie, oh!" (in French). Le Monde Courrier International. 
  6. ^ QMI (15 February 2014). "Naked fans support topless Lebanese skier Jackie Chamoun". Sun News. 
  7. ^ Luke Phillips (20 February 2014). "Mariachi, topless Lebanese muse take to Olympic slalom". AFP (Yahoo Sports). 
  8. ^ "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Hayek, Tony (5 February 2014). "lex Mohbat, en route pour Sotchi:on ne peut pas rivaliser avec les autres skieurs" [Alex Mohbat on route to Sochi: "We can not compete with other skiers"]. L'Orient-Le Jour (in French). Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Buehn, Debra (20 February 2014). "Sochi Olympic skier has Fleming Island roots". http://www.claytodayonline.com/. Clay Today. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Battaglia, Joe (30 January 2014). "Alpine skier Jackie Chamoun defies odds to make it from Beirut to big time". http://www.nbcolympics.com/. National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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