The exact number of boycotting nations is difficult to determine, as a total of 62 eligible countries did not participate, but some of those countries withdrew due to financial hardships, only claiming to join the boycott to avoid embarrassment. The Soviet Union entered teams of athletes who were all nominally students, soldiers, or working in a profession, but many of whom were in reality paid by the state to train on a full-time basis. The participation of Lebanese alpine skier Jackie Chamoun became controversial in Lebanon after it was revealed at home in that she had posed in sexy photos for an Austrian calendar in Several newspapers reported the scorn of the Korean public and newspaper editors on the actions of the Korea Skating Union. It has thus been a rallying cry for Circassian nationalists. The leading country is Russia with 14 medals stripped. There were numerous incidents and accusations of Soviet officials using their authority to negate marks by opponents to the point that IAAF officials found the need to look over the officials' shoulders to try to keep the events fair. Much of the cost overruns have been blamed on corruption, with Boris Nemtsov claiming: The government of Japan had abandoned its support for the Games in July The Soviet Union and fourteen of its allies boycotted the Games held in Los Angeles, United States, citing lack of security for their athletes as the official reason. In relative numbers, in just one year, , the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million. It was the only walkover victory in Olympic history. In addition, the group collects information about the game shooting of animals in the city-resort.