Julia Mancuso suspends online lingerie shop for duration of Olympics

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 24, 2010 9:09 pm

So that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not get its panties in a wad, Julia Mancuso has temporarily stopped selling her Kiss My Tiara line of lingerie on her website, JuliaMancuso.com. In a post on the website dated on Friday, a statement gives IOC Rule 41 as the reason. According the site, the rule reads, “Except as permitted by the IOC Executive Board, no competitor, coach, trainer or official who participates in the Olympic Games may allow his person, name, picture or sports performances to be used for advertising purposes during the Olympic Games.”

The site expects the online lingerie shop to be back up and running on March 4. Ironically, the entire JuliaMancuso.com site has had some trouble making it through the Olympics. The website’s popularity generated by Mancuso’s two silver medals and most likely her sex appeal has crashed the server on several occasions.

Her Kiss My Tiara line of lingerie comes with the slogan “First thing on… last thing off.” The brand name of the lingerie refers to a tiara her coach gave her as a joke that she wore during slalom competition. She also wore the tiara during the gold-medal ceremony at the 2006 Olympics and the ceremonies at the 2010 games.

On the slopes, Mancuso stands in 18th-place after the first run of the giant slalom. The weather-delayed second run is scheduled for Thursday morning. She has already said that she will not race in the final alpine event of the Olympics, the slalom scheduled for Friday.