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4 suspended for rigging
Vanessa-Mae results

Associated Press, by Ali Zerdin

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 7/11/2014 10:29:53 AM

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished a distant last among the 67 racers who completed the two runs in the Olympic giant slalom. To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in official races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Slovenian Ski Association said Friday it found evidence indicating that

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The Olympics are quickly turning in an expensive version of a ´reality´ TV show. How about "So You Think You Can Ski?" for this episode?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/11/2014 2:49:58 PM     (No. 9920062)

I don’t know if she can ski or not but she does play a mean fiddle.

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