Vanessa-Mae, who earned fame as a violinist during her childhood has been banned from skiing for four years. The International Ski Federation (FIS) hearing panel found some violations at an event in Slovenia. It was said that officials were manipulated to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Read more about Vanessa-Mae banned news below.

Vanessa-Mae Banned

Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing for four years.

Born October 27, 1978 as Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson, known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, a British violinist with her musical style is self-described as “violin techno-acoustic fusion”, as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style with the classical style. She became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006.

But months later, Vanessa-Mae was banned from skiing for four years after International Ski Federation (FIS) found violations in the Thailand skier’s results. The 36-year-old British citizen qualified days before the deadline after competing in January. It was found the competitions in Slovenia were organized at the request of the management of the skier, through the Thai Olympic Committee. Five officials involved in the event have also been banned by the FIS.

The FIS said in a statement: “The hearing panel found to its comfortable satisfaction that the results of the four ladies’ giant slalom races that took place on 18 and 19 January at Krvavec were manipulated”.

Findings of the FIS investigation about Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing news:

. The results of two giant slalom races on 19 January included a competitor who was not present at, and did not participate in the Krvavec competitions.

. Another competitor was placed second in one race despite the fact she fell. Her time is understood to have been adjusted afterwards by more than 10 seconds.

. A previously retired competitor with the best FIS points in the competition took part for the sole purpose of lowering the penalty to the benefit the participants in the races.

. The weather conditions were so bad that no regular race could be held and “any comparable competition in Slovenia would have been cancelled,” according to the competition referee.

The International Olympic Committee said it would not be taking any follow-up action until the outcome of any appeal was known.

Vanessa-Mae, a skier since the age of four, was born in Singapore to Thai and Chinese parents and moved to England at the age of four after her mother married a British lawyer. Her ambition to compete in the Olympics is like a dream turned into a nightmare.

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