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Violinist to appeal ban over fixed ski races
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LONDON (AP) Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae plans to file an appeal against her four-year ban from competitive skiing for taking part in fixed races before the Sochi Olympics.

Vanessa-Mae calls the sanction "nonsensical" and says the matter is "now with my lawyers and we will of course be appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport."

The International Ski Federation imposed the ban Tuesday, saying four giant-slalom races in Slovenia were fixed in January to allow Vanessa-Mae to qualify for February's Sochi Games. Five ski officials also were suspended.

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    Alpine Skiing

    Ten alpine skiing medals will be awarded in Sochi - five men's and five women's - as has been the case since 1988. The sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1936 and has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years with its earliest competitive origins are in Norway. In five different timed events, skiers maneuver through gated courses. See what differentiates each event, what standard equipment is used, track the sport's Olympic history and its most decorated athletes, and check out the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center that will be used for all alpine skiing events in Sochi.

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Featured Athlete

Marcel Hirscher
AUT Marcel Hirscher Austria

  • Sport: Alpine Skiing
  • Height / Weight: 1.73m / 74.8 kg 5'8" / 165 lbs
  • Birthdate: 3/2/1989
  • Hometown: Salzburg, Austria
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