LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae has appeared at sport's highest court to appeal her 4-year ban for helping to fix Sochi Olympic qualifying races in Alpine skiing.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Vanessa-Mae attended the all-day hearing to challenge a ban imposed by the International Ski Federation.
A court ruling is expected in at least several weeks.
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.