OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) The International Ski Federation has settled a defamation claim by Vanessa-Mae after wrongly accusing her of helping fix races so she could qualify for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
FIS said Wednesday it had apologized and made an "appropriate payment" to Vanessa-Mae, which she intends to pay to a charity.
Vanessa-Mae won an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last June overturning her four-year ban. The court cleared the musician of rigging low-level races in Slovenia organized by her entourage in January 2014.
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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