Summer Olympics 2012 | London, United Kingdom | July 27-August 12
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World ski body pays to end defamation claim by Vanessa-Mae

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.



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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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