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Slovenia: Violinist's pre-Sochi ski results rigged

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -

Slovenia has suspended four of its ski officials for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Competing at the Olympics for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished last of 67 racers in the giant slalom.

To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

But the Slovenian Ski Association says on Friday it found evidence indicating that the races it hosted in January were "fixed at the behest of Thai ski officials to meet her qualifying criteria for Sochi."

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