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Violinist Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing for 4 years over fixed Olympic qualifying races

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, violinist Vanessa Mae starting under her father name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand, celebrates after completing the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Ski Federation on Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014,  has banned violinist Vanessa-Mae for four years for taking part in fixed races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, violinist Vanessa Mae starting under her father name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand, celebrates after completing the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Ski Federation on Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014, has banned violinist Vanessa-Mae for four years for taking part in fixed races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - The Feb. 18, 2014 file photo shows violinst Vanessa Mae, starting under her father's name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand,  after finishing the second run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.  On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 the ski federation banned violinist Vanessa Mae for 4 years over fixed Olympic qualifying races. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    FILE - The Feb. 18, 2014 file photo shows violinst Vanessa Mae, starting under her father's name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand, after finishing the second run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 the ski federation banned violinist Vanessa Mae for 4 years over fixed Olympic qualifying races. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - The Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows musician Vanessa-Mae, who competed for Thailand as alpine skier Vanessa Vanakorn, as she stands on the alpine skiing training slopes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.  On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 the ski federation banned violinist Vanessa Mae for 4 years over fixed Olympic qualifying races.  (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)

    FILE - The Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows musician Vanessa-Mae, who competed for Thailand as alpine skier Vanessa Vanakorn, as she stands on the alpine skiing training slopes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 the ski federation banned violinist Vanessa Mae for 4 years over fixed Olympic qualifying races. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, file)  (The Associated Press)

The International Ski Federation has banned violinist Vanessa-Mae for four years for taking part in fixed races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.

FIS says its hearing panel "found to its comfortable satisfaction" that results of four giant slalom races were manipulated in January in Slovenia.

FIS details several rule-breaking incidents that rigged results to help Vanessa-Mae falsely improve her results.

Without the cheating, Vanessa-Mae "would not have achieved the necessary FIS point performance level to be eligible to participate in the Olympic Winter Games."

In Sochi, the celebrity musician raced for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the last name of her Thai father. She finished last of 67 racers in the two-run giant slalom.

FIS also banned five other officials for between one and two years for cheating.