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FIS pay damages to violinist-turned skier Mae

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By Euronews
FIS pay damages to violinist-turned skier Mae

<p>Celebrated Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been awarded damages by the International Ski Federation (<span class="caps">FIS</span>) after it wrongly accused her of manipulating race results in order to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p> <p>Mae was initially handed a four-year ban but after taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (<span class="caps">CAS</span>) was cleared of any wrong doing in June.</p> <p>She is expected to donate the payment to charity.</p> <p>Mae is a British citizen, but in Sochi competed under her father’s name Vanakorn for his native Thailand.</p> <p>She finished 67th and last in the giant slalom, but is now hoping to better that at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.</p>