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No Sochi for Vanessa Mae

Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has overturned a four-year ban and been cleared of fixing Alpine skiing races but she was still ineligible to compete at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday. CAS found there was "insufficient evidence" to back last year's suspension for manipulating giant slalom races in Slovenia which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Games.