Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which a(...)

Vanessa Mae, competing for Thailand under her father’s name Vanessa Vanakorn, reacts in the finish area after competing in the first run of the women’s alpine skiing giant slalom event. Photograph: Kai   Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Well, she got down it. Twice. On a day you wouldn’t put the cat out in, 89 women lined up for the giant slalom and only 67 made it to the end o(...)