In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, showing famed violinist Vanessa Mae, starting under her father's name as Vanessa Vanakorn, racing for Thailand, on the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. In a detailed ruling published by The Court of Arbitration for Sport, on Friday July 3, 2015, the court has cleared the musician of rigging low-level races to help her qualify for the Sochi Olympics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FILE)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae exploited weak International Ski Federation rules and got help from Alpine race officials “smitten” by her celebrity to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, according to sport’s highest court.

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