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Thai officials deny helping pop star Vanessa-Mae make Olympic team
Thai officials deny helping pop star Vanessa-Mae make Olympic team

The odd story of the beautiful pop star and the allegedly corrupt ski judges is continuing to pick up steam, with Olympic officials in Thailand denying they did anything wrong. The controversy centers around Vanessa-Mae, who has parlayed her self-described blend of classical, pop and jazz violin into millions in record sales. Competing under her father's last name -- Vanakorn -- she represented Thailand at the 2014 Sochi Games, where she finished more than 11 seconds behind the rest of the field in the giant slalom. Last week, Slovenian ski officials alleged that her qualifying times, which she recorded in Slovenia at the last moment, were...