Violinist allegedly qualified for Games through rigged race

Not that we could ever condone cheating, but wouldn’t it be nice to think that if we’re going to bend the rules to get a celebrity into the Olympics, we did it for a violinist? Culture still exists!

Slovenia Ski Association director Yuri Zurej describes some of the problems:

When we checked the competition and all the data, we discovered that, on the results list on the second day of the competition, in fourth place there was a girl not even physically present at the course. Another example was of a girl who told us she fell in the race and then slowly continued to the finish line, but was recorded as finishing in second place.

The good news: There’s no evidence that the violinist in question, Vanessa-Mae, had any idea.

BBC story (HT: OlympicTalk)

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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