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)