Episode 4 – Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn

Episode 4 profiles the life of Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn, who was an outstanding Violinist before she changed her focus to ski in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She used her wealth and influence to chase that dream, but it’s unclear whether she technically cheated in the process. LISTEN TO EPISODE 4 HERE.

Vanessa-Mae Violinist

Sources:

    1. “Vanessa-Mae” The Famous People: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/vanessa-mae-6164.php
    2. “Violinist Vanessa-Mae in four-year skiing ban over fiddled races” The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/nov/11/vanessa-mae-violinist-banned-skiing-four-years
    3. “Vanessa-Mae wins battle to be declared a loser: Violinist turned skier has Olympic disqualification overturned (shame she came last in her race) “: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3382381/Vanessa-Mae-wins-battle-Olympic-disqualification-overturned.html  
    4. Vanessa-Mae Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa-Mae
    5. “Biography of Vanessa-Mae” The Synergy Group: http://www.synergy.ie/index.php/articles/item/321-biography-of-vanessa-mae
    6. “My mother hit me and made me kowtow to her… on my knees: Vanessa Mae reveals how her strict tiger mother slapped her face to improve her violin playing“: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2608598/My-mother-hit-kowtow-knees-Vanessa-Mae-reveals-strict-tiger-mother-slapped-face-improve-violin-playing.html
    7. “Vanessa Mae awarded defamation damages over race-fixing claims” By Tom Sweetman, CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/24/sport/vanessa-mae-cleared-race-fixing-claims/index.html
    8. “Artist Biography by John Bush” All Music : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/vanessa-mae-mn0000838847/biography

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