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FIS bans Vanessa-Mae for four years

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by Rimey, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Rimey

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    I heard stories from a previous Olympics where an 'exotic' competitor got their coach to do a couple of qualifiers under their name to make the games minimum qualifying standard.

    The person who told me the story was at the Games & said it stuck out like dogs balls, even in the context of the back markers. He also told me to look up this person's FIS history and the race results also stuck out the like the proverbial.
     
  3. Legs Akimbo

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    Care factor is very low.
     
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    Should have stuck to the violin I reckon.
     
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    This. Looks like being a child prodigy with the violin went to her head.
     
  6. TACKIE

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    So, they " fiddled "the books.
     
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    Not drawing a long bow with that assumption TACKIE
     
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  8. cold wombat

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    But worth playing it for all you can get.
     
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    Sounds poorly orchestrated if you ask me.

    Very poor way to conduct themselves.
     
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    Oh, and paging @Sandy to an emerging pun thread!
     
  11. cold wombat

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    So then we'll have a quartet?
     
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    she did better than Eddie the Eagle or Eric the Eel
     
  13. Sandy

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    But she didn't harp about it, did she?
     
  14. Sandy

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    Those guys were definitely cymbals of the competitor's spirit.....
     
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    So they managed to snare her in the end?
     
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    it's a sad coda - she strung them along for a while
     
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    Yes indeed...... just goes to show that people will piccolo point in their lives.....
     
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    ..... and on that note, I need to go to a meeting.
     
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    Only four years, should be life.
     
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    it's over? did the fat lady sing?
     
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    Così fan Tutte
     
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    She needs to build a bridge
     
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    Possibly needs a new tail piece and a new G string. might also need her sound post realigned.
     
  26. chriscross

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    Are you volunteering your professional services there, weerab? Or is that drawing a long bow?
     
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    No, I think she needs a professional setup! perhaps a wee bit of rosin on her bow would not hurt either.
     
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    So you're saying she has a cute bass?
     
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    No but I think she has a slight wolf whistle on her E string. Her vibrato also needs a bit of work.
     
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    Good to see her diversifying and adding another string to her bow.
     
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    She has to qualify for 2018 like any other Olympics, and you can bet there will be very close scrutiny of any event she uses in her bid to qualify. Depends if she really applies herself to training and racing. Doesn't sound all that difficult to be ranked approximately between 3000th and 4000th in the world (that's where SL or GS points under 140 would position you), but in reality it's a very tall order, let alone for someone with a full time career.