Violinist Vanessa-Mae to ski at Sochi Olympics

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LONDON (AP) -- The manager of Vanessa-Mae says the musician will be swapping her violin for skis to compete at the Winter Olympics.

Giles Howard says the classical-pop violinist has qualified for the Thai team at the Sochi games.

The International Ski Federation published rankings on Monday confirming Vanessa-Mae has met the qualifying criteria to compete at Sochi.

A child prodigy who played violin from age 5, she shot to fame in 1995 with her debut album "Violin Player."

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