It was rumoured that she would represent Singapore at the Winter Olympics but violinist Vanessa Mae will in fact attend the games in Sochi representing Thailand.
Mae is a 35 year old British citizen who took up residence in the Swiss alpine resort of Zermatt in 2009. She has been skiing since the age of four.
She will be competing in the slalom ski event under the name Vanessa Vanakorn. She unofficially qualified, under a second set of provisions for Olympic hopefuls, and the Thai Olympic selectors have accepted her bid to represent the country, as her father is Thai. Her father is Vorapong Vanakorn, an English hotelier of Thai ancestry who lives in Singapore.
How many other top line entertainers have managed to cross over into sport and attained the Olympic Games?