KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- Thailand only has two Olympians -- and one's getting most of the attention because she's also a pop star at home.
The country's other Olympian is Kanes Sucharitakul, an Alpine skier who was Thailand's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony and finished 65th in the giant slalom.
His teammate, Vanessa-Mae, is a platinum-selling pop violinist who lives in England and was born to a Thai father. She's sold 10 million records worldwide.
Sucharitakul's focus at the Olympics has been skiing. When asked about anti-government protests in his home country that have turned deadly, he said: "I get the news mostly from my family but I would really rather not comment on that."
-- By Graham Dunbar -- http://twitter.com/gdunbarap
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