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Vonn to skip World Cup race in St. Moritz, return Dec. 21

The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn will skip this weekend's World Cup races in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and is planning to compete in a downhill on Dec. 21 at Val d'Isere, France. Vonn returned to racing last week at Lake Louise, Alberta, 10 months after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in that leg during a crash at the world championships. She finished...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn 2nd in France downhill training, speeding up return

Lindsey Vonn had the second-fastest run in World Cup downhill training Thursday as she increased the pace in her comeback from injury. The American finished only 0.04 seconds behind Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who clocked 1 minute, 49.07 seconds on the Oreiller-Killy course. Defending overall champion Tina Maze was third, 0.16 behind. The downhill race is scheduled for Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Canada's Guay earns World Cup downhill win, Miller is fifth for U.S.

Canada's Erik Guay won the World Cup downhill on Saturday, while Bode Miller was fifth in his best finish in a speed event this season. A year after missing out on the victory because of changing weather, Guay finished in 1 minute, 56.65 seconds down the Saslong course. He made up time over the last few gates to edge Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.12 seconds. "It is sweet," Guay...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Canada's Guay leads Bormio downhill training; Miller 5th

Aiming for back-to-back victories, Canada's Erik Guay was fastest in World Cup downhill training Saturday on the physically demanding Stelvio course. Guay clocked 1 minute, 52.81 seconds for a 0.27 advantage over Hannes Reichelt of Austria, with overall leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway third, 0.31 back. Bode Miller, still aiming for his first speed podium of the season at a...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

No date set for Vonn's return ahead of Sochi Winter Games

Lindsey Vonn's head coach says no date has been set for the injured skier's return to the World Cup, and that she might not compete at all before the Sochi Olympics in February. Vonn flew back to Vail, Colorado, last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser says "her knee was swollen again after...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vonn likely to skip races in Austria; Olympic availability uncertain

Lindsey Vonn has not skied for two weeks and will "most likely" skip next weekend's World Cup speed races in Austria, her head coach said on Saturday, leaving her status for the Sochi Olympics up in the air. Vonn remains in the United States after aggravating her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in Val d'Isere, France, on Dec. 21. "She's recovering and preparing...
Via Fox Olympics
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic status “up in the air” says coach

getty images Whether or not Lindsey Vonn competes in the Olympics remains to be seen. “She’s recovering and preparing and everything is [up] in the air,” said U.S. women’s ski team coach Alex Hoedlmoser, according to the AP. ”Right now it’s a total open book.” Vonn has not trained since Dec. 21 when she aborted a race run after her right knee gave out. “We would like...
Via Tireball.com
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rules could keep Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi races

Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.
Via Fox Olympics
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ski rules tweak helps Ligety, Austrian team; Vonn, Miller not yet in clear

The International Ski Federation tweaked its Olympic qualification rules Tuesday to allow racers like Ted Ligety and some high-profile Austrians to compete in the super-combined at next month's Sochi Games. FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis told The Associated Press that instead of requiring at least three super-combi finishes over the qualification period of this season and last...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics due to injuries

Lindsey Vonn seemed like she was on the comeback trail and would be ready to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics but injuries will keep her from representing Team USA in Sochi. Vonn posted on her Facebook page Tuesday that she is “devastated” she will not be able to compete in Sochi because she is not physically ready. “I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn announces on Facebook she will not compete in Sochi Games due to injury

On Tuesday morning, the announcement finally came. Despite her best efforts rehabbing from a devastating knee injury suffered last February during a race in Austria and the surgery that followed shortly thereafter, a subsequent injury to the same knee in November has prompted Lindsey Vonn to finally bow out of the 2014 Winter Olympics, set […]The post Lindsey Vonn announces on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Paul native Lindsey Vonn will miss Sochi Olympics with knee injury

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old skier born in St. Paul, Minn., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Vonn will have surgery "shortly." In a Facebook posting, Vonn...
Via Fox Sports North
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Picabo Street: Vonn made right decision, but it's still a disappointment

Lindsey Vonn is out of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She made the right move, but that doesn't make it any easier to stomach.
Via Fox Olympics
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ski rules tweak helps Ligety, but Bode Miller not yet in clear

The International Ski Federation tweaked its Olympic qualification rules Tuesday to allow racers like Ted Ligety and some high-profile Austrians to compete in the super-combined at next month's Sochi Games. FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis told The Associated Press that instead of requiring at least three super-combi finishes over the qualification period of this season and last...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Vonn, US speed team needs to find top gear

Less than five weeks before the Sochi Olympics downhill, the U.S. women's Alpine ski team is still trying to click into gear. Going into Saturday's World Cup race in Austria, the team is looking for its first top-10 result of the season in downhill - a sharp contrast to last year, when six American speed skiers reached the podium at least once. ''Last year, they pushed themselves...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy's Heel fastest in World Cup downhill training opening run; Miller 15th

Werner Heel of Italy was fastest in a relatively slow first training run on Wednesday for a World Cup downhill. One year after Frenchman Johan Clarey set a World Cup speed record of 161.9 kph (100.6 mph) here, Heel hit 148.4 kph (92 mph) through the Hanneggschuss straight. Heel timed 2 minutes, 39.04 seconds on the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Lauberhorn course, the longest in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn: Surgery on right knee 'successful'

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee. The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. The 29-year-old Vonn posted Wednesday that her surgery was ''successful!'' She also attached a picture with her new puppy, Leo. Vonn tore two ligaments in her right knee during a high...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

US skier Vonn undergoes successful knee surgery

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee. The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. The 29-year-old Vonn posted Wednesday that her surgery was ''successful!'' She also attached a picture with her new puppy, Leo. Vonn tore two ligaments in her right knee during a high...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Guay fastest in World Cup second-day downhill training; Miller 10th

Erik Guay of Canada was fastest in the second training run ahead of Saturday's World Cup downhill on the classic Lauberhorn slope. Guay, who won last month at Val Gardena, Italy, timed 2 minutes 36.14 seconds Thursday on the 4.42-kilometer (2.75-mile) course. Matthias Mayer of Austria was second, 0.11 back, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway trailed Guay by 0.31 in third. Guay is second...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kueng wins men's World Cup downhill; Miller finishes fifth for US

Patrick Kueng gave his home Swiss fans a lot to cheer about by winning the shortened Lauberhorn downhill Saturday. Kueng clocked 1 minute, 32.66 seconds down a course that had more than a minute of racing cut off due to strong winds to earn his second World Cup victory -- and first in downhill. Hannes Reichelt of Austria finished second, 0.06 seconds behind, and overall World Cup...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC: No Vonn for its team in Sochi

Lindsey Vonn won't be at the Sochi Olympics to ski, and she won't be there working for NBC, either. Jim Bell, executive producer of Olympics coverage for NBC, said Thursday that Vonn's knee injury left her unable to travel to Russia to be part of NBC's team. NBC had expressed an interest in Vonn after the 2010 Olympic downhill champion announced this month she wouldn't be able to...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Vonn, Cook leads surging downhill squad

When Stacey Cook completed her downhill run Friday, she raised both arms to the sky and flashed her pink mouth guard in a wide smile. The fastest racer to that point - with the No. 13 bib - Cook ended up fifth to match Lindsey Vonn for the best result by the U.S. women's speed team this season. With Vonn out injured, this race marked a big breakthrough two weeks before the opening...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vonn out, Cook leads surging downhill squad

When Stacey Cook completed her downhill run Friday, she raised both arms to the sky and flashed her pink mouth guard in a wide smile. The fastest racer to that point with the No. 13 bib, Cook ended up fifth to match Lindsey Vonn for the best result by the U.S. women's speed team this season. With Vonn out injured, it was a big breakthrough two weeks before the Sochi Olympics -...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NBC trying to add Lindsey Vonn to Olympics coverage

Lindsey Vonn may still have a presence during NBC's Winter Olympics telecast despite the knee injury that knocked her out of competition. NBC is reportedly in talks to add Vonn to their coverage of the Games, though she's not expected to travel to Sochi because of her injury. The quotes about Vonn came from Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC's Olympics coverage. Bell was...
Via Awful Announcing
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller fails to win downhill again in Austria

Bode Miller is starting to believe he might never succeed in the one race he'd love to win. After a mistake midway down the mountain pushed him into third on Saturday, Miller wondered if the classic World Cup downhill on the Streif course in Austria won't appear on his impressive list of career victories. The 36-year-old Miller says it ''makes me not wanting to do it anymore ....
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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