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US Ski Team: Vonn cleared for downhill training

Updates with details, quotes from team's release. With AP Photos. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics. Now Vonn - and the rest of the skiing world - will wait to find out whether she'll actually be...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn completes first World Cup training since crash

Ten months since she last competed, Lindsey Vonn returned to a World Cup course for downhill training Wednesday and said afterward her surgically repaired right knee felt "stable." Vonn said she will decide after the training run scheduled for Thursday whether to race this week for the first time since a high-speed crash at the world championships in February tore two ligaments...
Via Fox Olympics
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Knee on mend, Bode Miller feeling fit on course

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Bode Miller banged his way through the giant slalom course as only he can, scraping his knuckle in a fall and later bloodying his elbow after a collision with a gate. As anyone paying attention to skiing over the past dozen or so years knows by now, the five-time Olympic medalist simply does not hold back...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vonn rebounds with 11th-place finish in second race back from injury

Saying she felt "much more like myself" than in her season debut a day earlier, Lindsey Vonn finished 11th in a World Cup downhill Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist came down the hill with a far more attacking style in the second race of a comeback from reconstructive surgery on her right knee in February. "That was much...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Skier Bode Miller, ex-flame agree in NY to share time with son

Skier Bode Miller and a former flame agreed on Monday to share time with their infant son for the next four months, calming a court fight over him as Miller heads toward the Winter Olympics. The temporary arrangement isn't the final word in a custody clash that has become a public drama for the skier and a cause of concern among women's rights activists. But the pact is in place...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

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 from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia. Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement that Vonn ''will have surgery shortly.'' In a posting on Facebook, Vonn...
Via AP on Fox
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

23 sexy Lindsey Vonn GIFs

Via Guyism
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

Lindsey Vonn drops out of Sochi Olympics

One of America's most dominating competitors in women's downhill skiing will not participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia this February.  Nathaniel Vinton of the New York Daily reports that Olympic gold medal winner, Lindsey Vonn, will not compete in the Sochi games due to a knee injury. Vonn became America's darling on the slopes with her gold medal victory in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 10, 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
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