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U.S. Alpine director to petition ski officials to let Lindsey Vonn race men

U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml said he will push for rules alterations at the upcoming International Ski Federation (FIS) meetings to possibly allow U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn to compete against men. “All the men say, ‘We don’t think she’s going to beat us,’ which is what they’re going to say, and also that, ‘It will be great for our sport,”‘ Vonn told NBC Sports...
Via Excelle Sports
7 hours ago

Vonn sets sights on Olympics, records, racing against men

DENVER (AP) — Always the consummate planner, Lindsey Vonn has every detail scribbled in a calendar from now until her season starts in November. Workouts, upcoming trips, ski camps, appointments — all of the ordinary stuff. The bigger-ticket items? Now those are simply memorized. In the twilight of her career, the four-time overall World Cup champion has a priority list of aspirations...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Lindsey Vonn crashes in her last race of the season

On Thursday, Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn crashed in her last Super-G race at the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Co. Fortunately, Vonn walked away from the crash without any major injuries, but that run was her last race of the season. When the Minnesota-native arrived in Aspen, she claimed she was still recovering from a chest cold. Vonn said that she wasn’t strong enough...
Via Excelle Sports
March 16, 2017

Lindsey Vonn ends her season with a crash, Tina Weirather wins World Cup Finals super-G and season title

ASPEN — For only the second time in the last five years, Lindsey Vonn is heading into her offseason healthy and capable of normal training with an eye on her fourth Olympics, but not without a few fresh bruises. Vonn crashed hard Thursday in her last race of the season, the super-G at the World Cup Finals. Tina Weirather of Liechenstein won the race and the season super-G title...
Via The Denver Post
March 16, 2017

Hold the guacamole, runner-up Lindsey Vonn “wrapped up like a burrito” by finish-area airbag at World Cup Finals

ASPEN — Having spent a dozen years racing on the World Cup tour, Lindsey Vonn has experienced pretty much every emotion a ski racer can have after crossing the finish line, but this had to be a first: Fearing suffocation and feeling “wrapped up like a burrito” by a barrier in the finish area, as she put it later when she could laugh about it. Vonn finished second to season...
Via The Denver Post
March 15, 2017

Stuhec holds off Vonn for downhill win at World Cup Finals

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia held off a hard-charging Lindsey Vonn to win Wednesday and wrap up the overall downhill title at World Cup Finals. Stuhec also kept in place her slim hopes of the overall title, now trailing American Mikaela Shiffrin by 278 points with three races remaining. On skis waxed and maintained by her mom, Stuhec finished in 1 minute, 36.95 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Nearing 40, Bode Miller still uncertain about racing return

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Bode Miller tucked his two young kids under each arm and raced down the hill, drawing quite a few quizzical stares from skiers. ''It shakes people up when you pass them - see kids in hands,'' the decorated American skier said about a recent outing at Buttermilk in Aspen. ''I was going fast, because I like to let them see what going fast is.'' When - or perhaps...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Nearing 40, Bode Miller still uncertain about racing return

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Bode Miller tucked his two young kids under each arm and raced down the hill, drawing quite a few quizzical stares from skiers. “It shakes people up when you pass them — see kids in hands,” the decorated American skier said about a recent outing at Buttermilk in Aspen. “I was going fast, because I like to let them see what going fast is.” When —...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 14, 2017

Former ski racing greats marvel at Lindsey Vonn’s hunger for racing at age 32

ASPEN — With all the talk about Mikaela Shiffrin and her precocious pursuit of the World Cup overall title, there is another Vail Valley racer who will be featured in a starring role at the World Cup Finals this week — one who has claimed the overall title four times, the most of any American. Lindsey Vonn missed much of this season because of injuries suffered in a preseason...
Via The Denver Post
March 14, 2017

Lindsey Vonn takes first run at 2018 Olympic venue

Lindsey Vonn got to know the 2018 Olympic track in South Korea at a World Cup race in March 2017
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
March 06, 2017

Lindsey Vonn edged out by Sofia Goggia once again in Super-G

Lindsey Vonn lost to Sofia Goggia for the second time in two days on Sunday, as Goggia defeated Vonn in the Super-G at the 2018 Olympic course after Goggia also defeated her in the downhill on Saturday. Goggia defeated Vonn by 0.04 seconds in the Super-G, just 24 hours after beating her by 0.07 in the downhill for her career first World Cup win. Prior to this weekend’s races, which...
Via Excelle Sports
March 05, 2017

Sofia Goggia edges Lindsey Vonn for second day on 2018 Olympic course

JEONGSEON, South Korea  — Sofia Goggia edged Lindsey Vonn into second place at a World Cup event for the second time in two days, winning the Super-G at the 2018 Olympic course on Sunday to follow her victory in the downhill. Goggia of Italy finished 0.04 seconds ahead of Vonn in the Super-G, 24 hours after beating the 32-year-old American by 0.07 in the downhill to capture her...
Via The Denver Post
March 05, 2017

Goggia edges Vonn for second day on 2018 Olympic course

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) Sofia Goggia edged Lindsey Vonn into second place at a World Cup event for the second time in two days, winning the Super-G at the 2018 Olympic course on Sunday to follow her victory in the downhill. Goggia of Italy finished 0.04 seconds ahead of Vonn in the Super-G, 24 hours after beating her American rival by 0.07 in the downhill to capture her career...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn places 2nd in World Cup downhill at 2018 Olympic site

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn went first out of the gate in Saturday’s World Cup downhill race and it nearly paid off. Vonn was beaten by just 0.07 seconds by Italy’s Sofia Goggia in a test event ahead of the 2018 Olympics. The American, who had finished first in both practice runs at the venue that will be used for the Pyeongchang Games, had previously only chosen...
Via The Denver Post
March 04, 2017

Lindsey Vonn takes second to Sofia Goggia at 2018 Olympic site

Italy’s Sofia Goggia defeated Lindsey Vonn by just 0.07 seconds in a test event ahead of next year’s 2018 Olympics. Vonn had previously finished first in both practice runs at the venue that will be used for the Pyeongchang Games, and chose to go first out of the gate on Saturday. “I chose number one as I thought the snow would get a little soft later on,” Vonn said. “But...
Via Excelle Sports
March 04, 2017

US cross-country ski team marks successful world champs

LAHTI, Finland (AP) Think of a U.S. skiing medal contender for the Winter Olympics and Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller flying down the side of a mountain often come to mind. But now a tight-knit team is showing the United States can succeed in the grueling world of cross-country skiing too. The U.S. women's cross-country ski team has marked its most successful world championships...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Vonn places 2nd in World Cup downhill at 2018 Olympic site

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) Lindsey Vonn went first out of the gate in Saturday's World Cup downhill race and it nearly paid off. Vonn was beaten by just 0.07 seconds by Italy's Sofia Goggia in a test event ahead of the 2018 Olympics. The American, who had finished first in both practice runs at the venue that will be used for the Pyeongchang Games, had previously only chosen...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Goggia beats Vonn to win World Cup race at 2018 Olympic site

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) Italy's Sofia Goggia beat Lindsey Vonn by just 0.07 seconds on Saturday to win a World Cup downhill race, a test event ahead of the 2018 Olympics. Vonn, who had finished first in both practice runs at the venue that will be used for the Pyeongchang Games, went first out of the gate. The American, competing in just her fourth event since fracturing...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

2 training runs on the 2018 Olympic course, 2 wins for Vonn

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) Two training runs on the 2018 Olympic course, two wins for Lindsey Vonn. The 32-year-old Vonn's return from injury is still on track as she prepares for Saturday's World Cup downhill at the venue for the Pyeongchang Games, where she won training runs on back-to-back days. In bright sunshine and mild conditions in the Pyeongchang region of South Korea...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn finishes first in downhill training on Olympic course debut

Skier Lindsey Vonn had a great debut on the course that will be used for next year’s Winter Olympics. On Thursday, Vonn finished first in a World Cup downhill training run on the same course that will be used for the PyeongChang Games next February. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world downhill champion from Slovenia, and expected winner of the season-long World...
Via Excelle Sports
March 02, 2017

Lindsey Vonn gets first look at 2018 Olympic course, likes what she sees

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course on Thursday, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world downhill champion from Slovenia. Stuhec is set to win her first season-long World Cup downhill title in an injury-marred season for the American. Sofia Goggia of Italy was third...
Via The Denver Post
March 02, 2017

On Olympic course debut, Vonn 1st in downhill training

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course on Thursday, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world downhill champion from Slovenia. Stuhec is set to win her first season-long World Cup downhill title in an injury-marred season for the American. Sofia Goggia of Italy...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn pulls out of World Cup race after crash

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland -- Lindsey Vonn has pulled out of the World Cup Alpine combined race on Sunday, completing a miserable weekend in Crans Montana for the American skier. Vonn crashed in the super-G on Saturday, although after an anxious wait she was able to ski down the course. The former Olympic champion also withdrew from another combined race on Friday, along with overall...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn pulls out of Sunday's World Cup race

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn has pulled out of the World Cup Alpine combined race on Sunday, completing a miserable weekend in Crans Montana for the American skier. Vonn crashed in the super-G on Saturday, although after an anxious wait she was able to ski down the course. The former Olympic champion also withdrew from another combined race on Friday, along with...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn crashes in super-G, Ilka Stuhec closes in on Mikaela Shiffrin for overall title

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — Suddenly the overall title is not looking so certain for Mikaela Shiffrin after Ilka Stuhec won a super-G race on Saturday. There was also a worrying crash for Lindsey Vonn on a disappointing day for American skiers. Entering this weekend’s races in Crans Montana, Shiffrin held more than a 400-point lead in the standings over her next active challenger...
Via The Denver Post
February 25, 2017
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