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Lindsey Vonn happy to represent U.S. at Olympics, but 'not the president'

07 December 2017

Lindsey Vonn sat down with CNN to talk about the upcoming Winter Olympics which the United States may or may not end up sending athletes to for safety reasons.

But if the USA does send its athletes to Pyeongchang, then Lindsey Vonn has made it clear she will not be representing President Donald Trump. Lougainis is a four-time Olympic gold medalist. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony".

"Absolutely not", said Vonn. "No".

"I want to represent our country well".

Vonn has suffered a catalog of injuries throughout her career. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn, who is in Switzerland preparing for February's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, told CNN Wednesday.

And if she does, don't expect her to celebrate with President Donald Trump at the White House. In September, the president also retracted an invitation for two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry to visit the White House-even though Curry had already said he wasn't going to make the trip.

Traditionally, members of the United States Olympic team are invited to the White House following the Games in celebration of their accomplishments.

Vonn, who was off seven months in 2017 due to an arm injury, began her lead-up to the Pyeongchang Games early last month.

Pyeongchang will be Vonn's first Games since Vancouver 2010, where her downhill triumph turned her into a global star and one of the world's best-paid winter athletes with a net worth, according to Forbes, of about $3 million. She broke her arm past year and is still recovering from nerve damage.

Lindsey Vonn happy to represent U.S. at Olympics, but 'not the president'