Lindsey Vonn happy to represent United States at Olympics, but 'not the president'

Pauline Gross
December 8, 2017

The veteran downhill skier, who is set to compete in her final Olympics at February's games, is looking to go out in style with another gold medal for her collection.

Vonn is hailed as America's best female ski racer. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", added Vonn, 33, who is eyeing her second Olympic gold medal at the South Korea Games. "No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited, so no I won't go", Vonn said.

"I want to represent our country well".

Vonn has suffered a catalog of injuries throughout her career.

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Vonn previously visited the White House while Obama was in office. Most recently, Vonn retweeted something from Burton Snowboards asking folks to contact their Congressional representatives about opposing Trump's decision to reduce federally protected lands.

The 33-year-old skier added that if she were invited to the White House after the Olympics, she would turn down the invitation.

Asked if she'd go and meet Trump, she replied: 'Absolutely not. No.

The Golden State Warriors did not go to the White House to commemorate their National Basketball Association championship after Trump revoked Curry's invite. "That's a super small form of protest, but I didn't vote for this administration".

Rippon, a openly gay athlete and the 2016 US national champion, said he would refuse Trump's invitation as he feels athletes have a responsibility as role models. "No, but I have to win to be invited".

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