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Lindsey Vonn says she doesn't want to represent Donald Trump at Olympics

07 Décembre 2017

"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.

Professional skier and member of Team USA Lindsey Vonn says when she competes in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she'll be representing the "people of the United States, not the president". Vonn adds that should she be invited to the White House with the squad or after earning a medal, she will not attend.

Lindsey Vonn, the girlfriend of golfer Tiger Woods, arrives for an event honoring the 2013 Presidents Cup golf teams on June 24, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Vonn responded.

She continued, "I want to represent our country well".

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The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. Vonn made the particularly political statement while speaking to CNN on Wednesday.

"But I have to win to be invited".

This year Trump has been embroiled in a controversy with the NFL and some of the NBA's top players - a spat with significant racial and cultural undertones - after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House.

Vonn is hailed as America's best female ski racer.

Vonn, who was off seven months in 2017 due to an arm injury, began her lead-up to the Pyeongchang Games early last month. She broke her arm past year and is still recovering from nerve damage.

Lindsey Vonn says she doesn't want to represent Donald Trump at Olympics