Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent President Donald Trump at Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent President Donald Trump at Winter Olympics

Ahead of February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn stressed that she was representing her countrymen at the Games and not the president.

Vonn went on to say she wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House, which is a statement Trump has heard before from players in both the National Football League and NBA.

Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President.

The former girlfriend of golf star Tiger Woods was also asked for her views on how the International Olympic Committee has responded to the uncovering of Russia's state-sponsored doping programme.

As well as competing for a second Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is attempting to break the record of 86 World Cup victories held by Ingemar Stenmark since 1989.

A knee injury kept Vonn out of the 2014 Games in Sochi.

Vonn added: "I want to represent our country well. And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.

Vonn isn't the only Olympian who wouldn't visit the White House under President Trump. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

The upcoming Winter Olympics will be her first since Vancouver in 2010 where her appearance made her one of the best paid winter athletes. At that point, Vonn paused: "No, actually, I think every USA team member is invited".

"I have no interest in going".

In September, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry doubled down on his stance that he would not be celebrating his team's National Basketball Association title with Trump at the White House.

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