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Skier Lindsey Vonn says she won’t represent Trump at Olympics


Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, who is set to compete in her first Olympic Games since 2010, says she  wants to represent Americans, but not President Donald Trump.

“I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” she told CNN Thursday.

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“I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent -- what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,” she said. “I want to represent our country well and I don't think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”

Vonn said, “Absolutely not,” when asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House should she win gold.

“No. But I have to win to be invited,” she said. “No, actually, I think every US team member is invited so no, I won’t go.”

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February will be Vonn’s last. She missed the 2014 Sochi Games after injuring her right knee. She’ll be attempting to win her second gold medal. She won her first in 2010 in Vancouver.


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