United States skier Lindsey Vonn 'won't represent Trump' at Olympics

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In an interview on CNN, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn became the latest athlete to make political headlines when she was asked about representing her country at the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Vonn, who has overcome multiple injuries to make what could be her final Winter Olympics at the age of 33, is following in a distinguished line in taking on the President.

Vonn is arguably the most well-known member of the US Winter Olympic team, having won four World Cup overall championships as well as an Olympic gold in the downhill at the 2010 Games.

"But I have to win to be invited". 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 will be elsewhere if the U.S. Olympic team visits the White House.

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Vonn is no fan of the current president, but her quote will likely be overanalyzed and torn apart from various political angles to fit varying political stances.

But she has already revealed that she won't be accepting an invite to the White House, and went as far as to criticise Trump for how he represents America around the globe.

After missing the 2014 Sochi Games with a knee injury, Vonn suffered a broken arm last November that delayed the start of her season until January.

'I want to represent our country well. Nope. I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every US team member is invited. Vonn will more than likely be seen as being disrespectful to Trump, when she is truly staying true to the true spirit of the games.

During his time as President, Trump has been unafraid to wade into feuds with sports stars who speak out on social issues. Vonn's invitation may be withdrawn before it is ever extended.

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