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Lindsey Vonn: I'm Skipping Olympics

After latest fall, she's pulling out of Sochi

(Newser) - Turns out that February crash will sideline Lindsey Vonn for the Sochi Olympics after all, despite her promises to the contrary and a successful surgery . "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," Vonn wrote on Facebook today. "I did... More »

Lindsey Vonn's Surgery a Success

And she got a ride home from Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn just took the first step toward recuperating in time for the Olympics : The surgery she had yesterday to repair torn knee ligaments and a fractured shin was successful, her doctor says, adding that he's optimistic she'll recover fully. In slightly less imporant news, People reports that... More »

Vonn: I'll Be Back in Time for Olympics

But injury has her out for the rest of this season

(Newser) - Despite the fact that Lindsey Vonn was airlifted out of a race yesterday after suffering a major knee injury, the US Ski and Snowboard Association expects her to recover in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Over at the Los Angeles Times, Chris Dufresne is skeptical, speculating that the skier... More »

Vonn: Ski Course Is Dangerous

US gold medalist criticizes conditions in Vancouver

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn criticized Olympic authorities for the "dangerous" conditions on Whistler Hill that have led her and other skiers to crash. "They could've done maybe a little bit better job of grooming the hill and making it smoother for the athletes," Vonn said. "It's definitely challenging... More »

Why Lindsey Vonn Is Putting Cheese on Her Bum Shin

Olympic skier's alternative approach likely just a placebo

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn will apparently try anything when it comes to treating her potentially Olympics-ending injury—even "cheese therapy." The skier is reportedly wrapping her bruised shin in topfen, an Austrian cheese that can—supposedly—reduce swelling. But Jessica Dweck is skeptical, writing that the alternative approach will “... More »

American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

Injury Dims Medal Hopes of Lindsey Vonn

Favorite for Olympic skiing gold is unsure she'll make practice run

(Newser) - American skier and great Olympic hope Lindsey Vonn injured her shin during a practice run in Austria last week and is doubtful about her upcoming performance. “I'm coming into these Olympics a lot more unsure than I was, um, a few weeks ago,” she tells the Today Show.... More »

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