Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent United States at Winter Olympics, but not Trump

The skier is competing for a second Olympic gold in the 2018 games after triumphing in the downhill competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

A number of USA athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency - and Colorado skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say. She won her first in 2010 in Vancouver.

In an interview with CNN, Vonn said she is representing the people of the United States, not the president.

"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the Opening Ceremonies".

She said "no" - making it clear that she wouldn't even consider it.

American skiing great Lindsey Vonn at a 2018 Winter Olympics promotion in Times Square, New York. She added that if she were invited to the White House after the games, she would "absolutely not" go. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn, who is in Switzerland preparing for February's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, told CNN Wednesday.


Vonn has battled with a number of serious injuries throughout her career, including a knee injury in 2013 that kept her out of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

When Stephen Curry told reporters he supported a snub of the team's traditional White House visit, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player prompted a stern rebuke from Trump, who withdrew the invitation.

Trump responded by saying that Curry's invitation had been "withdrawn", and the Warriors as a team later voted against visiting the White House altogether.

In May, for example, Vonn shared an article regarding Trump's decision to slash federal funding for the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues on Twitter with the caption, "What is going on??!"

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