Lindsey Vonn responds to comments about her CNN interview.
As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I've received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same "team.". That does not mean that Olympic athletes don't have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don't have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being "anti-Trump." We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that "shining city on a hill."
Do you want to race the Beast World Cup slalom? Ready or not. 3, 2, 1….
Does Franz Klammer have any limits?
Just under three months
since she injured her knee and the Slovakian is back on snow.
Luckily, we don’t think he got a speeding ticket. 😉
What she doesn’t mention is that she popped her shoulder back in herself.
I surprised myself today…unfortunately the first surprise was ending up in the nets near the finish…that was definitely unplanned. Ended up pretty banged up from this crash, dislocated shoulder (again…), hyperextended knee ( but nothing torn, **to be extra confirmed after further tests tomorrow..), contusion on the left hamstring, scratched up face, cut on the wrist with a few sutures. BUT nothing too major that would mean season ending. I will be doing some temporary rehab in the meantime. Second surprise, before the tumble, I was actually pretty damn fast, which is definitely a first for me in downhill. I am looking forward to be back, hope it won’t be too long. 📷 @agencezoom
A little behind-the-scenes look at how the trophy for Killington is made.
When LV wins this season, girls win.
Some great (and hilarious) advice on how to win a gold medal in spectatorship from The Snow Report.
Four members of the U.S. National Training Group are halfway to their fundraising goal for the ski season. Help them out
A little behind-the-scenes look at Ted Ligety’s time in Soelden.
Jake Burton won Halloween this year. (Hint: Be sure to scroll through the photos.)
Less than a week after surgery, Ilka is already starting to work her way back to full strength!
In 2002, Bode Miller was blazing trails on the World Cup and featured on the cover of Ski Racing. Fifteen years later, in
an interview with Graham Bensinger, Miller said there is a zero percent chance he’ll return to professional competition.
“I don’t know what professional is, but I won’t race World Cup anymore,” he said.
A quick check in with Ted before Sunday’s race!
Fingers crossed that conditions are good on Saturday!
If this doesn’t get you psyched for the season, we don’t know what will.
U.S. speed skier Laurenne Ross is back on snow just six months after
her brutal crash.
Congratulations! Welcome to the World Cup Dads Club, Felix!
She’s forging her own path on the World Cup.
Lindsey is feeling optimistic about her proposal to race the men in 2018-19!
Welcome to the World Cup family, Maude! 💕
Do you want to be fit like Mitch? Now, you can work out like her!
Today, I'm officially launching my very own ski fitness website called Alpine Strength!! Woah, lots of work was put into this to get it ready for you in time for the ski season. About 2 years ago, the Canadian Women's Ski Team hired @alejohervas who is both a ski coach and a fitness trainer. He has brought to our team a new vision of ski specific movements. As soon as I felt the difference on the ski slopes, I knew I had to share this incredible knowledge with the ski world! I was lucky enough that he agreed to partner up with me to write training programs for ALL skiers, from the recreational skier all the way up to the full on ski racer. My goal with this venture is to share the love. We have created programs for you complimented with instructional videos, voice overs, tips, you will see it's very complete and user-friendly. Starting right now, you can pre-order your training program for a 10% discount. Ski racers, your programs are available as early as October 1st!! Act quick! Recreational skiers, you have until November 1st to enjoy your 10% off. Now, please take 2 mins to go check out the website at: https://www.alpinestrength.com/en_US/ (link in bio) or follow us on Instagram at @alpinestrength #skifitness #alpinestrength #getfitwithmitch 📷 @anna_goody
Heading into the week in beast mode like Leif.
With music like this, ballet skiing could make a comeback, don’t you think?
Happy Birthday, Aleksander!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Lindsey!
Go behind the scenes with the Italian team during their training camp in Chile.
Nature’s way of dyeing the course?
Richard from Michigan loves Ski Racing. Can you tell? He has a collection of signed magazine covers at home. “At the World Championships in 2015, I had Lindsey Vonn sign several at one time,” he said. “She smiled and had an interesting look on her face when I had one I’ve been holding on to since 2004.”
Retired athletes still train hard.
Is the road to PyeongChang called Sesame Street?
Who is ready to see Ted Ligety back on the White Circus? It’s been too long.
He didn’t win the bet, but it still looks like Marcus had a good time!
How long until FIS tests this on the World Cup? 😉
Happy Birthday, Fritz Dopfer!
Monday is here again?! Victor is flipping out about it.
The good news is that Lindsey’s ready to get back on snow. The bad news? We’re not sure if she was actually able to make it to the chairlift.
😁 This footie is getting us psyched for the season!😁
Ah, the sweet taste of summer travel! 🍦
🕺 Dancing through disco sticks in Norway 🕺
It can be tough to be in the spotlight all the time, and Lindsey Vonn is no stranger to those challenges. This week, she responds to rumors of a budding relationship with football star Aaron Rodgers (despite the fact that she was just seen at
The ESPYs with boyfriend Kenan Smith.) For the record, she says that she and Rodgers are just friends.
👶🏻Congratulations on your second child, Marlies and Benni!👶🏻
Who will win the Game of Snow? 👸
😍What if speed suits were this sparkly?😍
Meet the next Simone Biles –>
A little #MondayMotivation courtesy of Breezy Johnson
When you lose your balance because Wednesday feels like a Monday…
Worlds collided when NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. visited U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Center of Excellence.
Lara Gut is back in boots!
When you embrace your nickname…
Fun fact: LV wore #77 to represent her total World Cup wins.
One of our World Cup crushes is officially off the market. Congrats, Nina!
We’d hate to burst your bubble.
Welcome to the world, Baby Nyman!
Try adding this to your workout. #MotivationMonday
Training for the White Circus or a circus act?
Steven Nyman’s new name will be “Dad” any day now!
What’s your favorite way to get up the mountain?
We’ll just leave this here…
Things got chilly in Greenland for this experienced ski racer.
How good are your “Simon Says” skills?
Do you recognize these denim-clad Vikings?
Sometimes “the monkey on your back” isn’t just a turn of phrase.
Mikaela Shiffrin supports saving the UNM Ski Team. You can too by signing the petition:
Friday has us feeling like…
He’s officially back in gates!
The Queen of Cat Naps
Look who is back on snow!
Who else is ready for summer?
When Monday is around the corner, and you’re not interested in starting a new week.
(Glad you’re okay, Jackie!)
Spring may be here, and summer around the corner, but we know you’ll find ways to ski with or without snow.
We can’t wait to watch you battle for it again next season!
Big congrats to Lindsey Vonn on her second-place finish in the World Cup Finals downhill!
It’s good to see Lara Gut in good spirits!
Take a ride along the Squaw Valley World Cup GS course.
That’s one way to clean off the car.
The U.S. Ski Team ladies have made it to South Korea for the Olympic test event.
Class, I’d like you to give a warm welcome to our new student. He’s from out of town.
Things got a little busy on the training course.
Racing at World Champs is not about medals for this skier.
When you’re starstruck by your own teammate…
True love wins. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Who won this race at World Champs?
Love (and fog) was in the air at the St. Moritz men’s downhill.
Now that’s how you celebrate dreams coming true.