Downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn’s withdrawal from the Sochi Olympics because of an injury deprives broadcaster NBC and sponsors of the most recognizable U.S. athlete a month before the games begin in Russia.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn is expected to be ready for next year’s Winter Games in Russia after tearing two knee ligaments and breaking her leg in a crash at skiing’s world championships, the U.S. Ski team said in a statement.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn is expected to return for next year’s ski season and the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking her leg in a crash today at the world championships, her team doctor said.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn said she will do everything she can to compete in the 2014 Winter Games after tearing two knee ligaments and breaking her leg in a crash at skiing’s world championships.
Downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn, who withdrew from the Sochi Olympics after an injury, will cover the games for NBC, letting the network capitalize on her star power even though she won’t compete.
The cameras and microphones that used to surround Lindsey Vonn now belong to 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin, who stands to make as much as $3 million in long-term endorsements as the most marketable female star of the Olympics.