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Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden – Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was …


Lindsey Vonn to go ‘full throttle’ in last race of her career

Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

‘I’m too old for this’: Lindsey Vonn crashes in her penultimate race

One of the hallmarks of Lindsey Vonn’s career has been the way she bounces back from major crashes time and time again. So perhaps it’s fitting that the most successful …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G, Lindsey Vonn crashes at worlds

As Mikaela Shiffrin hopped atop the podium to celebrate another gold medal, Lindsey Vonn was nearby on the sidelines of the finish area, stretching her ailing knees and explaining just …


Retirement party: Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal to say goodbye at worlds

For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Lindsey Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

Lindsey Vonn isn’t quite done yet. The most successful female World Cup skier in history says she remains “hopeful” that she can fix her ailing knees and race again.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Lindsey Vonn may be in too much pain to keep competing

What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires …


Ramona Siebenhofer wins back-to-back downhills, Lindsey Vonn 9th in Cortina

Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer won her second World Cup downhill in two days, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth Saturday in the second race of her return from injury. …


With braces on both knees, Lindsey Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down the slope and finished tied for 15th in a downhill on her return from injury. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first …


US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team’s head coach.


Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is over

Lindsey Vonn has said repeatedly that these would be the last Winter Games of her career. Her U.S. teammate – and heir apparent – Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic downhill farewell is a lovely shade of bronze

Lindsey Vonn’s bronze in the women’s downhill race Wednesday marks her third Olympic medal of her extraordinary Alpine career and was essentially eight years in the making. She was 32 …


Tied for 6th, Lindsey Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. She …


Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin represent Alpine’s best past, present, future

Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States …


Mikaela Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Lindsey Vonn edges Sofia Goggia for 80th World Cup victory

Lindsey Vonn edged Italian rival Sofia Goggia by two hundredths of a second in a women’s World Cup downhill Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for her 80th career victory. Cornelia Huetter …


Lindsey Vonn eyes some unfinished business at 2018 Olympics

There have been several big injuries for Lindsey Vonn along the way, no real surprise given that she spends day after day hurtling herself down icy slopes at speeds that …


Major mistake costs Lindsey Vonn a victory in Cortina downhill

Sofia Goggia of Italy wins a World Cup downhill on home snow after Lindsey Vonn makes a major mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia delle Tofane …


Sofia Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Lindsey Vonn 27th

Sofia Goggia used what she called her best ever downhill run to lead an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup race on Sunday.


Mikaela Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine …


With Olympics looming, Lindsey Vonn’s priority is avoiding injury

After a four-week break from racing, American standout Lindsey Vonn is returning to the Alpine skiing World Cup this weekend. Winning won’t be her main priority as, with only 40 …


Mikaela Shiffrin: “I’m finding something new, some more speed.”

There appears little to prevent Mikaela Shiffrin taking over from Lindsey Vonn as the unstoppable force in women’s ski racing.


Lindsey Vonn takes World Cup super-G race, 1st win of season

With her father proudly watching from the bottom of the slope, Lindsey Vonn sped to an emotional win in a World Cup super-G race in Val d’Isere, France, on Saturday. …


Sofia Goggia beats Lindsey Vonn to win World Cup race at 2018 Olympic site

Italy’s Sofia Goggia won her first downhill event on Saturday, edging Lindsey Vonn to the title by just 0.07 seconds and depriving the American of her 78th World Cup win.


On Olympic course debut, Lindsey Vonn 1st in downhill training

Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world …


Lindsey Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

Half of the U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on …


US ski team leans on superstars for medals ahead of Olympics

Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics. A tally of three medals – one of each color, …


Ilka Stuhec is downhill world champion; Lindsey Vonn 3rd

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009.


Fog delays men’s downhill championship until Sunday

A downhill double-header is now lined up Sunday at the ski world championships.


Lindsey Vonn speeds up to target 1st career medal in combined

Lindsey Vonn took a faster line in downhill training on Thursday, and that bodes well as she tries to fill one of the few gaps in her medal collection. The …