Lindsey Vonn: I won't be representing US President at Winter Olympics

Vonn I won't represent US President at Winter Olympics

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A number of United States athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency - and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.

Asked if she'd go and meet Trump, she replied: 'Absolutely not. No. It's been so long since he's feuded with an athlete.

In September, he rescinded an invitation to the White House to Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry after Curry said he didn't want the team to visit following its National Basketball Association championship. She was a guest of Tiger Woods following the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Targeting Olympic gold at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where she spoke passionately about what it means to compete for the USA ski team.

Ahead of February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn stressed that she was representing her countrymen at the Games and 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 ceremony", Vonn said. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

She continued, "I want to represent our country well".

As well as competing for a second Olympic gold medal in South Korea, she is attempting to break the record of 86 World Cup victories held by Ingemar Stenmark since 1989.

But that doesn't mean Vonn is willing to keep her opinions about Trump to herself, as she makes clear in the following conversation with CNN's Christina MacFarlane from St. Moritz, Switzerland.

"I have to win to be invited".

Vonn, who was off seven months in 2017 due to an arm injury, began her lead-up to the Pyeongchang Games early last month.

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