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February 16, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
American Alpine star Lindsey Vonn finally made an official training run Monday, but her results were mixed. Nursing a sore shin she thought might keep her from competing in the Olympics, Vonn won the first half of a split downhill training run at Whistler Creekside, but victory came at a cost. "It's tough," she said. "I honestly was expecting it to be a little bit better than it was." Vonn, on her own, did some slalom training Sunday. Thomas Vonn said before Monday's men's downhill that his wife had suffered a "setback" but "it was to be expected."
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April 22, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Elin Nordegren and Lindsey Vonn are reportedly becoming good friends - a scenario that's no doubt making life easier for golfer Tiger Woods, who had a spectacular marriage meltdown with the former and has been dating the latter for a while now.  "You'd think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time," a source told Us Weekly . "Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman. "  Apparently, the whole gang went on a vacation recently, with the 29-year-old skier and the 34-year-old mother of two taking off together on occasion to get drinks, according to the mag. Daddy Tiger was left to care for daughter Sam, 6, and son Charlie, 5.  "Elin found that they are very similar and have a lot in common," the source said.
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December 29, 2011 | Wire reports
American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used two attacking and error-free runs to became the youngest female on a World Cup slalom podium since Tamara McKinney in 1978. The 16-year-old Shiffrin finish third Thursday in Lienz, Austria, behind winner Marlies Schild of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia. Schild, one of Shiffrin's idols, won her fourth straight slalom race this season. "I have learned something from so many racers," Shiffrin said. "From Marlies, getting her 31st win here.
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April 8, 2014 | By David Wharton
The folks at Vail ski resort have posted an amusing video of Lindsey Vonn masquerading as an employee-in-training at a ticket window. Wearing a baseball cap and dark-rimmed glasses, Vonn deals with unsuspecting guests, encouraging them to sing for special discounts and, at one point, speaking German with visitors from that country. The Olympic gold medalist often mentions herself in the third person and commiserates with a man who said he recently injured his knee. She goes so far as telling one couple that her name is Lindsey.
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February 25, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
WHISTLER, Canada -- American skier Lindsey Vonn went winless in two World Cup whistle-stop races at Whistler Mountain -- finishing second in Friday's downhill by one-hundredth of a second and sixth in Sunday's super combined. Vonn, though, got what she came for in terms of her quest to become the first American woman since Tamara McKinney in 1983 to win the World Cup overall title. Vonn gained a little standings distance on Nicole Hosp of Austria, the defending overall champion.
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February 14, 2009 | Associated Press
Lindsey Vonn will compete in today's slalom at the world championships in Val d'Isere, France, despite slicing her thumb on a broken champagne bottle and needing surgery. She decided to race after testing her grip during training runs Friday. Vonn has already won two golds at the world championships. "She's going to go. She did three or four runs and it was actually quite good," U.S. women's coach Jim Tracy said.
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February 10, 2009 | Philip Hersh
One by one, year by year, Lindsey Vonn is ticking off items on a career redefining the standard of greatness for all future U.S. Alpine skiers. Olympic team? She did that at age 17. World Cup podium for the first of 40 times? Did that at 19. First of 18 World Cup victories? At 20. World championship medal? At 22. World Cup overall title? At 23. World championship gold? At 24.
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October 22, 1992 | DIRK SUTRO
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February 28, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Here's something you don't see every decade: Two American skiers have the vaunted Austrians chasing them in the race for the most prestigious prizes in the alpine industry -- the World Cup overall crowns. One American is young, approachable, pretty, with straight, white teeth. The other is Bode Miller. One carries the banner of the U.S. team; the other was, more or less, ski-booted off of it. One is rosy-cheeked and comparatively uncomplicated. She was Lindsey Kildow before marrying former racer Thomas Vonn last fall.
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February 11, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez, ; Staff And Wire Reports
While celebrating her downhill victory at the world championships, American ski star Lindsey Vonn grabbed a broken champagne bottle, cut a tendon in her right thumb and underwent surgery Tuesday in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn already has won two gold medals at the worlds. The U.S. team anticipates her competing in the slalom Saturday and possibly the giant slalom Thursday, but she probably will skip the team event today.
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February 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics but the Americans weren't there, and Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Games but the Soviets stayed home. The Houston Rockets claimed two NBA titles in the 1990s while Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan was off chasing curveballs. Tiger Woods was recovering from knee surgery when Padraig Harrington captured the 2008 PGA Championship and British Open. The Detroit Pistons swept the Lakers in the 1989 NBA Finals with injured Lakers Magic Johnson and Byron Scott on the bench.
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January 28, 2014 | By David Wharton
Sitting on a couch with her right knee bandaged and braced, Lindsey Vonn told a television interviewer she plans to return from knee surgery and ski another four years until the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. "I have a lot that I have to accomplish still," she said on the "Today" show. "I'm going to take my time. I felt a little bit rushed last time with trying to be back and ready for Sochi. I'm going to be racing next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. " Vonn initially hurt her knee last year and, after surgery, attempted a comeback in the fall.
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January 8, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light. On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet. None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is important when placed alongside struggling economies and bumbling governments, or next to the evil of terrorism and the wonders of human deeds. But sports serves one magnificent calling. Its lessons are frequent and hard to miss. Keeping score isn't always bad. Nor is hero-worshiping teams and players we like, or booing those we don't.
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January 7, 2014 | By David Wharton
The U.S. Olympic team lost one of its biggest stars - and most recognizable faces - when Lindsey Vonn announced Tuesday that a lingering knee injury will force her to skip the 2014 Sochi Games. Now comes the question: Who on the American squad can fill the void? After much speculation, Vonn abandoned her quest to defend the Olympic downhill title and will undergo surgery to repair her right knee. "I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough," she said in a statement.
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January 7, 2014 | By David Wharton
American downhill skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who has been fighting a balky knee all winter, announced on Tuesday that she will skip the 2014 Sochi Olympics. “I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough,” she wrote on Facebook. “But the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level.” Saying that she feels “devastated,” the 29-year-old racer added that she will have surgery soon. Vonn's decision comes a month before the Games in Russia, where she had hoped to defend her gold medal in the downhill.
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December 30, 2013 | By David Wharton
There is no guarantee that U.S. ski star Lindsey Vonn will compete again before the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Recovering from offseason knee surgery, Vonn returned to racing earlier this month and hoped to enter one or two World Cup events in January. But she suffered a setback last week at a downhill race in France and now her coach says she may have to rest. "Her knee was swollen again after Val d'Isere," U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser told the Associated Press.
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March 13, 2009 | Chris Foster; Billy Witz, staff and wire reports
Lindsey Vonn won the super-G season finale at the World Cup finals Thursday at Are, Sweden, becoming the first American woman to capture the championship title in the discipline. Vonn earned her third crystal globe this season, tying the U.S. record set by Phil Mahre in 1982. The 24-year-old Vonn finished the Olympia course in 1 minute 20.63 seconds. A day earlier, she clinched the World Cup overall title for the second straight year by winning downhill.
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March 9, 2008 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
Lindsey Vonn is thrilled to be making more U.S. ski history. But Vonn also has enough sense of her sport's history not to be carried away by her achievements. Vonn won her 10th World Cup downhill Saturday in Crans Montana, Switzerland, breaking the U.S. record for career downhill victories she had shared with Picabo Street and Daron Rahlves.
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December 26, 2013 | By Susan Denley, Updated with new information at 6:20 a.m. PST Dec. 27]
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is giving her fans a chance to pick the helmet she will wear to compete in the Winter Oympics in Sochi. The ski champion teamed with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley to design four options, and fans can view them and vote for their favorites on Vonn's Facebook page . Vonn likes getting her fans involved. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she held a contest to allow a member of the public to design her headgear -- and she went on to win gold in the downhill event.
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December 21, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Lindsey Vonn, with boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the finish area, could not complete a downhill run Saturday when her surgically repaired right knee "gave out" as she struggled to maintain her balance. The 2010 Olympic downhill champion, who tore two ligaments in the knee earlier this year, said she doesn't think she sustained any more damage during the World Cup event at Val d'Isere, France, but said she will have to be careful as she continues to prepare for the 2014 Sochi Games in February.
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