Lindsey Vonn: I'm representing the United States, but not Trump at Olympics

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

In an interview with CNN, American skiing great Lindsey Vonn said that she is definitely looking forward to representing her country in the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Vonn, 33, shot to stardom after winning the gold in the Downhill at Vancouver 2010, but she's dealt with serious injury issues since then.

"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the President", Vonn said. It's clear that he wouldn't get 100% attendance. "I want to represent our country well, and I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

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. No actually I think every US team member is invited so no I won't go.

Trump launched a sensational attack on NFL players who have kneeled in protest of the national anthem during a speech in Alabama in September, challenging the league's owners to release anyone who engages in the movement started past year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry said he didn't want to visit the White House in celebration of his team's National Basketball Association title, sparking a back-and-forth between Trump and the Warriors.

Olympic figure skating hopefuls Ashley Wagner and Nathan Chen have also reportedly said they would not visit the White House at President Trump's invitation.

"I have to win to be invited [to the White House]".

While some Olympic athletes may be critical of Trump and his policies, don't expect them to openly protest the US president at the Games.

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