Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies".

She continued, "I want to represent our country well". When asked whether she would accept an invitation to the White House should she win in Pyeongchang, Vonn offered a blunt "Absolutely not".

Vonn claimed her gold medal in the downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Games and also added a bronze medal in the super-G despite battling a nasty bone bruise on her shin.


While training for the 2018 games after fracturing her humerus bone and being unable to compete in the 2014 Olympics, Vonn made news by submitting a proposal to the International Ski Federation that would allow her to race with men in any World Cup downhill during the 2018-19 season.

Now comes the part where Donald Trump says she was never invited anyway.

The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".


Lindsey Vonn sat down with CNN to talk about the upcoming Winter Olympics which the United States may or may not end up sending athletes to for safety reasons.

The 33-year-old is the latest in a series of prominent United States athletes who have snubbed the Trump administration. Nope. But I have to win to be invited so - no, actually I think every USA team member is invited. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

But she has already revealed that she won't be accepting an invite to the White House, and went as far as to criticise Trump for how he represents America around the globe.


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