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US Ski Team backs Vonn's wish to race against men

US Ski Team backs Vonn's wish to race against men

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says it is now formally backing Lindsey Vonn's wish to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race.
Spokesman Doug Haney says the USSA has "asked the International Ski Federation to discuss the issue" during a Nov. 3-4 meeting in Switzerland. The FIS could not be immediately reached for comment.
Four-time overall World Cup champion Vonn wants to take part in the men's downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta on Nov. 24, six days before the women race on the same course.
FIS rules don't exclude women from competing in a men's race, but they don't allow skiers on the course a week before a race to prevent them from getting an advantage.
Vonn has said she will back down on her plan if FIS doesn't allow her a start in the women's race as well.


Updated : 2021-06-16 16:41 GMT+08:00