Lindsey Vonn won't visit the White House after the Olympics

The skier is competing for a second Olympic gold in the 2018 games after triumphing in the downhill competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Vonn, who turned 33 in October, is preparing for her first Winter Olympics since 2010, when she vaulted to global stardom after capturing gold in the women's downhill and bronze in the super-G.

"Absolutely not. No", Vonn said when asked if she'd accept the invitation traditionally extended by the president to members of the Olympic and Paralympic teams.

USA skiing great Lindsey Vonn tells CNN she won't be attending White House events any time soon.

"Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president", Vonn said.

"I want to represent our country well", she further stated. "And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.




Hopeful to take home the gold, Vonn, who broke her upper right arm in late 2016 while training in Colorado in the midst of recovering from a knee injury, also spoke of her desire to compete for her country.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February will be Vonn's last. "So no, I won't go".

Lindsey Vonn in action in the Giant Slalom at the 2017 AUDI FIS Ski World Cup in Austria.

This year Trump has been embroiled in a controversy with the NFL and some of the NBA's top players - a spat with significant racial and cultural undertones - after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House.

Trump responded by saying that Curry's invitation had been "withdrawn", and the Warriors as a team later voted against visiting the White House altogether. Trump wrote on Twitter in September.

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