Sport Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics

03:09  08 december  2017
03:09  08 december  2017 Source:   The Hill

Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

  Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 37-year-old had a successful year in the absence of her sister Serena through pregnancy, climbing to number five in the singles rankings after finishing runner-up at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the WTA Finals.The seven-time grand slam winner has competed in five previous Olympics tournaments, starting in 2000, and has won three golds in the women's doubles event with Serena and one gold in the singles competition.

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn on Wednesday criticized President Trump , saying she doesn’t believe he represents the country well. " I want to represent our country well. I don ' t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that," Vonn told CNN.

From the perfect snow to the design - Team USA's skiers are very comfortable with the downhill course in South Korea and that could translate into some Olympic hardware.

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USA TODAY - U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn , one of the biggest names slated to compete in February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, took a shot at President Donald Trump when asked about her passion to compete for her country. "Well, I hope to represent the people of the United

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn , one of the biggest names slated to compete in February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, took a shot at President Donald Trump when asked about her passion to compete for her country. "Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn on Wednesday criticized President Trump, saying she doesn't believe he represents the country well.

"I want to represent our country well. I don't think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that," Vonn told CNN.

She added that she hopes "to represent the people of the United States, not the president" at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The skier also said she would not accept an invitation to the White House if she won another gold medal at next year's Winter Olympics.

Russia banned from 2018 olympics over doping © Provided by The Hill Russia banned from 2018 olympics over doping The 2018 Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 9. They are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Trump has criticized athletes and sports league executives since taking office. In September, he rescinded an invitation to the White House to Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry after Curry said he didn't want the team to visit following its NBA championship.

Since the start of this year's NFL season, Trump has blasted players who have kneeled or raised a fist during the national anthem prior to games. He has also been critical of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for allowing them to protest without punishment.

Trump last month feuded with LaVar Ball, whose son was one of three UCLA basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges in China. Trump called Ball an "ungrateful fool" for not showing Trump enough appreciation for assisting in the players' release.


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