Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics


Skiier Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia. She will have surgery “shortly.” Vonn said she is “devastated” to miss the Olympics. She took home two medals from the 2010 Vancouver Games, including becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in the downhill. Vonn is also a four-time overall World Cup champion and the most recognized name in Alpine skiing. – Associated Press

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