Lindsey Vonn’s Request to Race Men Formalized by U.S. Ski Body
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association said it has sent a letter to the International Ski Federation, asking the governing body to consider a request by U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn to race against men.
Olympic downhill champion Vonn had approached the FIS in early October with her request to race compete in a men’s World Cup downhill on Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
Bill Marolt, president and chief executive of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has written to FIS president Gian Franco Kasper, asking for Vonn’s request to be considered by the FIS Council which is scheduled to meet in Switzerland on Nov. 3, USSA said in a statement on its website today.
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