Lindsey Vonn says she would decline White House invitation


"And, you know, I want to represent our country well and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".

In an interview on CNN, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn became the latest athlete to make political headlines when she was asked about representing her country at the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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

Speaking to CNN in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two-time Olympic medalist said she takes representing the United States much more seriously than the president.

Vonn is hailed as America's best female ski racer.

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Away from the slopes, Vonn also appears willing to put her head above the parapet and speak out about USA politics. But for all her success, she only has two Olympic medals, a tally she would like to grow this winter at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry earlier this year indicated he was reluctant to attend a White House reception for the NBA champions - prompting Trump to disinvite the team. "No, but I have to win to be invited".

Lindsey Vonn, the girlfriend of golfer Tiger Woods, arrives for an event honoring the 2013 Presidents Cup golf teams on June 24, 2014 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

Last year, she broke her arm and sustained nerve damage during a preseason training crash in the U.S., delaying the start of her season until January.