How to watch Lindsey Vonn's final Olympic race: Recap, TV channel, stream, schedule
Lindsey Vonn says she's skiing for her late grandfather in likely her final Winter Olympics
After, Lindsey Vonn has one more chance to get gold in these Games: The combined. Whether you're or due to her anti-Trump comments, Vonn's Olympic career will likely be coming to a close on Thursday.
She wasin one of wildest finishes in Winter Olympics history, and medaled in the downhill. Now Vonn's attention will turn to the combined. Vonn after making a slight bobble on the bottom of the course that sent her wide on a turn and cost her precious time. Vonn won the bronze in super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and took gold in the downhill. She then lost out to close friend Sofia Goggia from Italy and Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway for gold and silver, with Goggia taking gold. Now, with fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin in the combined.
We've got you covered with all the info you need: Events, dates, TV and stream info and a bio blast on Vonn since you last saw her in an Olympics eight years ago in Vancouver.
How to watch Lindsey Vonn at the Winter Olympics
Date: Thursday, Feb. 22
Event: Women's combined
Time: 8 p.m.-midnight ET
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Date: Friday, Feb. 23
Event: Women's combined gold medal run
Time: 12:35-2 a.m. ET
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
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What's Vonn's Olympic history?
Lindsey Vonn's road back to the Winter Olympics hasn't been easy. After winning a gold medal to go with a bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, injuries kept one of Team USA's most famous Olympians out of the 2014 Sochi Games. She tore her ACL in 2013, and seemed absolutely heartbroken to have to miss the 2014 Olympics after the knee wouldn't hold up to the rigors of competition. Now at 33, facing what will likely be her last Olympics, Vonn is looking at Pyeongchang as the last unfinished business in a historic ski racing career.
"Eight years has been a very long time," she told the Associated Press, via CNBC. "Obviously, I was very ... disappointed and devastated and frustrated that I missed Sochi. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I'm ready.''
Vonn won a gold and a bronze medal in Vancouver. She was 25 at the time. She made her Olympic debut in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games at just 17, skiing the slalom and combined (downhill and slalom), where she finished sixth. She was a medal favorite entering the 2006 Turin Olympics but a violent crash in her second run of downhill training sent her to the hospital in a helicopter. Undaunted, a severely-bruised and sore Vonn left the hospital after one night and skied in the downhill two days later, finishing eighth. She also battled through injury in Vancouver, overcoming a severe bone bruise to absolutely smoke the women's downwhill and bump teammate Julia Mancuso to the silver medal.
How has she done in recent events?
Vonn couldn't be entering the Pyeongchang Games in a better spot. She's coming off back-to-back downhill wins last weekend in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, at what was her final tune-up before the Pyeongchang Olympics. Sunday's win marked her third straight in the discipline after also winning in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, two weeks ago.
"Two wins is as good as it gets, really. It's just been a perfect weekend," Vonn told the Associated Press. "It has really been the exact preparation that I was hoping for going into South Korea."
What Olympic events will Vonn be in?
Vonn is only one of six women to win World Cup races in all five alpine disciplines: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and combined, which pairs a downhill run with a slalom run. But she likely won't be skiing in all five at the Pyeongchang Games after telling the AP that she plans to compete in downhill, super-G and the combined event at the Olympics.
What's Vonn's resume outside of the Olympics?
In a word? Impeccable. Vonn has the most World Cup wins of any woman at 81, and she's only five behind all-time leader Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn has every possibility of breaking Stenmark's record. She also owns 135 World Cup podium finishes (top 3) and has won four World Cup overall championships and is one of only two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Moser-Pröll. Vonn won three consecutive overall titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and her last in 2012. She also owns a record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline (2008–2013, 2015, 2016), five titles in super-G (2009–2012, 2015), and three consecutive titles in the combined (2010–2012). In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title -- an all-time record among men or women, passing Stenmark, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.
What's her beef with Donald Trump?
Vonn, speaking to CNN in early December, said.
"Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president," Vonn told CNN. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony. 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 is one of many U.S. athletes to voice criticisms of the Trump administration in the lead-up to the Games, but she's arguably the most famous. And, after her CNN comments made the rounds on the internet, Vonn says she came under heavy fire from Trump supporters,
Vonn clarified her remarks in an Instagram post.
As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I've received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same "team.". That does not mean that Olympic athletes don't have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don't have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being "anti-Trump." We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that "shining city on a hill."
Where do I know her face from?
Pretty much everywhere. Vonn has been all over the map. She dated Tiger Woods from March 2013 to May 2015 after meeting him at 2012 charity event, and before Woods she was married to fellow skier Thomas Vonn. After their 2011 announcement of divorce, Vonn obviously kept his last name. She appeared as a guest star in "Law & Order," and appeared in dozens of different publications. She also Super Bowl that highlighted her training regimen, along with her road to the Winter Olympicsduring the
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