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Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn Out Of Sochi Games

8:49 AM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
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Lindsey Vonn after competing in the women's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup on Dec. 21. (Photo: Franck Fife, AFP/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn won't be competing at the Sochi Olympics, she announced in a statement

"I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," read the statement released on Today on Tuesday. "I did everything I could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I'm having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the world championships at home in Vail next February."

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