Monday, 18 December, 2017

Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent President Donald Trump at Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Representing 'People of the United States, Not the President' at Winter Olympics Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics
Rita Gibson | 07 December, 2017, 21:27

In an interview with CNN, Vonn was asked what it will be like to compete for the USA when Trump is the president.

"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent-what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremonies", Vonn said.

She continued, "I want to represent our country well". Asked if she would visit the White House, Vonn flatly said "Nope".

Trump's controversial presidency has seen him attack the National Football League for allowing players to protest over the racial inequality in the United States - even referring to demonstrating players as "sons of bitches". "No, actually I think every US team member is invited.so no, I won't go".

Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson said she will not go to the White House if the team is invited again after winning its fourth National Basketball Association title.

Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile
The move has paid off, as Wade is averaging 12.9 points per game on 48 percent shooting since taking on a reserve role October 24. Rose delivered his remarks on the court at Quicken Loans Arena prior to the team's warmups, McMenamin reports.

The games, which take place from February 9th through the 25th, represent perhaps her last chance to "represent [her] country well".

Her remarks about US President Donald Trump came in an interview with CNN's Alpine Edge as the 33-year-old prepares to make what is expected to be her final appearance at an Olympics. In the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, she won gold in the downhill and bronze in the Super-G. "If I were invited to the White House, which I consider a great honor, I would not attend".

The presence of American athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is still "an open question" because of the continued tensions in the region, according to the United States' ambassador to the United Nations.

Traditionally, members of the United States Olympic team are invited to the White House following the Games in celebration of their accomplishments.

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