International Ski Federation Will Formally Consider Allowing Lindsey Vonn To Race Men

International Ski Federation Will Formally Consider Allowing Lindsey Vonn To Race Men

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International Ski Federation Will Formally Consider Allowing Lindsey Vonn To Race Men

Mar 15, 2017; Aspen, CO, USA; Lindsey Vonn of the United States during the women’s downhill alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

For the past few years Lindsey Vonn’s has let it be known that she would like to race against the men. Now the 32-year-old Olympic champion may soon have her chance. Next week, the International Ski Federation will formally consider a proposal put forth by U.S. Ski and Snowboard to allow Vonn to enter any World Cup downhill race next season, NBC Sports reports.

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“Further details are still unknown, but this is certainly an anticipated topic that divides the FIS officials,” FIS, which will hold technical meetings in Zurich on Oct. 5, said in a statement (via NBC Sports).

July 12, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn arrives for the 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

 

Back in 2012 the FIS officials denied her first proposal to race the men noting, “that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other.”

 

If Vonn is given a one-time exemption to race the she will most likely choose to enter the men’s race at Lake Louise, a favorite course of hers that’s hosted 18 of her 77 World Cup victories.

 

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