Ski Federation Rejects Lindsey Vonn's Request to Ski Against the Men

Ski Federation Rejects Lindsey Vonn's Request to Ski Against the Men

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Ski Federation Rejects Lindsey Vonn's Request to Ski Against the Men

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The International Ski Federation (FIS) has rejected Lindsey Vonn’s request to race against the men at a World Cup downhill event in Lake Louise, Canada later this month.

“The Council respected Lindsey Vonn’s proposal to participate in men’s World Cup races and confirmed that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other and exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules,” the organization said in a statement released on Saturday.

“I’m disappointed to hear that Lindsey will not be racing against the men in Lake Louise,” said Alpine Canada president Max Gartner. “I saw it as a great opportunity to raise the profile of the sport by attracting interest from people who do not normally follow ski racing.”

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