Vonn happy to mix sport and politics ahead of Olympics
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn says she won’t stop expressing political views, though her main goal is regaining the Olympic downhill title.
The ski star says after a World Cup race, “it’s not necessarily my place to be sticking my nose in politics, but as an athlete I do have a voice.”
Vonn told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday she would “absolutely not” visit the White House if the United States Olympic team gets a traditional post-games invitation.
She told CNN she hoped “to represent the people of the United States, not the president” at the Pyeongchang Games in February.
Vonn tells reporters Friday: “I was asked my opinion and I gave it.”
She did not name President Donald Trump, though identified Colin Kaepernick as an athlete activist she admired.