As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I've received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same "team.". That does not mean that Olympic athletes don't have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don't have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being "anti-Trump." We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that "shining city on a hill."
It’s here! Steep Road to the Olympics officially releases today. Excited to bring this to life - check out the launch trailer for the video game that features interviews with me and other Olympians :) More info available at steepgame.com
It's official! You can now buy my race helmet for yourself! The helmet will only be available for a limited time and proceeds will help support The Lindsey Vonn Foundation. Check it out at www.goldenhelmet.briko.com .
Hey guys! I'm excited to kick off my season with the Lindsey Vonn Foundation Podium Pledge! I am competing this winter to make a difference for girls everywhere and I invite you to support my mission. By making a pledge, you’ll commit an amount you’ll donate to my foundation for every time I'm on the podium; 1st, 2nd or 3rd, including the Olympics. Then, every time I make the podium, you’ve made a donation and girls everywhere win. Pledge your support by visiting: https://www.lindseyvonnfoundation.org/podiumpledge #LindseyVonnFoundation #PodiumPledge
3,2,1...final testing is done and now it’s time to get back to the slopes! Looking forward to being on the mountain again for so many reasons, but first i have a hard weekend ahead of me. I will share more soon. ❤️
It may not have been the result I was looking for this weekend but i was happy to be back racing GS after not racing that event in over 600 days. I’m a little rusty but I know where to improve. On to the next one! Lake Louise here I come!!!
My birthday thoughts...I’m another year older...but no matter how old I get or where life takes me I’m always thankful to have so many amazing and caring people in my life. They keep me grounded and love me no matter what...even when I get old 🙈 I love all of you so much! #33andthankful Stay humble and hungry. ❤️
Check out this preview of Steep: Road to the Olympics and hear pro athletes (including me :) describe the Olympic Winter Games as we gear up for PyeongChang 2018 💪🏻This expansion releases on December 5th🎯
My trip to Boston for the #under30summit with my sister was an amazing experience. Sometimes it's hard to see hope in the world we live in, but meeting the great young minds of the future certainly made me more hopeful. Thank you Forbes