Vonn Will Not Ski Men’s World Cup

International Ski Federation denies request


The International Ski Federation has decided that Lindsey Vonn will not be allowed to participate in the men’s World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise on November 24. The Federation said in a press release that “one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other and exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules.” They welcomed Vonn to submit a request for to be a forerunner, testing the course before the men’s race, but doing so would disqualify her from the women’s event. “I’d like to have one chance in my life to race against them,” the four-time overall World Cup champion said. “Annika Sorenstam did it in golf and paved the way for women. I’m not asking for World Cup points. I just want the chance to compete.”

Via BBC News