US Skier Doesn't Want to Represent Trump in Winter Olympics

There is still a question over whether American athletes will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 33-year-old skier added that if she were invited to the White House after the Olympics, she would turn down the invitation.

United States skiing star Lindsey Vonn said Thursday she would not go to the White House for a post-Winter Olympics reception, aligning herself with other athletes who have protested against President Donald Trump. "No, but I have to win to be invited".

CNN asked Vonn how she will feel representing the US under Trump after competing during the terms of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

"I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", added Vonn, 33, who is eyeing her second Olympic gold medal at the South Korea Games.

"Absolutely not", she said.

Typically, the entire U.S. Olympic squad gets an invite to the White House after the games. She missed the 2014 Games through injury. "And I want to represent our country well and I don't think there are a lot of people now in our government who do that".

The alpine skier, who long dominated her sport outside of the marquee quadrennial event, boasts just two Olympic medals, winning a gold in the downhill and a bronze in the Super-G at the 2010 Vancouver games. "And I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", she said.

In an era where professional sports, politics and social awareness have become inextricable from each other, many sportspeople have hit back at Trump.

It's not exactly as though the president has not done something like this before.

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