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Vonn Will Skip Ceremony To Introduce Ski Team

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Vonn, of Vail, lived up to expectations and won gold in the Olympic downhill in February 2010, in Whistler, Canada. It was the first time an American woman has won gold in the event. Vonn moved to Vail to train when she was 11. At age 20 she had her first World Cup victory. She was the overall World Cup champion several times. In 2011 while she was hanging out at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy a sophomore named Parker McDonald asked if she would attend his homecoming dance and she accepted. Vonn has been making headlines lately for her romance with golfer Tiger Woods. (photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Vonn, of Vail, lived up to expectations and won gold in the Olympic downhill in February 2010, in Whistler, Canada. It was the first time an American woman has won gold in the event. Vonn moved to Vail to train when she was 11. At age 20 she had her first World Cup victory. She was the overall World Cup champion several times. In 2011 while she was hanging out at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy a sophomore named Parker McDonald asked if she would attend his homecoming dance and she accepted. Vonn has been making headlines lately for her romance with golfer Tiger Woods. (photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will not attend a ceremony to introduce the U.S. Ski Team on Thursday.

Vonn was released from a hospital in Colorado on Wednesday, but details of her illness remain unclear and there is no indication of when she will return to skiing.

Vonn’s publicist, Lewis Kay, recently said the four-time overall World Cup champion and Olympic downhill gold medalist was “awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain.”

Before her illness, Vonn was set to be among the skiers showing up for the festivities in Vail, where she lives. Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso are expected to attend.

Health permitting, Vonn’s next scheduled races are the giant slalom and slalom in Aspen on Thanksgiving weekend, followed by speed events in Lake Louise, Alberta.

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