Lindsey Vonn says she will race Friday in a World Cup downhill, her first competition in 10 months. In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press and USA Today Sports, Vonn says she is "confident and excited" about racing for the first time since a high-speed crash at the world championships in February, when she tore two ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in her lower leg. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Of the many injuries that can befall a downhill ski racer, John Kucera's is an unusual one. The 2009 world downhill champion isn't racing in the season-opening World Cup downhill Saturday or in Sunday's super-G at Lake Louise, Alta. Kucera was the first Canadian man to stand atop the podium at Lake Louise when he won the super-G in 2006. He also won a silver in the discipline in 2008. Full Story.
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Lindsey Vonn has completed her first official World Cup downhill training run of the season without a hitch. The American was the 10th skier out of the gate Wednesday, when the temperature was below zero. Full Story.