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Lindsey Vonn Won't Be Competing In The Sochi Olympics

The World Cup Alpine ski racer said she is "devastated" to not be competing.

Posted on January 7, 2014, at 9:05 a.m. ET

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she won't compete in the Sochi Olympics:

Vonn explained that she's had to overcome "having no ACL" and that her knee is "just too unstable to compete at this level."

Vonn at a race in in Val d'Isere, French Alps, Dec. 21, 2013.
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Vonn at a race in in Val d'Isere, French Alps, Dec. 21, 2013.

Vonn tweeted that she was "devastated" by her choice.

I am devastated to announce that I will not be competing in Sochi. My FB page has the whole story. http://t.co/7KHSXa0xYJ

lindsey vonn

@lindseyvonn

I am devastated to announce that I will not be competing in Sochi. My FB page has the whole story. http://t.co/7KHSXa0xYJ

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Vonn also added that she'll undergo surgery soon so that she can prepare for the World Championships "at home in Vail" in February 2015.

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