Ski star Lindsey Vonn

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FILE -This March 18, 2012 file photo shows Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, posing with her alpine ski, women's World Cup trophies for the super-G, super-combined, downhill and overall titles, in Schladming, Austria. The United States ski team says it hasn't had any "formal discussion" yet about the possibility of Lindsey Vonn entering a men's World Cup downhill next month. Vonn, the women's Olympic downhill champion, has written the International Ski Federation to ask whether she can challenge the men on Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta. Vonn has earned nine of her 26 World Cup downhill victories at the Canadian track, which stages women's races the following weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says "we clearly have great respect for Lindsey, her accomplishments in the sport and her desire to seek this new challenge. But we have not had any formal discussion yet between Lindsey and FIS." FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis tells The Associated Press the governing body can't make a decision on the matter until the team submits a formal request. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati, File)

FILE -This March 18, 2012 file photo shows Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, posing with her alpine ski, women's World Cup trophies for the super-G, super-combined, downhill and overall titles, in Schladming, Austria. The United States ski team says it hasn't had any "formal discussion" yet about the possibility of Lindsey Vonn entering a men's World Cup downhill next month. Vonn, the women's Olympic downhill champion, has written the International Ski Federation to ask whether she can challenge the men on Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta. Vonn has earned nine of her 26 World Cup downhill victories at the Canadian track, which stages women's races the following weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says "we clearly have great respect for Lindsey, her accomplishments in the sport and her desire to seek this new challenge. But we have not had any formal discussion yet between Lindsey and FIS." FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis tells The Associated Press the governing body can't make a decision on the matter until the team submits a formal request. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati, File)

USA Pro Challenge - Stage Four

BEAVER CREEK, CO - AUGUST 23: Jens Voigt of Germany riding for RadioShack-Nissan-TREK poses for a photo after being presented with a lifetime ski pass to Beaver Creek from American alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn following his win of Stage Four of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Beaver Creek on August 23, 2012 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

11th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree - Arrivals

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 08: Lindsey Vonn attends the 11th annual InStyle summer soiree held at The London Hotel on August 8, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 8 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: American alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn attends the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between United States and Lithuania on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: U.S. Olympian Lindsey Vonn visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

FILE - This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows United States' Lindsey Vonn skiing during her first run at the Woman's World Cup Giant Slalom Ski competition in Aspen, Colo. The four-time overall World Cup champion recently had her request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race denied by the International Ski Federation. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

FILE - This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows United States' Lindsey Vonn skiing during her first run at the Woman's World Cup Giant Slalom Ski competition in Aspen, Colo. The four-time overall World Cup champion recently had her request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race denied by the International Ski Federation. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, speaks with a trainer during a course inspection on the glacier of Soelden, in Austria. Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the International Ski Federation. The FIS council met Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Oberhofen, Switzerland, and "confirmed that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other," adding in a statement that "exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules." (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)

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