The 33-year-old Vonn is getting ready for the final act of a long and illustrious career. "I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that", Vonn, who is in Switzerland preparing for February's Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, told CNN Wednesday.
In the same week that saw Russian Federation banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the issue of whether or not the United States will send its top athletes to compete for gold is supposedly up in the air.
Vonn is coming off a crash Friday in the women's downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, a track that she has owned over the years, claiming 18 of her record 77 World Cup wins there.
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"I want to represent our country well", she continued.
"I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony. I don't think that there are a lot of people now in our government that do that".
Vonn has suffered a catalog of injuries throughout her career. He has repeatedly criticized NFL players who have followed Colin Kaepernick's example by kneeling during the national anthem, even going as far as to call for anyone who knelt to be "fired".
Asked if she would attend any possible White House reception for the US Olympic team after the Games - a common tradition - Vonn replied: "Absolutely not". She broke her arm past year and is still recovering from nerve damage.