Lindsey Vonn to Make Television Broadcasting Debut at World Cup Races this Weekend

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Who is Lindsey Vonn?
The winningest woman in World Cup history. Credit: The Associated Press

Olympic Gold medallist Lindsey Vonn, the winningest woman in World Cup history, is scheduled to make her television broadcasting debut this weekend. Vonn will be commentating and offering expert analysis on the women’s downhill and super-G races in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

“It’s so special for me to be seeing ski racing through a different lens. I’m excited to be commentating for NBC Sports on Olympic Channel and use my expertise in the sport to add color to the stories of the incredible athletes, many of whom I competed against and know very well.”

– Lindsey Vonn

Vonn is no stranger to the television cameras, having recently hosted a reality TV show, The Pack, on Amazon Prime.

Injuries forced Vonn to retire from ski racing almost two years ago as one of the most decorated skiers of all time. Over the course of her career, she won 82 World Cup races, which is the most by a woman and second-most all-time behind only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Participating in four Olympic games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018), Vonn amassed three Olympic medals, including gold in the downhill at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, where she became the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill gold.

Vonn is one of only seven women to have won World Cup races in all five major alpine skiing disciplines — downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined. She is a four-time winner of the overall World Cup title and won a women’s record 16 career World Cup discipline titles. Vonn owns two career victories at the downhill World Cup stop in Crans Montana, Switzerland, and a Super-G podium finish.

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