09:25 AM EDT 02/12/2014
Originally posted 02/05/2014 05:00PM
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn admits it's tough not being able to defend her downhill skiing gold medal in Sochi, especially after working hard to battle back from an earlier knee injury, only to suffer a second one.
"It's hard. I just want to be there but I can't," says Vonn, 29, who made the difficult decision to sit out this Olympics once she realized her knee was too unstable to compete.
Vonn, the most accomplished female skier in U.S. history, credits her mom, Lindy Lund, with helping her stay positive no matter what challenge she has faced.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 02:15PM
Pulling out of the Winter Olympics was devastating for skiing champion Lindsey Vonn – but, thankfully, the slow recovery from her knee injury hasn't been too ruff.
"I get to spend time with my new dog," she told PEOPLE at DirecTV's Super Saturday Concert Event over the weekend. "He's keeping me happy."
The boxer-retriever mix named Leo – whom Vonn adopted from a shelter on Christmas Eve – has made a difficult turn of events so much easier for the athlete, especially since he knows exactly what she's going through.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 10:25AM
The Comeback Kid remains confident.
After partially tearing her ACL in a training accident on Nov. 19, downhill racing champ Lindsey Vonn told Today that she is guardedly optimistic she'll be ready to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begins in just 72 days.
"I'm confident it's going to be okay," the 2010 gold medalist, 29, told Matt Lauer about her knee. "At this point, that's all I can do, is stay positive. I'm kind of out of options at this point. I hope I can continue racing."
Originally posted 11/20/2013 04:00PM
Lindsey Vonn's skiing comeback may have been derailed after she reinjured her right knee in a crash on Tuesday.
The Olympic downhill champ, who suffered a serious knee injury in February that required surgery to her ACL and MCL, was hurt while training at Copper Mountain in Colorado.
"Lindsey sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall," her rep tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 06:00PM
According to Lindsey Vonn, there's more to Tiger Woods than his impressive golf swing.
"He's always making jokes," his girlfriend, 29, tells Katie Couric on an episode of Katie airing Tuesday.
"He's funny. He's really laid back. He's a great guy."
The Olympic skier, who is currently training for the Winter Olympics, told Couric the couple's similarities are what drives her to him.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 10:15AM
Originally posted 08/29/2013 01:15PM
In the three-and-a-half years since Lindsey Vonn took home gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, life's been eventful, to say the least – with America's most-decorated alpine skier skillfully enduring both ups and downs.
For starters last February, Vonn shattered her right knee in a devastating crash during a World Cup race in Austria, then spent seven grueling months rehabbing it – and assures PEOPLE she'll be ready for the 2014 Sochi Games.
But perhaps her most dramatic journey has taken place off the slopes.
Originally posted 08/18/2013 09:30AM
It was an emotional week for PEOPLE.com readers – from the shocking suicide of The Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand, to Bethenny Frankel's confession that her contentious divorce has been "brutal."
Fortunately, there was some relief: thank you, Jennifer Aniston.
Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow – and keep coming back to click on the emoticons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.
Originally posted 08/10/2013 02:20PM
A hole in one has never been such a headache for Tiger Woods.
As the pro golfer spends his weekend competing at the PGA Championship in Rochester, New York, back home at his Jupiter Island mansion, things are quickly deteriorating.
Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's sprawling 10,000-sq.-ft. waterfront mansion is sinking due to Florida's soft soil, which contains organic materials that decompose over the years – resulting in a major hassle for homeowners, reports FOX News.
Originally posted 07/15/2013 11:45AM
Mixing work and play?
As Tiger Woods prepares for Thursday's British Open kick-off, he was joined for a practice round Monday by his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn.
Although it's a bit unusual to spot a significant other on the green, the Olympic skier, 28, has all the time in the world for her beau as she recovers from knee surgery.
"I'm just in the gym right now, so I can be anywhere. I'm not skiing until September," she told PEOPLE last month. "It's been great. We haven't really been apart that much."
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