Vonn wants to race agianst Men in World Cup downhill

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GENEVA (AP) Lindsey Vonn's request to race against men in a World Cup downhill will be studied again by the International Ski Federation (FIS) next week.

FIS says the United States team will make the proposal at pre-season meetings in Zurich. It is expected to involve a race at Lake Louise, Canada, in the 2018-19 season.

In 2012, FIS rejected a previous request because its rules bar mixed gender races.

The governing body says Wednesday "this is certainly an anticipated topic that divides the FIS officials."

Vonn, who turns 33 next month, has a longstanding ambition to race competitively against men before she retires.

Of her record 39 World Cup downhill wins, 14 have been at Lake Louise where the men typically race in late-November, one week before the women.

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