LA Picks Up Steam in Olympic Bid; Vonn Can’t Wait to Hit the Slope
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The bid by the city of Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has gotten stronger. Budapest's assembly has approved a motion to withdraw the city's bid for the Games.
The decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September.
On Olympic course debut, Vonn 1st in downhill training
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run Thursday.
Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world downhill champion from Slovenia. Stuhec is set to win her first season-long World Cup downhill title in an injury-marred season for the American.
Sofia Goggia of Italy was third fastest, 0.59 behind Vonn. A second training run is scheduled for Friday on the 2.7-kilometer (1 2/3-mile) course before Saturday's World Cup race.
Now 32, Vonn is looking to return for the Pyeongchang Olympics and regain the downhill title she won in 2010 but could not defend in 2014 because of injury.