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Vonn seeking legal advice over FIS decision

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Vonn seeking legal advice over FIS decision

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In an interview on Eurosport’s Ski Pass TV Show, Lindsey Vonn intimated that she's seeking legal advice about how to overturn the FIS decision that she will not be allowed to race against her male counterparts in the World Cup at Lake Louise in November....See: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/alpine-skiing-exclusive-vonn-consults-legal-team-fis-172351948.html
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If Vonn is allowed to race in the mens tour, what´s to stop the men racing in the womens tour??? Equal rights should be just that, equal rights.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
kooky, I guess that is where FIS are coming from on this, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
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Anyone expected anything different anyway? Going to court and sue someone instead of having breakfast is part of American culture... and it's being proven again... too bad she will probably have to do it in Switzerland, where this is not part of culture.
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Fattes13, Literally!
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According to some of the European Ski racing sites I belong to she is losing fans big time! Comments coming fast and thick about ego and silliness. Most seem to be angry that she wants things all her own way and is disparging about the other women on the circuit as well as the men she feels she is better than. She has been told that the rules apply, she cannot race the same hill twice in a week. The ladies are in Lake Lousie immediately after the men. Either she agrees to give up the women's races or she goes along with the FIS decision. She cannot have it both ways!

I still think it is all a huge publicity stunt to raise awareness and interest in ski racing in the US. The next round of races are based there so what better way to bring people to watch the sport than to start a "poor me" campaign. Along the lines of headlines of "US Golden girl denied ...." or "Europe runs scared of Wonder Woman Lindsey".

I can see a huge wave of Schadenfreude from this side of the Pond (and Ditch) if she does not win or every time she has a DNF this season the rate this saga is going. I've already seen plenty of jokes about Null Points both on German and French speaking sites.
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personally, i'd like to see her given a chance. otherwise the question might fester? will she do ok, or will it be akin to michelle wie on the men's golf tour etc?
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
What is the point of any sport if competitors can get lawyers to change the rules to their own liking?
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The upshot of something like this happening could be just a A divison where most of the chaps and the fastest ladies race and B division where most of the very talented and competative ladies scrap it out with not quite good enough for division A chaps!
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It doesn't really matter if I like FIS or not, and what I think (or not) about them, but at this time, of course if I would have anything to do with this decission, I would just tell her she's free to compete. But by the rules everyone else need to submit to them. This means, you need to have specific FIS points if you want to ski. And your bib is based on your WCSL position. Which both of them are non existing for her... at least there where it counts... men category. Now go to EC/Noram races, get required points, and start somewhere with number 70. And yes, you just broke the rule about no skiing on race hill week or less before race, so you are automatically disqualified from women race. Happy?
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^ This. Otherwise she should just STFU. AIUI she's been offered the chance to prove her point by forerunning. If she doen't want to do that, the longer she bitches and whines about something that was only ever a publicity stunt makes her look like foolish.


Second scenario - they give her the start but on condition she runs the men DH circuit all season - Lauberhorn, Hannenkahn etc., no complaining.
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fatbob wrote:
^ primoz - This. Otherwise she should just STFU. AIUI she's been offered the chance to prove her point by forerunning. If she doen't want to do that, the longer she bitches and whines about something that was only ever a publicity stunt makes her look like foolish.


Second scenario - they give her the start but on condition she runs the men DH circuit all season - Lauberhorn, Hannenkahn etc., no complaining.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
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