VIDEO: Lindsey Vonn to speak openly on media scrutiny and injury


Lindsey Vonn: The Return, (yes kind of like Derrick Rose The Return) is an exclusive interview with the most decorated skier in U.S. history. It’s the 30-minute special, where sportscaster Steve Porino and Lindsey Vonn talk openly about everything from her history of injuries, depression and media scrutiny (obviously the decision to date Tiger Woods, the most famous athlete in the world, is a movie that invited extra media attention) to records and retirement.

We have a sneak pic video of Lindsey Vonn The Return. Watch it after the jump.



It will air on Universal Sports Network

The Lindsey Vonn special will also relive last February’s serious crash at the world championships, and there will be candid discussion of what Vonn describes as the worst injury she’s ever endured and her rapid, yet grueling, road to recovery in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill.

Lindsey Vonn The Return is airing on Universal Sports Network this Friday, November 15, at  6PM CST. A sneak-peak of Friday’s special will air on this week’s Countdown to Sochi on Wednesday, November 13, at 7 PM CST.


“What I think will strike fans is that as big a star as Lindsey Vonn has become, she’s still very much that girl with the Midwest sensibility; she’s honest, open and entirely approachable,” Porino commented. “Lindsey Vonn can be so nice that it sometimes belies the competitor beneath, but we got a good taste of that too and we witness her will, determination and outright competitive nature. I think fans can’t help but admire just how tough and driven Lindsey really is.”

“In our conversation, Lindsey Vonn was relaxed and very open about overcoming her physical, emotional and mental struggles in the face of her challenges over the past year,” said Dean Walker, SVP of production, Universal Sports Network.


Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is the only American woman to have captured downhill gold at the Olympics and the only American woman with four Alpine World Cup overall titles. With 59 World Cup wins, Vonn currently stands behind only the all-time World Cup win marks of Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 62 among women’s racers. Among men, she’s only shy of Ingemar Stenmark (86).

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the world; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS

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