Vonn cleared to return to downhill World Cup training

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

Now Vonn — and the rest of the skiing world — will wait to find out whether she’ll actually be racing by the end of this week. The four-time overall World Cup champion and reigning Olympic downhill gold medalist is expected to start 10th in Wednesday’s first official training session at Lake Louise.

The U.S. Ski team added that a decision would not be made until Thursday on whether Vonn will return to competition for the first time since tearing right knee ligaments in a high-speed crash at the world championships last February. The scheduled races at Lake Louise are downhills on Friday and Saturday, with a super-G on Sunday.

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