FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, 

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the U.S., clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the International Ski Federation. The FIS council met Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Oberhofen, Switzerland, and "confirmed that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other," adding in a statement that "exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules." (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the U.S., clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. Vonn's request to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the International Ski Federation. The FIS council met Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Oberhofen, Switzerland, and "confirmed that one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other," adding in a statement that "exceptions will not be made to the FIS Rules." (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
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