** 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. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)

Photo by: Alessandro Trovati

** 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. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)