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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, speaks with a trainer during a course inspection on the glacier of Soelden, in 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/Giovanni Auletta, File)
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, speaks with a trainer during a course inspection on the glacier of Soelden, in 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/Giovanni Auletta, File)

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