This is the only US athlete I will not be supporting. I do not care what each athletes’ political opinions are. As an American I expect them to compete for everyone’s AMERICA! Mrs Vonn only competes for herself and what she supports. I choose not to support her.
Cannot stand the fact that she talks bad about the president of the country she is representing. She can have an opinion-no problem- but have some class, Lindsey (no longer a fan)
When given the opportunity to express an opinion in our world.eg Facebook or twitter why would it be wrong for someone express themselves when they have an opportunity share as a result oftheir own personal victories.. Double standards I think hidden behind the words i don't care which party..YES YOU DO OR you wouldn't bother expressing yourself here. Good news is She will ignore you all do nothings...
News flash: Your anger about people that have bigger platforms than the rest of us to say what the other 70% of the country is thinking is hilarious. Guess that's the only way to get that through your Fox News bubble barrier?
Sorry for everyone that haves to read the hater comments, note that she want to represent America, she never said anything about politics or any political party. It’s almost like when she dissed Trump people felt she disrespected the USA because of that. It’s like they exaggerate the whole story upon the reaction of ones point of view.
Wat rubbish media influencers..pls asked them wat kind of contribution they have contributed to SporeEconomy..n wat the hell they know abt Budget 2018 ..are u ok Channel NewsAsia’s Lin Suling..wat are we learning..wasting our hard earned taxpayers money..on them..tis is a joke..👎👎👎..its people money not MOF money..b smart, pratical n logic for once..🤬🤬🤬
"Drawn the attention...."??? Fake news. More like drawn the ire of Sporeans. What "influencers"??? I dont even know got just people. I can make up my own mind, so don't my tax dollars on such gimmick. Is this why taxes need to be increased??
Paying influencers is a form of FAKE news isnt it? Those whom you pay must say how good is the budget without any down sides... how can this be acceptable?
Apparently, no one has to follow any rules anymore and can get away with anything, as long as money is on the table. The corruption and hypocrisy is off of the charts.
If there were so many clean athletes why ban the team in the first place? The IOC is a total joke of an organization that acts more politically than sportingly.
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Pierce is such a punk...but he's also very crazy. His "religious" ideas alone would let many people die rather than get medical treatment...because they don't have enough "Jesus", and christians evidently never get sick.. Pence is a rotten bastard.
Adam Rippon has just responded to the notion of Mike Pence leading the US athletes....to South Korea Olympic Games!
Bravo for your courage and voice!!
‘RIPPON A NEW ONE! for President! ‘
I would vote for him.
Apparently Pence's aid should do a little research about her boss before she looks and sounds just as dumb as Sarah Huckabee Sanders does. Pence's views and actions towards the LGBT community are well documented.
1 Corinthians 6: 9 "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 will inherit the kingdom of God." GETTING MARRIED ON A CHURCH IT IS AN OXYMORON FOR HOMOSEXUALS AND SODOMITES
eventually the military will be all gay -and become even more feared -just as in the days of Alexander the great and his COMPANIONS the all gay elite shock troops-so feared that men would commit suicide rather than face them in battle.
It does look strange to see two men kiss like that , but if they love each other and true to each other why should anyone care ?
I agree Ross got robbed but if you look at the criteria for going Ross didn’t have the resume. It’s not just one event to determine who goes and who doesn’t. They look at the overall season of the skaters. So if you look between Ross and Adam, Adam had a better resume. It’s sad to see this happen but it happened in 2014 with the women’s as well. If it was just one event Ross would have gone. This isn’t the only sport to do this gymnastics does the same thing.
I’m a huge fan of Jason’s but I realize he can’t come through with his jumps. Ross skated the program of his life. Rippon has not been on par with Olympic readiness.
You’ve removed the sport from men’s ice skating! Ross Miner won this spot and is mentally and physically peaked. You don’t take the Silver medalist from nationals off the team! Political and unfair. Another reason why men’s figure skating lags in popularity!
I hope Rippon doesn’t usurp one of the top three stops. I didn’t like his comment that the only way he’d be left off the team was if the other skaters’ mothers were judging. Team USA doesn’t need that diva attitude. They need to prop each other up, especially for the team event.
Chen and Zhou should go. Chen is obviously the best but Zhou can compete with all the best in the world. Honestly the other US men cannot do that. Zhou is also the future of US men’s figure skating and was underscored in the technical for his jumps. Miner definitely should be considered but if any one of the three gets replaced, it should be him with Rippon. Miner has literally never performed the way he did last night and under Olympic pressure, it’s unlikely he can replicate it.
Doubt the top 3 will go for the men. Chen yes. Several events are considered and Minor and Zhou didn’t compete in all of them. This is my guess Chen. Obviously. Well earned. Rippon ( hopefully with attitude change) and ??? On the 3rd.
They made the right choice this time....leaving Ashley Wagner at home. If she thought she deserved to....she should have performed better and more consistently through out the year. Don't like the fact that she she she's entitled to go like last time. Needs to earn it just like everyone else!
Bradie will need the share of her life to medal in South Korea, her jumps are lovely but she lacks sophistication, that will come but I don’t think this year
Congrats to all. Bradie Tennell was super and with the way she is able to handle a case of nerves, she is the one to get to the gold.
I think the top 3 deserve to go....Ashley’s routine wasn’t that great, she didn’t deliver on the fundamentals that were needed to progress to the Olympics. She has no one to blame but herself.. I will be highly disappointed if I hear that she knocked someone off the team due to her temper tantrum..They did it once & I hope they don’t make that same mistake again this time around
Won't be surprised if they decided to bump Bradie for Ashley, with the reasoning she is still raw & lacking in international experience, compared with the other senior ladies. Though in my mind, there should be no doubt that the top 3 ladies should go. Had Ashley landed her 2nd triple/triple combo and her 2nd Lutz, she would have gotten 3rd place.
Little to no mention about Bradie Tennell despite the fact she absolutely showed she was far and away the superior skater and was absolutely oblivious to the pressure on her. While Wagner can be inconsistent she has the kind of charisma when she skates the others can't access.
I like that she’s consistent. If she’s going to do a Cinderella program she needs to sell it. She needs to watch the movie again. Bring out the drama and the innocence.
Bradie’s jumps are great and I’m excited to see her in the Olympics. Hoping the top three all get their spots as they have earned them. Very disappointed in Ashley’s poor sportsmanship.
No question Bradie is very talented and has great technical skill, but l do not think her program showed nearly the level of maturity or intricacy as Mirai Nugasu's program. I personally think Mirai should have won the gold, but at least Mirai will not be denied her place on the Olympic team this time. Congratulations to these young ladies on a great competition.
Katie Ledecky is truly one of the greatest athletes in history. I'm astonished by her abilities, and she seems like a genuinely nice person too. So well deserved.
She may end up winning more medals than Michael Phelps. She is truly dominant in her sport. I assume that this was why she was chosen, not because she hasn't criticized Trump. Which, BTW, she has a right to do that is protected by our Constitution.
ESPN named Cristiano Ronaldo athlete of the year but honestly no one set themselves apart more than this woman right here. I know spectating swimming isn't the greatest but she's exciting to say the least
She cannot represent the United States unless she is willing to represent all of us. I'd just as soon as see her retire and fade off into the sunset. How "TeamUSA" can sponsor her after her antics is baffling, insulting, and disgusting.
Sorry, Team USA, but I lost all respect for her when I saw her on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. She showed herself to be a demanding, self absorbed, classless person. Oh, who just happens to be a world class skier. Unfortunately, It seems as though its become a rarity to have a class act Team USA athlete on the world stage. I'm sure there are some, but it seems they aren't highlighted very often. Good regarding her athletic achievements, but as to her character (portrayed by her celebrity persona), not impressed.
She is absolutely entitled to her political opinions. When she is dumb enough to share them on the National stage she will reap what she sowed. We are entitled to disrespect her for disrespecting our president. Fair enough!?
Vonn just tainted the Olympics for all Americans. She’s just another self entitled athlete entertainer inflicting their personal political views on national television while representing America. This is so wrong and I’m tired of these snowflakes doing this.Now any medal the US wins will be meaningless and tainted since she was allowed to politicalize the US Olympic team.Sponsors should start pulling their support or the American people should stop purchasing their products until this young lady is removed from the US Olympic team.She fails to understand that the Olympics belong to the AMERICAN people and not this precious snowflake. This is America’s team and not hers to spew her anti-American and disgraceful personal views. She should be removed and that made public.
I hope vonn gets thrown off the team and makes room for someone more deserving to represent the United States. What a disgrace to team USA.
Vonn does not represent the US, leave her in PyeongChang, actually drop her in North Korea, she should fit right in! She is a stain on the US team!