Lindsey Vonn joins NBC as Olympic correspondent

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Lindsey Vonn will not compete in the Sochi Olympics, but she will report on the Games as a correspondent for TODAY and NBC Sports.

Gold medal alpine skier Lindsey Vonn will join NBC as an Olympic correspondent for TODAY and NBC Sports during the 2014 Winter Olympics. In her new role, Vonn will report daily from the U.S. for TODAY, and she will contribute to NBC Sports Olympic coverage. As the Games unfold, Vonn will share her unique perspective on the events and the competition from an Olympian’s point of view.

In her first interview since deciding to withdraw from the Sochi Olympics, Vonn will appear on TODAY Tuesday, Jan. 28, to discuss her role at NBC and give an update on her training and rehabilitation. During the days leading up to the Opening Ceremony, Vonn will report live for TODAY from Studio 1A. She will cover how the athletes prepare physically and mentally for the Games, and she will share some of her favorite memories. After the official start of the Olympics, she will continue her reporting for TODAY and NBC Sports from the U.S. 

During the Games, fans and viewers who visit will have the opportunity to ask Vonn questions directly in real time. The timing of this Facebook chat will be announced at a later date.