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FIS rejects Vonn's request to race against men

Updated: November 3, 2012, 5:49 PM ET
Associated Press

Lindsey 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 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."

Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion, wanted to enter the men's downhill on Nov. 24 at Lake Louise, Alberta, six days before the women race ...

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