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Lindsey Vonn’s bid to race men has support, but delayed

Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Men's and Women's Downhill

ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 16: Lindsey Vonn of the USA seen during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals Men’s and Women’s Downhill on March 16, 2016 in St Moritz, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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Lindsey Vonn will not learn if she will be allowed to race men until after the Olympics.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) executive board tabled the U.S. proposal until May, according to U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

FIS was originally expected to review it and possibly decide on it on Thursday at meetings in Zurich.

It was tabled because Vonn’s proposal is to race men not this upcoming season, but in the 2018-19 season.

“There is support for the proposal among members of the executive board, but also many points to clarify with FIS,” U.S. Alpine Director Patrick Riml said in a press release. “We’re encouraged by the discussion and the fact that we now have a formal proposal in front of FIS which we can review with FIS in more detail during the season ahead.”

Vonn, eyeing what should be her fourth and final Olympics, plans to open her season the first week of December at her favorite venue, Lake Louise.

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