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Lindsey Vonn won't ski at Sochi Games
Lindsey Vonn won't ski at Sochi Games

The U.S. Olympic team lost one of its biggest stars — and most recognizable faces — when Lindsey Vonn announced Tuesday that a lingering knee injury will force her to skip the 2014 Sochi Games. Now comes the question: Who on the American squad can fill the void? After much speculation, Vonn abandoned her quest to defend the Olympic downhill title and will undergo surgery to repair her right knee. "I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough," she said in a statement. "But the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete." The U.S. squad — and NBC, which paid billions for broadcast rights — had been...