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Lindsey Vonn optimistic for Lake Louise after super-G training

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Lindsey Vonn took her first super-G training runs since her Nov. 19 crash and, while she’s not sure about racing next week, is “encouraged” by her rehab.

Vonn skied in Vail, Colo., on Friday, a day after freeskiing in Vail with “no issues,” the U.S. Ski Team doctor said.

Vonn partially tore her right ACL in a training crash at Copper Mountain last week, the same knee she blew out at the World Championships in February.

Vonn told The Associated Press her knee is “a lot better than everyone expected.” The AP also asked Vonn about her readiness for races in Lake Louise, Alberta, next week.

“I’m not sure yet,” she said. “As it looks right now, yeah.”

The World Cup races in Lake Louise include downhills on Dec. 6-7 and a super-G on Dec. 8.

U.S. Ski Team depth on display in Beaver Creek, Lake Louise

Zika won’t stop Olympics; only war has done that, historian says

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 07:  A general view of the Christ The Redeemer statue atop the Corcovado on July 7, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world’s best known Olympic historian says it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

David Wallechinsky tells The Associated Press that “the only time the Games have been cancelled is in war — World War I and World War II. Other than that, nothing has done it.”

Wallechinsky says “it’s pretty late to move the Games, so I’m sure they’ll go forward” and open Aug. 5.

Brazil is the epicenter of the rapidly spreading mosquito-borne Zika epidemic, which is also generating rumors that South America’s first Games may be called off.

Brazil’s sports minister says that canceling the Games “is not in discussion,” and Rio organizers and the IOC have repeatedly shot down the notion it’s even being considered.

‘Race’ film clip of 1936 Olympic long jump (video)

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“Race,” a film about 1936 Olympic legend Jesse Owens‘ triumphs in the face of Nazi Germany, hits theaters Feb. 19.

In the above clip, Owens competes in long jump qualifying after receiving a tip from fellow jumper German Luz Long to avoid fouling on his last attempt to advance to the final.

Owens would then beat Long in the final, though the pair forged a friendship.

In other clips, Owens, played by Stephan James, speaks with his Ohio State coach, Larry Snyder, played by Jason Sudeikis. Watch that here.

Also, Owens discusses taking part in the Olympics amid racial prejudice in the U.S. Watch that here.

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