Lindsey Vonn helps Minnesota Super Bowl bid for 2018

Lindsey Vonn

Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn was included as part of the Twin Cities’ pitch to land Super Bowl LII in 2018.

The 2010 Olympic downhill champion was one of at least four famous people with ties to the state who taped speeches “touting Twin Cities virtues,” according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The others were Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, former Vikings coach Bud Grant and TV chef Andrew Zimmern.

The Minnesota group received 15 minutes to present in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon to NFL owners, who will then vote to pick the host city. New Orleans and Indianapolis were the other two finalists.

Super Bowl LII is slated for Feb. 4, 2018, as usual the Sunday before the Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony. Vonn, 29, hopes to ski at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after missing the Sochi Olympics due to knee injuries.

Vonn was born in St. Paul, grew up in nearby Burnsville and learned to ski there on Buck Hill. She moved to Colorado when she was 11.

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