Posted: Thu January 23, 2014 3:54PM; Updated: Thu January 23, 2014 3:53PM

Lindsey Vonn not working in Sochi for NBC

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Lindsey Vonn's knee buckled on a Dec. 21 run, forcing her to withdraw from competing in Sochi.
Lindsey Vonn's knee buckled on a Dec. 21 run, forcing her to withdraw from competing in Sochi.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn won't be at the Sochi Olympics to ski, and she won't be there working for NBC, either.

Jim Bell, executive producer of Olympics coverage for NBC, said Thursday that Vonn's knee injury left her unable to travel to Russia to be part of NBC's team. NBC had expressed an interest in Vonn after the 2010 Olympic downhill champion announced this month she wouldn't be able to seek gold again.

Bell didn't rule out a stateside role for Vonn, saying that it's still being talked about.

Bell also said he didn't expect the Sochi Olympics to match the ratings of the 2010 Vancouver games because the time difference prevents live prime-time competition.

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