Every time a commercial for the upcoming Olympics comes on, it's quite easy to get excited. From February 7 to 23, folks around the world will be glued to their TV screens, slack-jawed while witnessing incredible physical feats in skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey, yes, even curling. But one of the most recognizable female skiing champions will sadly not be participating this year: Lindsey Vonn is out of the Sochi Olympics due to a lingering knee injury.
She is the reigning Olympic and World Cup downhill skiing champion, but according to a post on her official Facebook page, she wrote, "I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi."
Though she's made headlines most recently due to her personal life -- dating Tiger Woods -- you've got to admit that it's going to be tough not seeing her compete for the good ol' US of A in the Olympics this year.