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Is Lindsey Vonn a victim of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx?

February 10, 2010 |  2:47 pm

Si Now that Lindsey Vonn's quest for multiple gold medals is beginning to look doubtful, one thing is certain -- the Sports Illustrated cover jinx is still alive.

Don't act like it's some media-inspired phenomenon that only gets us through slow news days. Many athletes have been struck down by bad luck following their SI cover appearances; from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Ryan Leaf, the jinx knows no boundaries.

But Vonn's Vancouver tale is still up in the air. Even though she admitted Wednesday that there's a chance she might not compete, there's still a chance she can ski and even win gold.

But what do you think? Are Vonn's Olympic aspirations cursed?

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Lindsey Vonn. Credit: Chicago Tribune via Sports Illustrated