The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) January 7, 2014
Wonder if NBC is going to take Lindsey Vonn out of the Olympics promo it's running right now.
— David Nelson (@DavidNelsonNews) January 8, 2014
NBC said they would welcome a discussion with Lindsey Vonn if she wanted to work with them in Sochi. But they have NOT spoken to her. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 7, 2014
Vonn out of Olympics means no NBC shots of Tiger Woods watching her ski down the slopes.
— Ed Sherman (@Sherman_Report) January 7, 2014
Anyone else feel like NBC put all of their support behind Lindsey Vonn and now they're scrambling to find a new 'sweetheart' to focus on? — Jonny Klemchuk (@jonnyklemchuk) January 8, 2014
That new sweetheart may be 18-year-old figure skater Gracie Gold, who is in action at the US trials this week.
Like most teenagers, Gold took to Instagram this week to give the world a selfie.
GoldWorld slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin could be the woman to fill Vonn's void and she revealed her secret nutrition weapon on Instagram before winning her second World Cup race of the season in Italy last weekend.
Canada would probably trade 10 gold medals for the big one, victory in men's ice hockey, and the announcement of their roster this week produced a great deal of anticipation, debate and national pride on Twitter.
— Cherry Ye (@cherryye) January 7, 2014
Announce the names so we can all argue about them already @CDNOlympicTeam
— Michael Speight (@Speight19) January 7, 2014
— HulkSmash (@Sask80) January 7, 2014
— Peter Akman (@PeterAkmanCTV) January 7, 2014
The torch relay continues and still not a single Russian children's TV presenter has had a protester try to wrestle the implement from her. Instead they've created exciting artworks, such as this one in the city of Perm near the Ural mountains.
Of course the organising committee are trying to build anticipation ahead of the Games with shots of the new facilities on Instagram. Our final thought for this week - couldn't they have photoshopped out the blocks of flats?