Lindsey Vonn gets police help into Bulgaria after forgetting passport
U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn got an assist from German police after she arrived at the Munich airport Wednesday without her passport, according to the Associated Press.
She was scheduled to fly to Sofia, Bulgaria, for a World Cup super-G and combined event to be held in Bansko this weekend, but there was one problem: She realized she left her passport over an hour and a half away in Austria.
The AP said the day was saved when Vonn was issued an emergency travel document, allowing her to catch her flight.
Vonn is currently fourth in the World Cup overall standings, according to the International Ski Federation website. Her 646 points have her trailing Slovenia's Tina Maze (985), Anna Fenninger of Austria (901) and fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin (750).
- Phil Watson