Vonn to be protected by bodyguards at ski worlds

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SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) -- With media attention on her personal life intensifying and some 400,000 fans expected, Lindsey Vonn will be surrounded by bodyguards at the Alpine skiing world championships starting Tuesday.

Vonn says that her sponsor, Red Bull, "has kindly hired security for me just to make sure I can get in and out and not have any difficulty. But I don't expect there to be any problems, but it's better to be safe than sorry."

Gossip sites have been filled with reports over a supposed relationship between Vonn and Tiger Woods, and Vonn was asked by a local TV reporter whether the golfer would be coming to watch her ski.

Vonn replied, "Oh my God! I don't know. You should ask him. ... I have no idea. I have no idea."