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NEW YORK - Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will be working for NBC during the Winter Olympics, although she won't be traveling to Sochi.

The network said Monday the gold medalist will report on the Olympics for the "Today" show and some NBC Sports broadcasts. She joined KARE 11 Sunrise on Tuesday to talk about her new role, and the status of her troublesome right knee.

Vonn was expected to defend her championship at the Olympics, which begin next week. But a leg injury has kept her out of the competition and is preventing her from going to Russia.

NBC said Vonn will give "Today" show viewers an update on her rehabilitation and talk about how athletes prepare mentally and physically for the competition during the days leading to the games. She'll continue her broadcast work once the games start.

She also appeared on "Today" on Tuesday to discuss her new role with the network.