Documentation mix-up delays Vonn's departure for Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn was left questioning whether she would even make it to the Winter Olympics after confusion over documentation left her flight grounded on Wednesday.

Hoping to reach South Korea in time for Friday's opening ceremony, the 2010 downhill skiing gold medallist boarded a Lufthansa flight as she set out on her journey for Pyeongchang.

However, Vonn and her fellow passengers - including her dog Lucy - were forced to disembark the plane, explaining: "Apparently we don't have the right documentation to fly".

The American kept her Twitter followers informed as the drama unfolded, even holding a poll on the length of time it would take her to reach Seoul.

A grateful Vonn was eventually allowed to board a new aircraft after six hours of waiting and should still reach South Korea in plenty of time to make that opening ceremony!

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