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Are Tim Tebow and Lindsey Vonn dating?

There have been several reported dating rumors about Tim Tebow Lindsey Vonn however she insists they are just friends.

There have been several reported dating rumors about Tim Tebow and Lindsey Vonn, however, she insists they are just friends.

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Updated: January 15, 2012 8:22AM

The rumors have been flying.

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn watched the Bears-Broncos game from the Tebow family skybox and ‘‘Tebowed’’ after winning a World Cup women’s super-G race Dec. 7.

So Vonn and Tim Tebow must be dating, right? Some even have suggested Tebow broke up her marriage. (She and husband Thomas are divorcing.)

In her skiing column in the Denver Post, Vonn denied the rumors.

‘‘A lot of people are wondering what’s up with me and the Tebows,’’ Vonn wrote. ‘‘I’m just friends with the family. I met Tim and his brother Pete at the ESPY Awards three or four years ago in the gym. .  .  . I spent more time with Tim and his brother at the
V Foundation Golf Tournament and this year at the ESPYs.

‘‘Tim presented me with my ESPY Award this year, and we kind of chatted. I said, ‘If you want to come up to Vail and ski, let me know.’ [His brother] Robby invited me to one of their games a few weeks ago. Then we ended up being able to race at Beaver Creek, so he came up for that last Wednesday.

‘‘I pretty much know their whole family now. They’re great people. It’s pretty awesome to be able to hang out with them — and to be able to witness the amazing things Tim and the Broncos can do.

‘‘I really get inspired by other athletes. I like to believe that the impossible is possible, and people like that make you believe.’’

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