With attention on her personal life intensifying, Lindsey Vonn will be surrounded by bodyguards at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria.
An average of 30,000 fans per race are expected in the small Alpine village during the 13-day championships, which start Tuesday with the women’s super-G and end Feb. 17.
Vonn said Red Bull, her sponsor, has hired security ‘‘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.’’
There has been online chatter about an alleged relationship between Vonn and Tiger Woods.
Vonn took nearly a month off to fully recover from an intestinal illness that landed her in the hospital in November. She returned last month and won two races.
‘‘I'm finally coming in healthy,’’ Vonn said Sunday. ‘‘I'm definitely getting ready to get my game face on.’’
Vonn has been hit by injuries at her last five major championships.
Bobsled — Germany’s Maximilian Arndt and his crew of Marko Huebenbecker, Alexander Roediger, and Martin Putze won the world championship in St. Moritz, Switzerland, with a four-run time of 4 minutes, 20.67 seconds.
Nordic skiing — The German crew of Eric Frenzel, Manuel Faisst, Johannes Rydzek, and Bjoern Kirscheisen picked up its second straight victory in the combined World Cup team event in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, finishing the team 4-by-5-kilometer race in 51:23.3.
Ski jumping — Gregor Schlierenzauer made history in Harrachov, Czech Republic, by setting the record for most career World Cup victories in ski jumping.
The 23-year-old Austrian won a morning competition with 421.7 points for his record 47th victory.
His 48th win came in the afternoon when he finished with 191.8 points after the first round. The second round was canceled because of strong and changing winds. Retired Finnish jumper Matti Nykanen held the previous record with 46 victories.
In Sapporo, Japan, Austria’s Jacqueline Seifriedsberger won her first women’s World Cup event of the season. Seifriedsberger had jumps of 94 and 93 meters for 245.7 points.
Speedskating — Double Olympic champion Charles Hamelin earned his third victory of the season by winning the men’s 1,000-meter race at the short-track World Cup in Sochi, Russia, in 1:26.957.
Wu Daijing led China’s 1-2 finish in the men’s 500. Wu won in 41.702 seconds with Yu Jiyang second in 41.814.
Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist Park Seung-hi of South Korea won the women’s 1,000 meters in 1:30.553. Fan Kexin of China won the women’s 500 in 44.195 seconds. Russia won the men’s 5,000-meter relay, while China was first in the women’s 3,000 relay.