Bode Miller
Alpine skier
Bode Miller
Samuel Bode Miller is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and can therefore be considered the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time. Miller is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories, and is one of five other men to win World Cup events in all five disciplines.
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US coach: Bode Miller aiming to race next season at age 40
Yahoo News - about 2 months
SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) — Bode Miller is still planning on racing again. Just probably not this season.
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Bode Miller has to show he's still got speed to race again
Yahoo News - 2 months
VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — If Bode Miller wants to return to ski racing this season as he approaches the age of 40, he's going to have to show U.S. team coach Sasha Rearick that he's still got the necessary speed.
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Olympian Bode Miller Announces Baby With Intimate Postpartum Photo
Huffington Post - 4 months
Olympic skier Bode Miller shared the news of his daughter’s birth with an intimate postpartum photo on Instagram. On Nov. 5, Miller and his wife ― professional volleyball player, Morgan Beck Miller ― welcomed their second child together. The baby girl, whose name is not yet been announced, was born at home.  It was an amazing day for the Miller family yesterday as we welcomed our baby girl A photo posted by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Nov 6, 2016 at 7:52am PST “It was an amazing day for the Miller family yesterday as we welcomed our baby girl,” the dad wrote in his Instagram caption.  Miller’s photo offers a glimpse into the family’s home birth, as it shows his wife engaging in skin-to-skin contact with their newborn. The mom posted another photo of their new daughter on Instagram. “Our baby girl made her way earthside this morning,” she wrote in the caption. “7 lbs 4 oz 20.5” #grateful for another successful home birth.” O ...
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15 TO WATCH: RICK HORROW’S TOP SPORTS/NEWS/BUSINESS/MARKETING/ENDORSEMENT ISSUES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26 With Jamie Swimmer —Rome has decided to drop its bid for the 2024 Olympics, leaving only Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest as candidates to host the Summer Games. According to the AP, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the bid, saying that it would be “financially ‘irresponsible’ to pursue the bid any further given the city is barely able to get its trash picked up.” Raggi went on to bring up facts regarding the massive debts that previous Olympic hosts have incurred among her reasons for the rejection. Rome has notoriously struggled with corruption and poor public services over the past years. This marks the “second withdrawal in four years” for Rome; former Italy premier Mario Monti in ‘12 “stopped the city’s plans to bid for the 2020 Olympics because of financial problems.” Raggi, who was elected this past June, ran her campaign on the foundation that an Olympic bid was “unsust ...
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Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Men's Downhill Training
Yahoo News - about 1 year
BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO - DECEMBER 02: (FRANCE OUT) Bode Miller (here during the inspection) will be forunner with a 3D camera during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill Training on December 02, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Bode Miller set to make debut as television analyst
LATimes - over 1 year
Things could get a little more interesting for NBC's ski broadcasts, with Bode Miller set to make his debut as an on-air analyst. One of the most successful alpine racers in American history, Miller has a history of speaking his mind and clashing with officials in his sport. He once admitted to...
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Bode Miller keeps open possibility of return to ski team
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The six-time Olympic medalist accepted a nomination Thursday to be a part of the U.S. Ski Team in 2015-16. Vonn is coming off a season in which she broke Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell's career record for World Cup race wins.
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U.S. ski officials waiting to see if Bode Miller will return
LATimes - almost 2 years
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Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even better with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships coming to Vail and Beaver Creek. This is the third time these resorts have hosted the event (the other two being 1989 and 1999), since the Championship format was introduced at Portillo, Chile in 1966. PHOTO: Jesse Star & Beaver Creek Resort #Vail2015 The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships begin on February 2 and run through February 15. Over 700 professional skiers from 70 countries will participate in Mens' and Ladies' Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Alpine Combined events. Worldwide, organizers estimate more than 750 million viewers will tune in to watch the action. You could do that, or you can come to Colorado and see the races live. What's Going On The first week of the Champion ...
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Bode Miller: Return unclear after crash at worlds
Yahoo News - about 2 years
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Bode Miller said if his crash at the world championships was indeed his last race he's all right with that because his career has been "an amazing ride."
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Bode Miller Injured, Out of Skiing Worlds After Crash
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Bode Miller, the six-time Olympic medalist, crashed during an epic super-G run at the alpine skiing world championships at Beaver Creek in Colorado on Thursday, slicing a deep wound in his right calf and severing a hamstring tendon that required surgery to repair.
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Bode Miller has surgery after World Championships crash
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bode Miller
  • 2015
    Age 37
    After attending official trainings to the downhills in both Wengen and Kitzbühel, but skipping the races, Miller was trying to make a comeback for the 2015 World Championships held at Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado.
    More Details Hide Details On February 5, he crashed during the super-G race, after catching a gate. During the crash his leg was cut by an edge of his ski and he suffered a torn hamstring tendon. The injury forced him to withdraw from the rest of the championships.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    On November 17, 2014, Bode Miller announced that he would undergo outpatient back surgery to alleviate the pain and discomfort he had felt since the end of the previous season.
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    On February 16, 2014, Miller became the oldest Olympic medalist in alpine skiing history, by winning a bronze medal in the super-G race.
    More Details Hide Details He shared a third place podium with Jan Hudec of Canada. By collecting his sixth Olympic medal, Miller moved to the second position on the all-time list of Olympic male medalists in alpine skiing, only behind Kjetil André Aamodt who won eight medals. In his last race of the Olympics, Miller finished 20th in the giant slalom, won by U.S. teammate Ligety. After the Olympics, Miller decided to continue competing until the end of the season for the first time since 2008. At the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, he gained his fourth podium of the season while finishing 3rd in the super-G race. Miller finished the season ranked eighth overall, his best in 6 years.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    In September 2012, Miller announced his engagement to professional beach volleyball player and model Morgan Beck. They married on October 7, 2012, in San Diego, California.
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    In late 2012, Miller began a protracted custody battle with McKenna, after she moved to New York City during her pregnancy in order to attend Columbia University, prompting Miller to file for a "Petition to Establish Parental Relationship" in California.
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    After undergoing a knee surgery in spring 2012, Miller decided not to rush his comeback to the slopes and announced in January 2013 that he would skip the entire season to ensure a completely healthy run for his fifth Olympics in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details At the beginning of his comeback season, Miller unexpectedly finished second at Beaver Creek's giant slalom, only behind fellow American Ted Ligety, which was his first podium in the discipline since 2007. Miller's hopes of winning his first downhill race at Kitzbühel came up short after he made a significant mistake in the middle section of the course to eventually finish third. Next day he ended up second only behind Didier Défago in super-G at the same mountain. Miller began the Winter Olympics by winning two out of three training sessions before the downhill. However, as sunny conditions of the training days changed into a cloudy race day, he was not able to keep up the momentum and finished in eighth position. He was then unable to defend his title from the previous Olympic Games as he finished sixth in the super combined event.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    On June 3, 2010, Miller competed for a spot in the 2010 US Open through the new national playoff system introduced by the USTA.
    More Details Hide Details The winner of the men's and women's playoff championships will receive a wild-card entry into the Open qualifying tournament. He lost 6–4, 6–2 to Erik Nelson-Kortland in an opening match at sectional playoffs in Hawaii. Miller has a daughter, Neesyn (born 2008), with Chanel Johnson; and two sons, Samuel (whom Miller calls "Nathaniel") (born February 2013), with Sara McKenna;, and Nash Skan Miller (born May 2015) with Morgan Beck.
    On April 2010, Miller opened the Boston Red Sox's baseball season by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park.
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    Miller was nominated for the Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year award for 2010, but finished second to Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints football team thanks to votes cast for Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team who finished third.
    More Details Hide Details Miller's surprisingly dominating performance in trainings to the downhill race helped to create a hype among press and fans, with his teammate Marco Sullivan saying that it was "his race to lose" and rival Kjetil Jansrud describing Miller's performance in trainings as "epic". Just a day before the race, Miller himself claimed that "The idea is to be unbeatable" and "I want to win". After finishing disappointing 8th in the race Miller pointed various reasons of his failure including warmer temperatures, poor visibility and a need of an eye surgery while U.S. Ski Team coach Sasha Rearick suggested that "Bode wanted it too much". The change in Miller's attitude comparing to his previous Olympics showed after he won a bronze medal at the super-G race when he admitted that "some days, like I said, medals don’t matter. Today was one of the days where it does matter". Moment of controversy appeared after the race as NBC's reporter Christin Cooper while interviewing Miller kept asking him about his dead brother until he broke down in tears. Miller however defended Cooper afterwards in several occasions saying that "I know she didn’t mean to push" and "I don’t blame her at all".
    He ended the 2010 Olympic Games as the most successful American skier and athlete overall.
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    By contrast, in 2010, he noted that he was not so proud of the medals themselves but of the "absolutely amazing" feeling when "you... magically ski at your absolute best."
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    Miller's explanation for his belated success was simple: "Most likely it’s because I decided that’s what I wanted to do.” At the 2010 games, his coaches stated that he "helps inspire them," a very different attitude from that of four years previously.
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    Miller's success in the 2010 Olympic Games has been contrasted with his 2006 results.
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    Miller had 19 starts in all five alpine disciplines and won six medals, including one gold in the super combined event in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He is the only American ski racer in history to win medals at three different Olympics. Miller's fame was partly spawned by his 2002 Winter Olympics slalom performance. He had already won two silver medals and was in line for a third when he missed a gate. Instead of stopping, he hiked back up the course to retry the gate and finish. That performance established Miller's reputation as a competitor who cares more about the way he skis rather than winning medals. He admitted that after the race: The good feeling generated by Miller's 2002 Olympic performance was quickly dissipated in 2006. On the program 60 Minutes, in January 2006, Miller described the act of skiing "wasted" and compared it to lawlessly driving while intoxicated. Throughout the Olympics, Miller said, "I'm just trying to ski in a way that's exciting for me." In an interview shortly after his last race, he said that it had "been an awesome two weeks," and that he "got to party and socialize at an Olympic level." After an unapologetic Miller interview with Tom Brokaw, Bob Costas concluded in a primetime editorial that Miller might finally get what he wanted: to be unceremoniously forgotten. Miller received negative coverage in the American and international media; editorials focused on his attitude of simply not caring about the Olympics or about his performance.
    On February 21, 2010, he won his first Olympic gold medal in the super combined.
    More Details Hide Details After the downhill portion of the race, Miller was in seventh place, but finished third in the slalom portion, giving him a total time of 2:44.92 to finish first overall. Miller then failed to finish either the giant slalom or slalom, and he took the rest of the season off due to continuing problems with his ankle injury. Miller followed his Olympic success with the mediocre season, but still managed to finish Top 3 in three occasions. He was third at the city event in Munich, second to Didier Cuche at Kitzbuehel's downhill and third in super-G at Hinterstoder. He started World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with typical Bode-like fashion at super-G race. He was leading the field despite losing a pole midway through the course, however he lost his balance coming out of a bend at the bottom, slowed down and stood up as he crossed the finish line on 12th position.
    He made the U.S. team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late 2009 and was selected to compete in all five events, despite his lack of training.
    More Details Hide Details In his first race, after several delays due to warm weather and poor snow conditions, Miller won a bronze medal in the downhill, the first American to win an Olympic medal in downhill since Tommy Moe won gold in 1994. Miller's time was 1:54.40, nine hundredths of a second behind gold medalist Didier Défago, and two hundredths behind Aksel Lund Svindal, who took the silver; the time difference between the gold and bronze medals was the smallest in Olympic downhill history. He then won a silver in the super-G, giving him four Olympic medals, more than any other American alpine racer.
    However, he returned by winning a World Cup super-combined event in Wengen on January 15, 2010, for his first victory in nearly two years.
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    After returning to the U.S. Ski Team, Miller missed much of the early part of the 2010 season due to an ankle sprain during a volleyball game with other members of the team.
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  • 2008
    Age 30
    Miller responded to his World Cup success in 2008 with the worst season of his professional career, leading some to speculate that he might be "burned out."
    More Details Hide Details Miller failed to win a race for the first time in eight years and had only two official podium finishes, both seconds in downhill, to show for his season. Miller suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle in a December fall at Beaver Creek, which may have been a factor in his performance. He took a four-week break from competition in February and March, the first World Cup races that he had failed to start in three years, and missed the end of the World Cup season, although he still had a chance to win the season's downhill title. He said that "the fire goes away after a while", and he hinted at retirement.
    In 2008 Miller clinched his second overall championship at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details He missed a chance to also win the season's downhill title when bad weather prevented the season's last race from being run. Miller got his first win of the season at the Stelvio downhill in Bormio in December. On January 13, he won for the second year in a row the legendary Wengen downhill, matching Phil Mahre as the most successful American skier with 27 World Cup victories. On January 20, he broke this record by winning the Hahnenkamm combined event at Kitzbühel. On January 27, he won the first super combined in his career in Chamonix and took the lead in the World Cup standings. On February 3, he won the super combined in Val d'Isère, France, and took the combined title. On March 1, Bode got his sixth win of the season at Kvitfjell, Norway, cementing his lead in the overall standings and closing to 5 points on Didier Cuche in downhill. At the end of this impressive season he was crowned overall champion.
  • 2007
    Age 29
    On May 12, 2007, Miller announced that he was leaving the U.S. Ski Team.
    More Details Hide Details He followed the precedent set by slalom skier Kristina Koznick, who left the U.S. Ski Team following the 2000 season and raced the next six years for the U.S. as an independent.
    Miller had four first-place finishes (two downhills and two super-Gs) in the early going of the 2007 World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details For the season, Miller finished 4th overall and won the super-G title.
  • 2006
    Age 28
    Miller himself said that the difference was that in 2006, his role as "poster boy" for the Olympics, after the corruption scandals associated with the 2002 Winter Olympics (bid scandal and figure skating scandal), was "the absolute thing I despise the most in the world" and "really draining on my inspiration, my level of passion."
    More Details Hide Details Ultimately, the publicity "had been happening for a year, and it was just too much."
    Miller had prolotherapy treatments, an alternative treatment that has shown no effect in clinical trials, to the ligaments in his knee or knees in February 2006, aking with other ski team members, Bryon Friedman and Eric Schlopy.
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    At the 2006 U.S. National Championships following the World Cup season, Miller won the downhill and giant slalom titles.
    More Details Hide Details He switched to Head skis following the season's completion.
    Despite the hype surrounding Miller prior to the 2006 Winter Olympics, every one of Miller's five medal bids in the Turin Games fell short: he finished a disappointing 5th in the downhill, was disqualified – while in first place at the time – during the second leg of the combined event, failed to finish the super-G, tied for 6th in the giant slalom, and had another DNF after missing a gate in the first run of the slalom.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, Miller won two races during the season (a giant slalom and a super-G) and placed third for the season's overall World Cup title.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    At the 2005 World Championships in Bormio, Italy, he won two gold medals, in super-G and downhill.
    More Details Hide Details In the downhill portion of the combined, he lost a ski 16 seconds into the race, but decided to continue down the course nevertheless at speeds up to 83 km/h on one ski, before sliding out near the bottom nearly two minutes later.
    Miller won his first overall World Cup title in 2005, defeating Austrians Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier.
    More Details Hide Details He made history early in the season by winning at least one race in each of the four standard World Cup disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill. In winning a slalom in Sestriere on December 13, he joined Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg, who had been the first man to accomplish this feat in 1989. Miller accomplished the feat in less time than any previous ski racer, male or female; the victory was his sixth of the season after only ten races.
    He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time.
    More Details Hide Details He is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories – one of five men to win World Cup events in all five disciplines. In November 2004, Miller became the 5th and last man to win World Cup races in the slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, and combined − and today he is the only skier with five or more victories in each discipline. In 2008, Miller and Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years. He has won six medals in the Winter Olympics, the most of any U.S. skier − two silvers (giant slalom and combined) in Salt Lake City 2002, a gold (super combined), a silver (super-G) and a bronze (downhill) in Vancouver 2010 and a bronze (super-G) in Sochi 2014. Miller is one of 5 skiers who have won Olympic medals in 4 different disciplines, matching the feats of Kjetil André Aamodt and female racers Anja Pärson, Janica Kostelić and Katja Seizinger.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    In the 2004 season, Miller won World Cup titles in two disciplines: giant slalom and combined, but placed fourth in the competition for the overall title.
    More Details Hide Details He won six World Cup races: three giant slaloms, two combineds and one slalom. After the season, Miller switched to Atomic skis.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    At the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Miller won three medals: gold in giant slalom and combined, and silver in super-G.
    More Details Hide Details He also won two other giant slaloms during the season.
    Miller challenged for the 2003 World Cup overall title but fell just short, finishing second to Stephan Eberharter of Austria.
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  • 2002
    Age 24
    He would go on to win two more slalom races in January 2002, along with a pair of silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics in February, thus establishing himself as the top racer on the U.S. Ski Team.
    More Details Hide Details Miller won his first ever Olympic medal on February 13, in the combined event. He was 15th after the downhill portion losing 2.44 seconds to Kjetil André Aamodt. He then put a remarkable second run of the slalom portion to finish second overall just .28 behind Aamodt. Later on Miller won a second silver medal, this time in the giant slalom where he lost only to Stephan Eberharter of Austria. Miller was on a verge of winning medals in all disciplines he had entered at the Olympics, while he was second after first run of the slalom race. At the starting gate before his final run Miller had already a huge advantage of 1.79 seconds over then leading Sébastien Amiez. Instead of having a careful run to secure at least another silver medal, Miller decided to push for a gold. The tactics resulted in a fall and missed gate, which caused him to finish far behind the medal positions.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    During this season, Miller began regularly competing in downhill, making him a five-event skier on the World Cup circuit, although he was still considered a technical specialist. Miller won his first World Cup race on December 29, 2001, taking the giant slalom at Val-d'Isère, and then followed it up the next day with another win in the slalom at Madonna di Campiglio.
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  • 2000
    Age 22
    He finally achieved a podium in a giant slalom at Val d'Isère on December 17, 2000 (placing third), but then only competed in super-G at the 2001 World Ski Championships; he crashed during the downhill portion of the combined and tore knee ligaments, which ended his competition.
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  • 1999
    Age 21
    In 1999, he also competed in super-G (which is considered a speed discipline, not a technical one) and represented the U.S. in all three events at the World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek, with a best finish of 8th in slalom.
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  • 1998
    Age 20
    Miller not only first appeared in the World Cup during the 1998 season but also represented the United States in the 1998 Nagano Olympics, competing in both of the technical disciplines (giant slalom and slalom).
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  • 1977
    Born on October 12, 1977.
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