Bode Miller

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Bode Miller

American World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team add

Category: Skiing

Born in 1977.

Countries: (30%), Austria (21%), United States (18%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Didier Cuche, Hermann Maier

Linked to: Head, Fischer, CNN, K2 Sports

 

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Bode Miller was born in 1977 add something


1996

Slalom skiing - American Bode Miller hastened the shift to the shorter, more radical sidecut skis when he achieved unexpected success after becoming the first Junior Olympic athlete to adopt the equipment in giant slalom and super G in 1996


1998

Miller not only first appeared in the !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) during the 1998 season but represented the United States in the 1998 Nagano Olympics, competing in both of the technical disciplines add something


1999

In 1999, he competed in Super G 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 add something


2000

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 add something

 

He finally achieved a podium in a giant slalom at Val d'Isère on December 17, 2000 , but 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 add something


2001

Miller won his first !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) ski race on December 29, 2001, taking the giant slalom at Val d'Isère, and followed it up the next day with another win in the slalom at Madonna di Campiglio add something


2002

He originally started off on K2 skis, raced on Fischer through the 2002 season add something

 

In 2002, Miller won ABC Sports' "Superstars" competition, a televised event that pits athletes from different sports against one another in a series of athletic contests add something

 

Miller first gained widespread recognition when he won two silver medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in the giant slalom and combined events, though he had been known to skiing fans since he burst onto the international scene as an 18-year-old in 1996 add something

 

Miller first gained widespread recognition when he won two silver medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in the giant slalom and combined events, though he had been known to skiing fans since he burst onto the international scene as an 18-year-old in 1996 add something

 

Miller's fame was partly spawned by his 2002 Winter Olympics slalom performance add something

 

The good feeling generated by Miller's 2002 Olympic performance was quickly dissipated in 2006 add something

 

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 and established himself as the top racer on the U.S. Ski Team add something


2003

Miller challenged for the 2003 !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) overall title but fell just short, finishing second to Stephan Eberharter of Austria add something


2004

In the 2004 season Miller won !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) titles in two disciplines: giant slalom and combined, but placed 4th in the competition for the overall title add something

 

Miller made history early in the season by winning at least one race in each of the four standard !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill; by winning a slalom in Sestriere, Italy, on December 13, 2004, he joined Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg, who had been the first man to accomplish this feat in 1989 add something


2005

At the 2005 World Championships in Bormio, Italy, he won two gold medals, in super-G and downhill add something

 

He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) champion in 2005 and 2008, and can therefore be considered the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time add something

 

Miller's autobiography, "Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun", co-written with his friend Jack McEnany, was published by Villard/Random House on October 18, 2005 add something

 

Benjamin Raich - Raich, who became better at faster specialities such as Super-G and Downhill with age also, in 2005 barely missed out on the overall !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) title, placing second to American Bode Miller


2006

At the 2006 U.S. National Championships following the !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) season, Miller won the downhill and giant slalom titles add something

 

In 2006 Miller was the subject of a biographical film, "Flying Downhill", which looks at the people and the place he comes from, and where exactly each fits within his philosophy add something

 

In 2006, Miller became famous for his reclusive personality and his attention-getting statements add something

 

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 , was "the absolute thing I despise the most in the world" and "really draining on my inspiration, my level of passion add something

 

Nike's 2006 advertising campaign urged consumers to "Join Bode add something

 

On the program "60 Minutes", in January 2006, Miller described the act of skiing "wasted" and compared it to lawlessly driving while intoxicated add something

 

Miller became the first American alpine skier since Tommy Moe to endorse a video game when "Bode Miller Alpine Racing" was released for mobile phones on January 30, 2006, followed by "Bode Miller Alpine Skiing" for PlayStation 2 and Windows add something

 

Miller had prolotherapy treatments to the ligaments in his knee or knees in February 2006, along with other ski team members, Bryon Friedman and Eric Schlopy add something

 

In June 2006, he moved over to Head, along with Hermann Maier of Austria and Didier Cuche of Switzerland add something

 

On July 29, 2006, Miller signed a one-day contract to play baseball for the Nashua Pride add something

 

Didier Cuche - Cuche switched from Atomic to Head skis following the 2006 season, joining Bode Miller and Hermann Maier


2007

In May 2007, Miller broke away from the U.S. Ski Team and formed his independent "Team America" for the 2008 season add something

 

On May 12, 2007, Miller announced that he was leaving the U.S. Ski Team add something

 

On July 23, 2007, Miller again signed a one-day contract, to play the first three innings July 24, 2007, for the Nashua Pride, to raise money for charity add something


2008

In 2008, Miller and Lindsey Vonn won the overall !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years add something

 

Miller responded to his !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) success in 2008 with the worst season of his professional career, leading some to speculate that he may be "burned out add something

 

Miller has a daughter named Dacey who was born in February 2008 add something


2009

In 2009, he competed in a "Superstars" team competition, which paired an athlete with a celebrity add something

 

One referred to him in 2009 as "a tedious bore given to statements that smack of hypocrisy add something

 

Chicago Tribune, February 15, 2009 add something

 

Miller departed the 2009 season before its completion and rejoined the U.S. Ski Team in October 2009 add something

 

Miller departed the 2009 season before its completion and rejoined the U.S. Ski Team in October 2009 add something


2010

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 add something

 

By contrast, in 2010, he noted that he was not so proud of the medals themselves but of the "absolutely amazing" feeling when "you add something

 

He ended the 2010 Olympic Games as the most successful American skier and athlete overall add something

 

He made the US team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late 2009, and he was selected to ski in all five events despite his lack of training add something

 

In his first race, after several delays due to warm weather and poor snow conditions, Miller won a bronze medal in the Vancouver Olympics downhill, the first American on the downhill Olympic podium since Tommy Moe in 1994 add something

 

Miller's success in the 2010 Olympic Games has been contrasted with his 2006 results add something

 

On February 21, 2010, he won his first Olympic gold medal in the super combined add something

 

On June 3, 2010, Miller competed for a spot in the 2010 !US_Open (US_Open_(tennis)) through the new national playoff system introduced by the USTA add something

 

Carlo Janka - On January 16, 2010, Janka won the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen, the longest and fastest race on the !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) tour, a day after nearly repeating his 2009 win in the super-combined by narrowly placing second behind Bode Miller

 

Franz Klammer - In an interview with Tom Brokaw that aired on NBC on February 13, 2010, as part of their 2010 Winter Olympics coverage, American Olympian ski racer Bode Miller cited Klammer's style and approach to skiing as a major source of inspiration for him


2012

After undergoing a knee surgery in spring 2012, Bode 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 Winter Olympic Games at Sochi the following year add something

 

On October 7, 2012 the two married in San Diego, California add something

 

Morgan Beck - Beck legally changed her name to Morgan Beck Miller after marrying Olympic skiing champion Bode Miller on October 7, 2012


2013

Miller's wife, volleyball champ Morgan Beck, announced on January 19, 2013, she had a miscarriage that day regarding her recent pregnancy add something


2015

He is expected to get back to the !World_Cup (FIS_Alpine_Ski_World_Cup) circuit in January 2015 add something


2016

At the end of 2016 Miller wanted to make another comeback to the tour and compete with Bomber skies add something


2017

On October 31, 2017 Miller annouced his retirement from competition add something


2018

On June 10, 2018, Emeline died at age 19 months after drowning in the swimming pool of a neighbor's home in Orange County, California add something

 

Their second son was born on October 5, 2018 add something