Thursday, January 30, 2014

Athlete Profile: Bode Miller

It has been a long and tumultuous 16 seasons as a professional skier for Bode Miller. The oft-controversial Miller has appeared in 4 previous Olympics and is planning on skiing for the USA at the Sochi Olympics this winter. The 2014 Sochi Olympics marks Miller's 5th and supposedly his last, marking the end of a career for arguably the USA's most accomplished skier. Miller's journey to his 5th Olympics has been full of highs and lows, notably his exit from the US ski team in 2008, his return in 2009 and his remarkable 3 medals (one bronze, one silver and one gold) in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Despite his controversy, the 36 year old Miller has been one of, if not the most, accomplished skier for the US ski team. The "Sports Network" article states,"no American athlete has meant more for his sport right now than Bode Miller."

"The State." Team USA Flag Bearer: The Case for Bode Miller. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014.

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