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Miller struggles in men's Olympic downhill race

Prerace favorite Bode Miller struggled on the men's Olympic downhill course Sunday. Not even close to a medal, the American is in eighth place after the first 22 skiers to go. There are 50 entrants in the field. Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist, had the fastest time in two of the three training sessions at the Sochi Games. But after a quick start with a medal on the line...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller, Svindal expected to lead Olympic downhill

Ask just about any Alpine ski racer or coach at the Olympics who is most likely to win the men's downhill on Sunday, and two names pop up over and over: Bode Miller and Aksel Lund Svindal. That's based, in part, on the pair's past accomplishments. ''They have so much experience,'' Austrian Alpine director Hans Pum said, ''and so many victories...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ballad of Bode Miller

“If you have ever tried to ski when you’re wasted, it’s not easy” With that soundbite from a 2006 “60 Minutes” interview, the man that had captured the hearts of Americans with an inspiring performance in the 2002 Olympics became skiing’s bad boy. Bode Miller’s career is best described as a riding a roller coaster without being strapped in. Bode grew up in Franconia...
Via Standing O Sports
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn copes with being on sidelines during the Olympics

Olympic gold medalist and World Cup skier Lindsey Vonn is spending these days in New York as an Olympic correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” Back-to-back knee injuries sidelined her from Sochi and she’s trying to cope. “I’m kind of in the process of accepting the fact that I’m not there,” Vonn told USA Today. 
Via Speleb
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller leads downhill training; women delayed

Bode Miller is at his fifth Olympics and already owns a U.S.-record five Alpine medals, so in many ways he certainly already has, as he put it Thursday, ''been here and done this.'' While Miller's past accomplishments, plus propensity for saying whatever is on his mind, might have made him an athlete to keep an eye on during the Sochi Games anyway, his skiing...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller tops opening downhill training session

Bode Miller mastered the Olympic course on his very first run Thursday, leading the opening downhill training session. A bronze medalist in the event four years ago, the 36-year-old Miller clocked 2 minutes, 7.75 seconds down the Rosa Khutor course, where he injured his left knee two years ago. Patrick Kueng of Switzerland, who won the classic downhill in Wengen on home snow last...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cam Newton drops Superman photobomb on Lindsey Vonn at NYSE

Just a shot of Cam Newton dropping a Superman sized photobomb on Lindsey Vonn at the NYSE.
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Is this the next Lindsey Vonn?

With Linsey Vonn prevented from competing in the Winter Olympics due to injury, US women’s downhill has a new face, and it is the face of a teenaged Wunderkind. Her name is Mikaela Shiffrin, an 18-year-old budding superstar out of Vail, Colo. But don’t let her young age or assumed inexperience fool you. Shiffrin heads […]The post Mikaela Shiffrin graces cover of SI’s Olympic...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikaela Shiffrin, ‘The Next Lindsey Vonn,’ Lands On Sports Illustrated Cover (Photo)

Get ready, America. There’s a new gal on the slopes. Mikaela Shiffrin is set to steal the nation’s heart at the Sochi Winter Games and Sports Illustrated appears to be applying some serious pressure. The 18-year-old from Vail, Colo., landed on SI’s Olympic Preview cover and was dubbed “The Next Lindsey Vonn.” The teen sensation is heading to Sochi as the reigning world...
Via NESN.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn Joins NBC As Olympic Correspondent, Will Report From U.S.

Lindsey Vonn won’t be competing at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but she’ll still be a big part of the festivities. The gold medal alpine skier will join NBC as an Olympic correspondent for Today and NBC Sports. In the days leading up to the Opening Ceremony, Vonn will report on how Olympians prepare for the Games from the U.S. Once the Olympics officially get underway,...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC signs Lindsey Vonn for stateside Olympic role

Ski champion Lindsey Vonn will be working for NBC during the Winter Olympics, although she won't be traveling to Sochi. The network said Monday the gold medalist will report on the Olympics for the ''Today'' show and some NBC Sports broadcasts. Vonn was expected to defend her championship at the Olympics, which begin next week. But a leg injury has kept her...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller makes his 5th US Olympic team

There were no surprises when the U.S. Ski Team announced its squad for the Sochi Olympics: Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin was on the list and, of course, Lindsey Vonn was not. Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller made his fifth squad Sunday, while 2006 Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso also earned spots. In all, the Americans had nine women and 11 men on the team...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller wants to be a Gold Medal Skier and Father

When you mention the name Bode Miller to anyone in the world of skiing, a word such as legend might be used, a phrase such as one of the best skiers ever is bound to be spoken.  As Bode Miller returns to the Olympic Games, he is trying to achieve many things, some of which have nothing to do with snow but a lot to do with climbing mountains. American Skier Bode Miller (Image from...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Defago beats Miller to win World Cup super-G

Didier Defago of Switzerland edged Bode Miller by 0.05 seconds to win the World Cup super-G of the classic Hahnenkamm event Sunday, denying the American a first victory in more than two years. In snowfall and on a shortened Streifalm course, Defago was the next racer after Miller and timed 1 minute, 10.38 seconds for his first victory since winning a downhill in Bormio, Italy, in...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller fails to win downhill again in Austria

Bode Miller is starting to believe he might never succeed in the one race he'd love to win. After a mistake midway down the mountain pushed him into third on Saturday, Miller wondered if the classic World Cup downhill on the Streif course in Austria won't appear on his impressive list of career victories. The 36-year-old Miller says it ''makes me not wanting to...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NBC trying to add Lindsey Vonn to Olympics coverage

Lindsey Vonn may still have a presence during NBC's Winter Olympics telecast despite the knee injury that knocked her out of competition. NBC is reportedly in talks to add Vonn to their coverage of the Games, though she's not expected to travel to Sochi because of her injury. The quotes about Vonn came from Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC's Olympics coverage...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vonn out, Cook leads surging downhill squad

When Stacey Cook completed her downhill run Friday, she raised both arms to the sky and flashed her pink mouth guard in a wide smile. The fastest racer to that point with the No. 13 bib, Cook ended up fifth to match Lindsey Vonn for the best result by the U.S. women's speed team this season. With Vonn out injured, it was a big breakthrough two weeks before the Sochi Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Vonn, Cook leads surging downhill squad

When Stacey Cook completed her downhill run Friday, she raised both arms to the sky and flashed her pink mouth guard in a wide smile. The fastest racer to that point - with the No. 13 bib - Cook ended up fifth to match Lindsey Vonn for the best result by the U.S. women's speed team this season. With Vonn out injured, this race marked a big breakthrough two weeks before the...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC: No Vonn for its team in Sochi

Lindsey Vonn won't be at the Sochi Olympics to ski, and she won't be there working for NBC, either. Jim Bell, executive producer of Olympics coverage for NBC, said Thursday that Vonn's knee injury left her unable to travel to Russia to be part of NBC's team. NBC had expressed an interest in Vonn after the 2010 Olympic downhill champion announced this month she wouldn...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kueng wins men's World Cup downhill; Miller finishes fifth for US

Patrick Kueng gave his home Swiss fans a lot to cheer about by winning the shortened Lauberhorn downhill Saturday. Kueng clocked 1 minute, 32.66 seconds down a course that had more than a minute of racing cut off due to strong winds to earn his second World Cup victory -- and first in downhill. Hannes Reichelt of Austria finished second, 0.06 seconds behind, and overall World Cup...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guay fastest in World Cup second-day downhill training; Miller 10th

Erik Guay of Canada was fastest in the second training run ahead of Saturday's World Cup downhill on the classic Lauberhorn slope. Guay, who won last month at Val Gardena, Italy, timed 2 minutes 36.14 seconds Thursday on the 4.42-kilometer (2.75-mile) course. Matthias Mayer of Austria was second, 0.11 back, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway trailed Guay by 0.31 in third. Guay is...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

US skier Vonn undergoes successful knee surgery

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee. The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. The 29-year-old Vonn posted Wednesday that her surgery was ''successful!'' She also attached a picture with her new puppy, Leo. Vonn tore two ligaments in her right...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn: Surgery on right knee 'successful'

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee. The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. The 29-year-old Vonn posted Wednesday that her surgery was ''successful!'' She also attached a picture with her new puppy, Leo. Vonn tore two ligaments in her right...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy's Heel fastest in World Cup downhill training opening run; Miller 15th

Werner Heel of Italy was fastest in a relatively slow first training run on Wednesday for a World Cup downhill. One year after Frenchman Johan Clarey set a World Cup speed record of 161.9 kph (100.6 mph) here, Heel hit 148.4 kph (92 mph) through the Hanneggschuss straight. Heel timed 2 minutes, 39.04 seconds on the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Lauberhorn course, the longest in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Vonn, US speed team needs to find top gear

Less than five weeks before the Sochi Olympics downhill, the U.S. women's Alpine ski team is still trying to click into gear. Going into Saturday's World Cup race in Austria, the team is looking for its first top-10 result of the season in downhill - a sharp contrast to last year, when six American speed skiers reached the podium at least once. ''Last year, they...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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