One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. (Tom Kelly/U.S. Ski Team)
Ted Ligety and Bode Miller produced a riveting one-two giant slalom finish for the U.S. Ski Team Sunday to close the Audi Birds of Prey race week in Beaver Creek.
"If you don’t drop into the turn with 100-percent confidence, you crash every time. That’s why the ski racers we’ve all seen at the top are rock solid. They’re unflappable in terms of their belief" – Olympic Champion Bode Miller.
Super G World Champion Ted Ligety found his speed in the Audi Birds of Prey super G on Saturday finishing fifth, just a tenth of a second from the podium, in front of a roaring Beaver Creek crowd.
Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller rallied into 13th-place despite continuous snow and sub-zero temperatures in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup opening.
The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted.
Despite another day of flat light and a late start number, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) powered through light snow to finish 22nd at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G opener Sunday.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions.
American ski racing fans will be treated to LIVE U.S. TV coverage when the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek, CO later this week.
Universal Sports Network will debut Countdown to Sochi, a weekly show capturing the most compelling stories leading up to the 2014 Sochi Games today, October 30, at 8 PM ET.
With 100 days until the Olympic Winter Games kick off in Sochi, here are the stories to watch out for. (Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Opening weekend action will be brought to the USA live for the first time ever by Universal Sports.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), a two-time winner of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening race, highlights a group of nine U.S. athletes expected to start the 20th running of the Soelden giant slalom.
Snowmaking began Tuesday morning on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in preparation for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team to begin their road to Sochi training on Colorado snow.
Beaver Creek Resort received its first natural snow of the season Sunday night, just over two months in advance of the mens' and women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races.
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One of the most successful alpine skiers in American history, New Hampshire's Bode Miller has captured the attention of the world with his incredible athletic balance and ability to produce jaw-dropping performances on skis. Raised in an electricity free home, the two-time World Cup overall champion, four-time World Champion and five-time Olympic medalist has risen to become one of the most prolific international athletes.
Miller opted to sit out the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season, including the World Ski Championships, a strategic decision to ensure a healthy run for an historic fifth Olympic Winter Games. After successful surgery last spring for a microfracture in his left knee, which he originally injured in 2001, Miller expects his knee to be stronger than it has been in the last 10 years when he returns to competition.
Not one to sit idle, Miller stayed active cross training, much of the time with his wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Miller, who he married in October 2012.
I have said many times that motivation is a key trait for me when it comes to my racing – I am super motivated to do great things next year and I know 2014 will be my last Olympics. I have a chance to finish my competitive career on a really high note and I'm going to do everything I can to make that happen.
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