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Bode Miller is competing in the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver in alpine skiing. Previously, he was one of the star athletes on ABC's "The Superstars." Bode Miller teamed up with Paige Hemmis for the sports competition.

Bode Miller continues his stronghold on the competition and is currently ranked No.1 in the Overall World Cup standings for skiing. Most recently he secured two Overall titles (2004-05 & 2007-08) while adding four Discipline titles, Giant Slalom in 2003-04, Super G in 2004-05, Super G in 2006-07 and Super Combined in 2007-08. His 31 career World Cup wins place him sixth in Alpine skiing history (male) and mark the most World Cup wins in the history of American Alpine ski racing.

Bode Miller also holds four World Championship gold medals in Downhill, Super G, Combined and Slalom, with two Olympic silver medals in the 2002 Olympics. He is only one of two men to win a World Cup race in all four disciplines in a single season (Downhill, Super G, Slalom and Giant Slalom). Impressively, he holds the record for most consecutive races skied (136), from March 2002 through January 2006.

Bode Miller is one of an elite group of all-event Alpine skiers who are able to reach the podium in the downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super-combined. In the early part of his career, he made his mark in the technical events (slalom and giant slalom), but in the years immediately following his two-silver performance at the 2002 Salt Lake Games, he began to make a concerted effort in the speed events (downhill and super-G). The all-out, sometimes reckless style that he built a reputation for was born at about the same time. With that style came dramatic big-event highs and lows.

Miller faced huge expectations in the U.S. heading into the 2006 Torino Games. After the two silver medals in Salt Lake, he added four world titles in four different events (two each in 2003 and 2005) and an overall World Cup title in 2005, the first by an American in 22 years. Pre-Games hype had him contending for gold in all five events. However, he appeared to arrive in Italy in poor physical and mental shape. In the first event, the downhill, he struggled to a fifth-place finish, and from there it got worse, at least from a results standpoint. His one consolation was that he, infamously, "got to party and socialize at an Olympic level," an admission that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, from his coaches and teammates—who had to answer occasional questions about his shenanigans—to the media and fans.



In May 2007, Miller separated from the U.S. Ski Team and formed Team America, an independent training and racing entity headed up by his personal coach and mentor, John "Johno" McBride. Since he still competed under the 'USA' banner, he had to coordinate with U.S. men's head coach Sasha Rearick to be entered for races. In his two-plus years with Team America, he maintained an amicable working relationship with his teammates, often training with them and radioing vital information during races. In 2008, he claimed his second overall World Cup title, but the retirement of McBride and two assistants in March 2008 signaled the beginning of a volatile year. On September 24, 2009, he made an announcement at the Los Angeles Staples Center, alongside men's head coach Sasha Rearick, that he would re-join the U.S. Ski Team on a full-time basis.

Miller has put on some of the most memorable two-minute shows in recent Alpine history. His most famous performances include losing a ski on the treacherous Stelvio downhill in Bormio in 2006 and skiing nearly the entire course on one leg. At the even more treacherous Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbuehel in 2008, Miller launched into a protective fence at 70 mph and momentarily skied almost parallel to the ground, only to recover and finish the race in second place.

Born at home in a backwoods cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with no indoor plumbing or electricity, Miller was raised together with his older sisters Kyla and Wren and his younger brother Chelone. His father Woody separated briefly from the family when he was six. His mother Jo was responsible for home-schooling him until the third grade and also started taking him to nearby Cannon Mountain to ski as early as three. By the time he was eight, he was already skiing or snowboarding nearly every winter day. At 13, he moved to Maine to enroll in Carrabassett Valley Academy, with the primary intent of becoming a ski racer. At 18, he earned a place on the U.S. Ski Team by placing third in the slalom at the 1996 U.S. National Championships at Sugarloaf, his high school's training ground just up the road. In 2009, Cannon Mountain hosted the fifth annual "Bodefest" celebration in his honor.

Following the 2009 World Championships, Miller opted to take a break from the World Cup, of which he had been a mainstay for 13 consecutive seasons, in part to rest an aching ankle and in part to spend more time with his one-year-old daughter Dacey in New Hampshire, San Diego and Austin, Texas. When he did not come to the start at Kvitfjell, Norway, it marked Miller's first missed World Cup races in almost three years. Instead of racing, he spent the time watching his daughter "trying to figure out how to talk."

In the summer of 2009, Miller participated in ABC's "The Superstars" competition on the Bahamas. Miller and his celebrity partner Paige Hemmis, a designer on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," survived six weekly episodes to make it all the way to the finals They finished runner-up to the tandem of Kristi Leskinen and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The second-place finish was not Miller's best "Superstars" result. In 2002, he won the competition, which was held in solo format, by out-performing six NFL players, a boxing champion and three other former Olympians. 

Bode Miller's non-profit foundation, Turtle Ridge Foundation, dedicated to supporting health, diversity and sustainable living, was established by him and his family as a way to help people in need and give back to the community. TRF raises funds and support through corporate sponsors, private donors and charity events for the Boys & Girls Club of America, adaptive ski programs, inner city youth sports programs, cancer treatment centers, ski racing scholarships to deserving children and thousands of dollars' worth of warm jackets to kids in need.



BODE MILLER: FACTS

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Age: 36 years old
Birthday: October 12, 1977
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 209 lbs.
Full Name / Real Name: Samuel Bode Miller
Birthplace: Easton, NH
Hometown: Franconia, NH
Current Residence: Sugar Hill, NH





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