Matthias Mayer wins Olympic downhill

Matthias Mayer wins Olympic downhill

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Matthias Mayer of Austria renewed his family's and country's history of alpine skiing success Sunday by winning the Olympic downhill.

Olympic Medal: Men's Downhill

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Skier Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in the downhill, one of the highlight attractions of any Winter Games.
Olympic Roundup: Veterans star at Olympics, with one exception

Olympic Roundup: Veterans star at Olympics, with one exception

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A collection of veterans accustomed to winning at the Olympics did so again Saturday, the first full day of the Sochi Games. Sage Kotsenburg was an exception.

Miller again fastest on Olympic downhill course

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- American Bode Miller had the fastest training run Saturday on the eve of the Olympic downhill, traditionally one of the highlights of the Winter Games.
Olympic Roundup: Olympic competition begins

Olympic Roundup: Olympic competition begins

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The 22nd Winter Olympics began on schedule and in glorious weather Thursday with new competitions and familiar faces sharing the spotlight.
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics set to begin in Russia

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics set to begin in Russia

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Winter Olympics, which as much as any other huge sporting enterprise has adapted itself to the winds of change, convenes this week amid concerns about possible terrorism.
MIKE RABUN, UPI Sports Writer
Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller highlighted a slate of 20 competitors chosen Sunday for the U.S. alpine skiing team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

France's Pinturault takes men's super combined

KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Alexis Pinturault of France parlayed a solid slalom Sunday night into victory in the men's World Cup super-combined.

Switzerland's Defago edged Bode Miller in super G

KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Didier Defago of Switzerland edged American Bode Miller in Sunday's men's super G race at Kitzbuehel, Austria.
Austrian Hannes Reichelt wins men's downhill

Austrian Hannes Reichelt wins men's downhill

KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Austria's Hannes Reichelt became the first Austrian in eight years to win the men's downhill at the famed Kitzbuehel course Saturday.

Alexis Pinturault of France wins men's slalom

WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Frenchman Alexis Pinturault parlayed a solid second run into a first-place performance at the men's World Cup slalom at Wengen Sunday.
Sochi 2014: U.S. Olympic slalom skier has chance to become superstar

Sochi 2014: U.S. Olympic slalom skier has chance to become superstar

In the midst of all the skiing and skating and sledding that takes place during the Winter Olympics, an athlete occasionally transcends the competition.
MIKE RABUN, United Press International

Patrick Keung wins wind-shortened Wengen downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Patrick Kueng of Switzerland won his first career World Cup downhill Saturday in deteriorating conditions at Wengen.

Canada's Erik Guay roars to win in men's downhill

VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian Erik Guay captured the men's downhill at Val Gardena, Italy, for his first World Cup win of the season.

Aksel Lund Svindal wins men's Super G comfortably

VAL GARDENA, Italy, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal breezed to victory in Friday's men's super G on one of his favorite World Cup courses.
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Bode Miller
Gold medalist Switzerland's Didier Defago (C), silver medalist Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal (L) and bronze medalist USA's Bode Miller pose with their medals during the victory ceremony for the Men's Downhill competition at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, Canada, February 15, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Samuel Bode Miller (pronounced /ˈboʊdi/; born October 12, 1977) is an American alpine ski racer. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and is generally considered the greatest American alpine skier of all time.

In 2008, Miller and Lindsey Vonn helped the United States sweep the men's and women's overall World Cup titles for the first time in 25 years. With 32 World Cup victories, he is the most successful American alpine ski racer of all time. He became the fifth man to win World Cup races in all five disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, downhill, and combined. He is the only ski racer in history to win five World Cup races in each of the five alpine disciplines.

He has won five medals in the Winter Olympics, the most of any U.S. skier — two silvers (giant slalom and combined) in Salt Lake City 2002, and a gold (super combined), a silver (Super G) and a bronze (downhill) in Vancouver 2010. Miller is one of five skiers who have won Olympic medals in four different disciplines, matching the feats of Kjetil André Aamodt and female racers Anja Pärson, Janica Kostelic, and Katja Seizinger..

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