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.
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Vonn wins 4th World Cup overall title

Vonn wins 4th World Cup overall title

ARE, Sweden, March 9 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched a fourth World Cup overall championship Friday with a wire-to-wire win in the women's giant slalom in Sweden.
Vonn claims overall skiing title

Vonn claims overall skiing title

BORMIO, Italy, March 14 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn wrapped up the women's Audi FIS World Cup overall skiing title Friday, the first American woman to take the championship since 1983.

Cuche wins scrubbed Italy downhill title

BORMIO, Italy, March 11 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Didier Cuche was declared the winner of the World Cup downhill finals in Italy Tuesday after warm weather scrubbed the required training runs.

Bode Miller ties Mahre with 27th cup win

WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- American racer Bode Miller tied former U.S. star Phil Mahre with his 27th World Cup title Sunday, winning the downhill at Wengen, Switzerland.

Bode Miller wins Italy downhill

BORMIO, Italy, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- American Bode Miller turned in a sizzling run to win the men's downhill in Italy Saturday and move within one win of the U.S. World Cup victory record.

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World Cup giant slalom canceled

SHIGAKOGEN, Japan, March 7 (UPI) -- Bode Miller's bid to become the first American in two decades to finish atop the overall World Cup skiing standings took a hit when Friday's giant slalom was ca

Miller goes after combined gold

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The World Alpine Skiing Championships resume Thursday with the men's combined, where American Bode Miller, if he can finish the competition, has a good chance o

Kostelic edges Miller for slalom title

FLACHAU, Austria, March 9 (UPI) -- Two-time Olympic silver medalist Bode Miller failed Saturday in his bid to become the first American man to win the World Cup slalom title since 1982.

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With Bode Miller at the forefront, the United States could enjoy a very productive Olympics on the slopes around Salt Lake City.
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Miller wins grand slalom

VAL D'ISERE, France, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bode Miller posted his first career World Cup win in a men's giant slalom Sunday, giving the United States its first victory in over a year.

Philip Mahre (born May 10, 1957, in Yakima, Washington) is a retired alpine ski racer, widely regarded as one of the greatest American skiers of all time. His total of 27 World Cup race wins is second among American skiers, behind only Bode Miller.

Phil and his twin brother Steve (four minutes younger) were both world class ski racers, competing on the World Cup circuit from 1976-84. Starting with the 1978 season, Phil finished in the top three in the World Cup overall standings for six consecutive seasons, winning the title in the final three (1981-83).

Despite their very similar appearance and according to the delivering physician, the Mahre twins are fraternal rather than identical twins. Phil, Steve, and their seven siblings literally grew up at a ski area; in 1964, their father Dave "Spike" Mahre became the mountain manager for the White Pass ski area, 50 miles (80 km) west of Yakima on US-12, where they moved into a home near the base of the lifts.

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