At a glance

12 Oct 1977 Easton, United States of America
188 cm / 91 kg 6'2'' / 200 pounds
Male
Bode Miller has won more major races than any American male skiier, but not without controversy. Born near Franconia, New Hampshire, in a cabin with no indoor plumbing or electricity, he earned a scholarship to Carrabassett Valley Academy, a ski academy in Maine. Known for his wild style, described often as reckless, Miller won two silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, shortly after winning his first World Cup race in December 2001. Unusual in that he skis almost all the events, Miller has been overall World Cup champion in both 2005 and 2008, and has won six year-end World...

Bode Miller has won more major races than any American male skiier, but not without controversy. Born near Franconia, New Hampshire, in a cabin with no indoor plumbing or electricity, he earned a scholarship to Carrabassett Valley Academy, a ski academy in Maine. Known for his wild style, described often as reckless, Miller won two silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, shortly after winning his first World Cup race in December 2001. Unusual in that he skis almost all the events, Miller has been overall World Cup champion in both 2005 and 2008, and has won six year-end World Cup discipline championships – combined in 2003, 2004, and 2008; giant slalom in 2004; and Super-G in 2005 and 2007 – and through 2008 he has won 31 World Cup races. At the World Championships, Miller has won four titles – two in 2003 in the giant slalom and combined, and two in 2005 in the downhill and Super-G, in addition to a Super-G silver medal in 2003.

But Miller has always generated press with his attitude that smacks of “don’t care” and is definitely a free spirit. In a 60 Minutes interview in January 2006, he admitted to racing many times while “wasted” (drunk). He was then blasted by the American media when he performed poorly at the Torino Winter Olympics in 2006. In 2007, Miller left the US Ski Team to ski on his own internationally, forming Team America for the 2008 season. Though he had struggled in 2006-07, the new team seemed to work for him, as he came back to win the 2008 overall World Cup title and won seven World Cup races in the 2007-08 season.

Bode in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
6
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:3 Bronze medal:2
  • Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    • 8
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • =3 Bronze medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Super G
    • 20
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 6
      Alpine Skiing
      Super Combined
  • Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • 2 Silver medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Super G
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Super Combined
  • Turin
    Turin 2006
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Turin
    Turin 2006
    • 5
      Alpine Skiing
      Downhill
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Super G
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Combined
    • =6
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
  • Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City 2002
    • 2 Silver medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 24
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
    • 2 Silver medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Combined
  • Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom