February 4, 2010 |
Bill Johnson was always five pounds of dynamite in a four-pound box. When he was a kid, the cops could not contain him. Oh, they'd catch him now and then -- breaking into houses or stealing a car -- but they couldn't quell the explosive temperament. "Wild Bill," they called him. Downhill racing has always attracted such mad dogs and misfits -- it's almost a job requirement. Who else but a crazy person skims down a frozen Popsicle at 90 mph? So it seems somehow prearranged that, on ice-caked vistas, Johnson would find an outlet for his lawless zeal.
February 23, 2006 |
U.S. skier Bode Miller, who has failed to win a medal in four Olympic Alpine races, tweaked his left ankle playing basketball Tuesday but is expected to compete in Saturday's slalom. "I've been told it's not real serious," Alpine director Jesse Hunt said Wednesday night after the women's slalom. "I don't think it's going to become a big issue." Hunt said it is common for ski racers to play other sports in between World Cup and Olympic races.
February 28, 2006 |
Skier Daron Rahlves says he wasn't surprised by any of the comments or behavior of Olympic teammate Bode Miller, who he says spends much of his time partying and "trying to look for girls." "For him to go out and party, that's nothing new. He does that all the time," said Rahlves, who finished third Sunday at the Jeep King of the Mountain Professional Skiing and Snowboarding World Championships at Squaw Valley, Calif.
February 24, 2002 |
Fans flocked here Saturday to see history made in the men's slalom, and history, indeed, was made. It was not rendered by home-country favorite Bode Miller, though. It was etched in soft snow by a Scot, with a brogue, skiing for Great Britain. It was a strange day from the start-gate get-go, one that ought to be spliced and forwarded to "Alpine's Funniest Home Videos."
February 13, 2003 |
Bode Miller hoped to win a bronze medal in the giant slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships, picturing the symmetry of owning a bronze to go with his gold and silver medals. But the daredevil from Franconia, N.H., outdid himself Wednesday by winning his second gold medal, becoming the first U.S. man to win three medals at a World Championship and boosting the U.S. team's medal total to a record of six.
February 23, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. media members covering Alpine skiing were in attack mode through five Olympic races. The United States had one medal, Julia Mancuso's unexpected bronze in the women's super combined, headed into the men's super-giant slalom Feb. 16. Patrick Riml, U.S. alpine director, was called upon to answer for the team's slow start. Riml was adamant it was too soon to render a final verdict. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "The Games aren't over yet, we're halfway through," Riml said.
March 14, 2008 |
Two years after an Olympic crash and burn at Turin, America is suddenly mountain tops in Alpine ski racing. Bode Miller, the go-it-alone typhoon, who split from the U.S. Ski Team last spring with both sides citing irreconcilable differences, scored a victory for independence Thursday when a 12th-place finish in super giant slalom clinched his second overall title at the World Cup Finals in Bormio, Italy.
January 14, 2007 |
The old Bode Miller is back. He's winning, he's joking and, of course, he's taking risks. Miller took a particularly aggressive line in the final turns of a downhill Saturday before crashing across the finish line to win the Lauberhorn race at Wengen, Switzerland, and move to within two wins of Phil Mahre's U.S. record for World Cup victories. Miller finished in 2 minutes 28.89 seconds for his 25th World Cup victory, 0.65 of a second faster than Didier Cuche, who was timed in 2:29.54.