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.
February 8, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- The men's downhill course at Rosa Khotur is being called by racers one of the best in Olympics history. “I think the hill is the toughest we've seen this year,” U.S. star Bode Miller said earlier this week. “It seems like the consequence of making a mistake is still real high, which is what the downhill is all about.” American veteran Marco Sullivan, making his fourth Olympic appearance, almost didn't make it to Sunday's start line. Sullivan, during Saturday's training run, avoided serious injury (or worse)
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 14, 2014
Bill Plaschke's Feb. 13 article about disappointing Olympic performances should never have been printed. Has he ever competed for or received an Olympic medal? Our fabulous, hard-working athletes have spent their lives achieving a spot on the US Olympic Team. They deserve better than Plaschke's ridicule. After putting so much effort in their events, we know their hearts are broken, which happens by mere fractions of a second. They are our heroes and should be lauded as such! Joann Duray Playa del Rey :: I find it disgusting that Bill Plaschke called Shaun White "the biggest loser of all" in his Olympics rant.
February 7, 2006 |
Daron Rahlves doesn't make headlines the way Bode Miller does because Rahlves, it appears, primarily skis for a living. Rahlves has no publicly stated opinions on drug testing, global warming, skiing drunk or the urinary tracts of Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong. It is not even clear whether Rahlves has watched "60 Minutes." His stated mission is as clear as Miller's is convoluted. "I love to ski," Rahlves says. "It's as simple as that."
February 19, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Ted Ligety's first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift, it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. It was like a kid winning an Oscar without taking acting lessons. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy, when he struck gold in the super combined, only because Bode Miller blew gold by missing a gate in his first slalom run and Austria's Benny Raich blew gold by hooking a second-run gate within feet of the finish line. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Ligety's second Olympic gold medal, won Wednesday at Rosa Khutor under postcard conditions, lifted the weight of his world.