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Monday, November 9th, 2015
BODE MILLER TO JOIN NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF “BIRDS OF PREY” WORLD CUP SKIING EVENT
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 9, 2015 – Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier in history, will make his debut as an analyst during NBC Sports’ coverage of the “Birds of Prey” World Cup alpine skiing event from Beaver Creek Resort in Beaver Creek, Colo., December 4-6.
For nearly two decades, Miller has been one of the most successful skiers in the world and one of the sport’s most unique personalities. As a member of five U.S. Olympic teams (1998-2014), he earned six medals – the most ever by a U.S. skier — including a gold in super combined at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Miller’s impressive career also includes four gold medals from eight World Championships. A two-time World Cup overall champion (2005 and 2008), he also owns the U.S. men’s record for World Cup victories.
“We’re looking forward to Bode bringing his go-for-broke style from the slopes to the booth,” said NBC Sports alpine skiing Coordinating Producer John McGuinness. “In addition to being one of the world’s most exciting and colorful skiers, Bode may be the most knowledgeable skier in the world. His outspoken style combined with his ability to articulate the technical aspects of the sport is a powerful combination that will benefit viewers.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to call the ‘Birds of Prey’ races with Dan and the team at NBC Sports,” said Miller. “I love to watch and analyze ski racing, so that part should be very natural for me. I love trying new things and calling a race live will be a new experience.”
“Birds of Prey” is one of the world’s premier ski events, and the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States. NBC Sports’ 4.5 hours of coverage begins on Friday, December 4, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. It continues on Saturday, December 5, at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN, before concluding on Sunday, December 6, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports alpine skiing host Dan Hicks will call “Birds of Prey” alongside Miller, with Steve Porino serving as course reporter and Todd Brooker handling interviews.
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Bode Miller is regarded as one of the most talented ski racers of all time. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and a two-time World Cup Champion. Miller has won six Olympic medals, a gold, three silvers and two bronze, making him the second-most decorated Winter Olympic athlete in U.S. history. Miller is the oldest athlete to win an alpine skiing Olympic medal and has the second-most alpine skiing medals in Olympic history. He is the first American alpine athlete to compete in five Olympics, debuting in Nagano in 1998. Bode has won two overall World Cup titles (2005 and 2008) along with four World Cup discipline titles (Giant Slalom, Combined, and SuperG x 2). He has also won four World Championship Gold medals along with a silver. Bode’s 33 World Cup wins are the most by any American male and seventh most in the sport’s history. Bode is one of only two men to win a World Cup race in the four primary disciplines in a single season and is one of only five men to win a race in all five alpine skiing disciplines in a career.
A father of three and married to pro beach volleyball player Morgan Beck, Miller spends much of his time off snow with his family in California. His new passion is horse racing, of which Miller has a stake in a several competitive horses with top trainer Bob Baffert. Also active in philanthropy, Miller is passionate about his Turtle Ridge Foundation, an organization he started in 2005, focusing on supporting and empowering adaptive sports. He hosts two major fundraising events annually: BodeFest, a skiing event at Canon Mountain in the spring, and BodeBash, a golf and tennis event in Franconia, NH, in the summer.