Posted January 26, 2014

Bode Miller makes fifth U.S. Olympic ski team

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Bode Miller (Christophe Pallot/Getty Images)

Bode Miller is one of the most decorated skiers in U.S. history. (Christophe Pallot/Getty Images)

Bode Miller headlines the U.S. ski team for the upcoming Sochi Games, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

It will be the fifth Olympic Games for the 36-year-old. He has won five Olympic medals — two silvers in 2002 at Salt Lake City and a gold, silver and bronze in 2010 at Vancouver.

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Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, who each won gold medals in 2006 at Turin, Italy, are also on the Olympic team, which consists of nine women and 11 men, according to the AP. Absent from the team is the injured Lindsey Vonn.

Mikaela Shiffrin, an 18-year-old from Colorado, also made the team. She has won three World Cup slalom races this season.

The U.S. ski team won a record eight medals in Vancouver.

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2 comments
kenc29
kenc29

The US team is peaking just at the right time.