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Reporter Pilloried for Making Bode Miller Cry

NBC's Christin Cooper kept asking about skier's late brother

(Newser) - Bode Miller yesterday became both the oldest Alpine skier to win an Olympic medal and the US skier with the most Olympic medals , when he won bronze in the super-G—but what most people are talking about after the win is the uncomfortable interview that followed. Miller, interviewed by NBC'... More »

Alpine Skiing Ends in Historic Gold-Medal Tie

Two downhill skiers tie for gold at the Sochi Olympics

(Newser) - Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin tied for gold at the Sochi Olympics today—a first in Olympic alpine skiing history, NBC reports. Maze and Gisin finished today's downhill skiing event with identical times; Switzerland's Lara Gut won the bronze. "It’s a great... More »

Friction Flares Between US Women Skiers

Julia Mancuso says media is too focused on Lindsey Vonn

(Newser) - Rumblings of discord have emerged between US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. In an interview with , Mancuso said she and the rest of the alpine skiing team were tired of the media lust for the photogenic Vonn. "People are having a hard time reaching their potential... More »

Bode Miller Wins Gold ... Finally

Sixth Olympic medal, in Alpine super-combined, is the longed-for color

(Newser) - Bode Miller has finally fulfilled his expectations and won an Olympic gold medal, using a blistering slalom run to complete a super-combined victory. After placing seventh in the downhill run, the New Hampshire native skied one of the fastest slalom legs today for a two-run combined time of 2:44.... More »

Defago Sweeps Past Bode for Downhill Gold

Miller forced to settle for bronze

(Newser) - The men's downhill skiing competition surged out of the gate in Whistler today, but with all eyes on Bode Miller, little-known Swiss skier Didier Defago unseated the American's solid performance and snatched the gold for himself. Defago, which the New York Times notes isn't even the most famous skier with... More »

Slush Postpones Men’s Alpine Skiing

Warm temps make for dangerous conditions; no replacement date set

(Newser) - The men's downhill at the Vancouver Olympics has been postponed because of a slushy course, the International Ski Federation said. The opening Alpine race was called off about seven hours before it was scheduled to start today. A replacement date was not immediately announced. More »

Injury Dims Medal Hopes of Lindsey Vonn

Favorite for Olympic skiing gold is unsure she'll make practice run

(Newser) - American skier and great Olympic hope Lindsey Vonn injured her shin during a practice run in Austria last week and is doubtful about her upcoming performance. “I'm coming into these Olympics a lot more unsure than I was, um, a few weeks ago,” she tells the Today Show.... More »

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