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Road to Sochi: 2014 Gold Diggers

Can Bode and his fellow U.S. racers match their stellar Vancouver performance? The excitement starts Sunday.

Freakishly fast and irresistibly likeable Ted Ligety may be the clear favorite in GS, with a great shot at super combined gold as well.

And fresh-faced world beater Mikaela Shiffrin, at age 18, may be untouchable in slalom, an event she has utterly dominated for the past year (while making big strides in GS).

And feisty, fearless Julia Mancuso may well rise to the occasion as she so often has in big events, snagging one of the shinier medals in GS or super G or even downhill.

U.S. Ski Team Names Sochi Squad

U.S. Ski Team Names Sochi Squad
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Miller, Ligety, Mancuso and first-time Olympian Shiffrin headline what may be strongest American ski squad ever.

Even without the injured Lindsey Vonn, winner of 59 World Cup races, the American alpine racing Olympic team looks one of the strongest ever. The U.S. Ski Team announced its Sochi team Sunday. It includes proven medal winners like Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso along with an Olympic newcomer—18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin—who’s already demonstrated that she’s the woman to beat in slalom and has been making impressive inroads in GS. The Games begin in just two weeks, starting with the men’s downhill on Feb. 9 and the women’s super combined on Feb. 10.

Miller, Mancuso, Vonn Prepare for World Cup Events

Miller, Mancuso, Vonn Prepare for World Cup Events
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Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, and Lindsey Vonn are training for this weekend's World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and Lake Louise, Alberta.

Americans Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished strong in Tuesday’s downhill training for the upcoming Audi FIS World Cup speed events at Beaver Creek, CO and Lake Louise, AB this weekend.

On Dec. 3, 4, and 5, the men will compete in Downhill, Super G, and Giant Slalom, respectively, at Beaver Creek’s famous Birds of Prey course.

Lindsey Vonn Wins ESPY Awards

Lindsey Vonn Wins ESPY Awards
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Vonn won best female athlete and best female U.S. Olympian on a night filled with snowsports stars.
Lindsey Vonn won female athlete of the year at the 2010 ESPYs, knocking out Serena Williams, basketball player Diana Taurasi, and others.Vonn’s success on the World Cup circuit over the 2009-10 season, and her dominant performances at the Vancouver Olympic games earned her the title of best female athlete, as well as best Olympic female athlete.

Bode Miller Signs with US Ski Team

Bode Miller Signs with US Ski Team
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The Olympic and World Cup champ has reinstated his annual contract with the US Ski Team.
Bode Miller won’t be pursuing tennis any longer. The almost 33-year-old skier has signed and submitted an annual team contract with the US Ski Team. After a two-year breakaway from the team, Bode’s back, and he’s poised for success.

Miller's U.S. Open Quest Ends in Straight-Set Loss

Miller's U.S. Open Quest Ends in Straight-Set Loss
U.S. Ski Team athlete Bode Miller at the US Open National Playoffs Hawaii Pacific Sectional Qualifying Tournament
Hawaii heat—and a pretty good tennis player—put American ski star in his place at sectional qualifier.

Looks like skiing needn’t worry about losing one of its brightest stars to the tennis circuit.

Bode Miller has long since proven himself one of the world’s best at racing. We’ve watched him take down NFL backs and track stars in the ABC Superstars competition (joining guys like Herschel Walker and OJ Simpson among past winners of the event). But his shot at a walk-on qualification for the U.S. Open wilted in the Hawaii heat Thursday.

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