Name: Bode Miller
Events: Combined, Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super-G
Stats: 36 years old; 6’2″
Hometown: Easton, N.H.
Olympic Record: Competed in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. He won two silvers in 2002. In 2010 he won a bronze, a silver, bronze and a gold.
Background: Bode Miller is the most decorated U.S. male skier in history, an accomplishment that sharply contrasts with his reputation as an undisciplined bad boy.
He is an Olympic and World Championships gold medalist, and has won the World Cup 33 times. He is one of only five men worldwide to have won World Cup races in all five Alpine disciplines.
Following a lackluster performance at the 2006 games in Turino, Italy, Miller told “60 Minutes” he had skied “wasted” and told another reporter that the games gave him the opportunity “to party and socialize at an Olympic level.”
Fans turned their backs on the skier following those Olympics. In Vancouver in 2010, however, a more mature, clearly focused athlete showed up to compete, and Miller won three medals, including a gold.