Last updated on: 2/22/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Bode Miller Biography

Title:
Professional alpine skier and five-time Olympic medalist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“What do you call aspirin? What do you call Creatine? What do you call vitamin C? Those are all the same thing. It’s not any different than anything else. I don’t know why everybody takes issue with [steroids].

I think they should not worry about it and let athletes do what they want to do – to be in proper training, proper diet. I wish the most performance-enhancing stuff on everybody in their life. I would wish you to enhance your performance as much as you could…”

“Ski God-Turned-Olympic Goat Bode Miller Touts Steroids and His Short Game,” BadGolfer.com, Aug. 18, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Winner, Gold Medal (Men’s Super Combined), Silver Medal (Men’s Super-G), and Bronze Medal (Men’s Downhill) at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, 2010
  • Winner, Alpine Skiing World Cup title, 2005 and 2008
  • Season Title Winner, Disciplines: Giant Slalom, Combined, Overall, Super-G, 2003-2008
  • First place winner in dozens of super-G, slalom, giant slalom, downhill, and combined professional races
  • Former Team Member, US Ski Team, 1996-2007
  • Winner of two Silver Medals, Winter Olympics, 2002
Education:
  • Attended Carrabassett Valley Academy
Other:
  • Became the fifth man in the world to win World Cup races in all five disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, downhill, and combined, 2004
  • The Bode Miller Alpine Racing video game was released on Jan. 30, 2006
  • Star of the biographical film Flying Downhill, 2006
Quoted in:
  1. Should "Blood Doping" and Erythropoietin (EPO) Use Be Accepted in Sports?