January 10

Bode Miller clear for all Alpine races at Olympics

The New Hampshire native gets a favorable clarification to the rules and is eligible for all races in Sochi.

The Associated Press

ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Bode Miller has been cleared to race in all five Alpine events at the Sochi Olympics, including defending his super-combined title.

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Olympic and world championship gold medalist skier Bode Miller has been cleared to race in all five Alpine events at the Sochi Olympics.

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The International Ski Federation clarified its qualification rules after confusion this week about whether some top racers had achieved enough results. FIS men’s race director Guenter Hujara says Miller’s status on the injury list throughout last season was taken into consideration.

Miller, the New Hampshire native and graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy, won three medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He needed FIS approval to defend his super-combined gold next month.

Hujara said the five-time Olympic medalist is also qualified for giant slalom and slalom.

Miller had already qualified in downhill and super-G, where he won bronze and silver, respectively, four years ago.

The 36-year-old American will compete in World Cup GS and slalom races this weekend.

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