Samuel Bode Miller was born on 12 October 1977 in Easton, New Hampshire. He is more commonly known as Bode.
Bode Miller was an ace alpine ski racer. He first caught wide recognition when he won two silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City: one for the giant slalom and one for the combined events respectively. However, he had a stream of fans already when he entered the World Cup scene in 1996. He was still 18 years old then. He is known for his daredevil style – oftentimes braving crashes to amplify his chances of winning a set race.
• 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City); giant slalom – silver • 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City); combined – silver• 2003 World Cup – second overall• 2004 World Cup – won two title events: giant slalom and combined; finished 4th overall• 2005 World Cup – overall title• 2007 World Cup – won the Super-G title; finished 4th overall• 2008 World Cup – won the overall title for the second time
Miller was also known for his withdrawn but outspoken personality and his attention-getting statements. He had appeared on the program 60 minutes in January 2006 where he described skiing as “wasted” and even compared it to reckless drunk driving. In 2005, he published his autobiography called Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun, which he wrote together with his friend Jack McEnany. He also endorsed a video game called Bode Miller Alpine Racing which was released for mobile phones on January 30, 2006. It was followed by Bode Miller Alpine Skiing for Playstation 2 and Windows.