Miller headlines U.S. ski team for Sochi

The Sports NetworkJanuary 26, 2014 

Park City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was among 20 athletes selected to compete for the United States in alpine skiing for the 2014 Sochi Games.

Miller, who took top honors in the men's super combined event in Vancouver in 2010, is one of three U.S. skiers who have previously won Olympic gold on the 2014 squad. Ted Ligety won the men's combined at the 2006 Games in Turin, where Julia Mancuso placed first in the women's giant slalom.

The 36-year-old Miller, who also took home a silver and a bronze in Vancouver, will be competing in his fifth Olympics. Mancuso, a two-time silver medalist in 2010, made the U.S. squad for the fourth time and Ligety will be participating in his third Olympics.

As expected, the United States women's team did not include Lindsey Vonn after the four-time World Cup champion re-injured her right knee while crashing during a training session in November. Vonn tore the ACL and MCL in the same knee while competing in the World Championships last November.

2013 slalom world champion Mikaela Shiffrin will join Mancuso on the women's team, which will also include Stacey Cook, Julia Ford, Megan McJames, Laurenne Ross, Leeanne Smith, Resi Stiegler and Jacqueline Reiss.

The 18-year-old Shiffrin will be making her Olympics debut in Sochi.

Also named to the men's squad were David Chodounsky, Erik Fisher, Travis Ganong, Jared Goldberg, Tim Jitloff, Nolan Kasper, Steven Nyman, Marco Sullivan and Andrew Weibrecht.

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