While competing on the FIS World Cup tour at Adelboden, Switzerland, Bode Miller (USA) was cleared to race in all five Alpine events at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, including defending his Super-Combined title.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) 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.
Bode Miller, who won three medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, needed FIS approval to defend his Super-Combined gold next month. Hujara says 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 in Vancouver.