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Bode Miller cries during interview; reporter Christin Cooper criticized for questions

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Bode Miller salvaged what has been a disappointing trip to Sochi on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in the men’s super-G. The 36-year-old became the oldest alpine skier in Olympic history to win a medal. After the race, he was overcome with emotion when NBC’s Christin Cooper asked several questions about his late brother.

Miller’s brother Chelone was found dead last April after suffering an apparent seizure. He was 29. At the start of his interview with Cooper, Miller mentioned the passing of Chelone. You can see the full video of the interview here.

“This was a little different,” he said. “I think my brother passing away … I really wanted to come back here and race the way he sensed it. This was a little different.”

Miller was clearly fighting back tears after bringing up his brother. Cooper asked a follow-up question about the emotion he was showing. When he did not mention Chelone, she asked another question about him.

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Bode Miller: Bad vision led to disappointing finish

Bode-MillerBode Miller is the most decorated men’s alpine skier in United States history. He also may hold the record for most excuses after the worst finish of his Olympic career.

Miller finished eighth in the men’s downhill in Sochi over the weekend. After dominating two out of three training runs, he was considered by many to be the gold medal favorite. So what went wrong for the 36-year-old? He already said the course conditions changed drastically from training to the actual race. Miller also blamed bad vision.

“I don’t win when the sun’s not out,” he said, according to NBC Olympics. “I haven’t won in five years when the sun’s not out.”

The problem, Miller says, is that he should have gotten eye surgery.

“I was supposed to get an eye surgery earlier this year,” he added. “I have a great sponsor, an eye doctor, and we just never found the time to do it because the race schedule is so tight. We were pretty pissed off looking back that we hadn’t figured out time to do that.”

[WATCH: Bode Miller's wife reacts to his terrible race]

Vision is obviously critical to a skier who is traveling down a mountain at speeds of around 80 mph — but five years? If Miller hasn’t won without the sun in five years because of poor eyesight, you would think he would have addressed the problem well before the final Olympic Games of his career.

“My vision is critical,” he said. “When the light’s perfect, I can ski with any of the best guys in the world. When it goes out, my particular style suffers more than the guys who are more stable and don’t do as much in the middle of the turn.”

Again, this should have been addressed sooner. And since it wasn’t, it doesn’t sound like a very valid excuse for going from fastest to eighth-fastest between training and the actual event.

Bode Miller’s wife had sad reaction to his horrible race (GIF)

Bode-Miller-wifeBode Miller provided America with its most disappointing moment of the weekend at the Sochi Olympics when he failed to win a medal in the downhill event. The 36-year-old is the most decorated alpine skier in US Olympic history. He won two out of three training sessions in the men’s downhill and was the favorite to take home the gold. Instead, Miller finished eighth.

After the race, Miller’s wife Morgan Beck looked as devastated as anyone. She clearly said, “Oh my God,” before turning away and pulling her hood over her head to cover here face. Miller had a similar reaction.

Miller blamed the course, saying it was a lot slower during the actual race than it was during training.

“It’s just the course just slowed down, it’s one of the big challenges in ski racing is sometimes it’s not in your hands,” he said, via Bill Plaschke of the LA Times. “This can be a tough one to swallow today. This is the premier event, and it’s something I’ve thought about quite a bit.”

Miller’s gold medal in the super combined event and his bronze in the downhill race four years ago in Vancouver will likely be the last of his Olympic career.

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Bode Miller reportedly files two paternity suits; his wife and another girl are both currently pregnant

Nobody can ever accuse Bode Miller of lacking fertility.

According to a report from TMZ, the Olympic skier and gold medal winner has filed two paternity suits to establish custody with two separate women.

One of the suits involves a woman named Sara McKenna, who is currently pregnant and due in February. Miller is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the soon-to-be-born boy.

The other suit involves a woman named Chanel Johnson, who has a 4-year-old daughter. Miller claims to be the father and is hoping to establish joint and physical custody, as well as child support payments.

bode morgan millerBut here’s the big thing: Miller married his wife (pictured), volleyball player Morgan Beck (now Miller), in October, and she is currently pregnant and due in August. Yeah, there’s a lot going on here.

Apparently Miller was trying to distance himself from McKenna while he was with Morgan.

On her Twitter account, McKenna, who bills herself as a firefighter, ex-Marine, and model, claims that Miller wouldn’t acknowledge his child. The same day that Miller announced on his Twitter account that he was engaged to Morgan, McKenna posted a sonogram of her baby and included Miller in her tweet.

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Bode Miller accidentally mangles his wife Morgan’s eye with a golf ball (Picture)

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If Bode Miller’s wife chose to never play golf again in her life, no one would blame her. Morgan Miller, a professional volleyball player who was formerly known as Morgan Beck, decided to play a little golf on Wednesday with her Olympic gold medalist husband. Things did not go as planned.

According to Morgan’s Twitter account, Bode accidentally drilled her with what she described as a “160 mph line drive” to the left eye. Fortunately she was wearing sunglasses, which absorbed some of the blow and left her with 50+ stitches and a temporary loss of vision rather than blindness in her left eye and possibly worse. For those of you who have strong stomachs, the uncensored version of the photo you see above is after the jump.

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