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Associated Press, Published February 27 2010

WINTER OLYMPICS: American Bode Miller skis out of men’s slalom

WHISTLER, British Columbia – Bode Miller’s bid for Olympic history ended early today when he skied off-course just 8 seconds into his final event.

The 32-year-old from Franconia, N.H., trying to become the first man to win four Alpine medals in the same Olympics, missed a gate in the slalom shortly after the start on a fog-shrouded, snowy day. He stood by the side of the course looking mystified by his mistake.

Miller is one of only five men to get three Alpine medals at a games, a record performance for a U.S. skier.

He won gold in the super-combined, silver in the super-G and bronze in downhill.