Sochi Olympics 2014 - Bode Miller

  • Aired:  02/20/14
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Bode Miller talks about his love for competitive skiing and describes what it's like to be the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. (4:18)

NATION--( LAUGHTER )

WE ARE ENTERING THE FINAL DAYSOF THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI,

RUSSIA.

AND IT HAS BEEN MAGICAL.

WE'VE LAUGHED, WE'VE CRIED.

WE LEARNED FINLAND AND DENMARKARE TWO DIFFERENT PLACES.

( LAUGHTER )NOW, I WARNED YOU THE GAMES

COULD BE RUINED BY HOMOSEXUALSPROTESTING RUSSIA'S ANTI-GAY

LAWS.

SO I SENT MY OLD FRIEND ANDPRODUCER, BUDDY COLE, TO SOCHI

WELCOME MY PRODUCER, BUDDY COLE.

WELCOME, BUDDY!

GREAT REPORTS THIS WEEK, BUDDY.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO ON YOUR LASTNIGHT IN SOCHI?

>> WELL, STEPHEN, I'M HOPING TOMEET MY HERO, TEAM U.S.A.'S

SKIING LEGEND, BODE MILLER.

>> Stephen: THAT WOULD BENICE BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT WILL

BE POSSIBLE, BUDDY.

>> WHY NOT.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE HE'S HEREWITH US IN THE STUDIO.

BODE MILLER, EVERYBODY!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )BODE, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

HAVE A SEAT.

BODE MILLER!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )BODE, LISTEN, MAN--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

BODE, YOU'RE A 33-TIME WORLD CUPWINNER.

YOU'VE BEEN IN FIVE DIFFERENTOLYMPICS.

YOU'VE WON GOLD, YOU'VE WONSILVER, YOU'VE WON BRONZE RIGHT

HERE.

OKAY.

IS THIS GOING TO BE YOUR LASTOLYMPICS?

>> YEAH, I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, I BROUGHT HOME THEBRONZE IN MY WIFE'S FAVORITE

EVENT SO I THINK MAYBE THIS WILLBE THE TIME TO HANG IT UP.

IF I CAN GO FOR ANOTHER ONE, IFMY BODY HOLDS UP --

>> Stephen: AT THE VERY LEASTGO FOR THE CURLING TEAM.

>> I'LL HAVE TO CHANGE IT UPON ALITTLE.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T HAVE TOGO AS FAST DOWN THE ICE AND THAT

SPORT COMES WITH A BAR.

YOU GREW UP IN A CABIN IN NEWHAMPSHIRE WITH NO RUNNING WATER

AND NO ELECTRICITY.

IS THAT A TRUE STORY OR DID NBCMAKE THAT UP FOR YOUR MONTAGE?

( LAUGHTER )>> I GREW UP ON 57th STREET.

>> Stephen: HERE?

THAT'S NICE.

ALL RIGHT.

( LAUGHTER )YOU'RE THE OLDEST ATHLETE TO

EVER MEDAL IN ALPINE SKIING.

HOLD ARE YOU, 78, 79?

>> I TURN 50 IN 15 YEARS.

( LAUGHTER )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: NOW THAT SEEMSREALLY-- THAT SEEMS REALLY

YOUNG.

DO YOU FEEL OLD ON THE SLOPES?

>> YOU KNOW, IT'S WEIRD,SOMETIMES YOU DO.

I FELT OLD AT THE BOTTOM OF ALOT OF THOSE RACES.

AT THE TOP I FEEL LIKE A KID ANDI'M ALL JITTERY AND EXCITED AND

WHEN I GET TO THE BOTTOM AND HADIT WAS PRETTY QUIET DURING A

COUPLE OF MY RACES AND YOU CAMETO THE FINISH UP AND LOOK UP AND

FEEL PRETTY OLD SOMETIMES.

>> Stephen: SHOULD THIS BEYOUR LAST OLYMPICS?

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD EVERGOING TO THE MOUNTAIN AND SWING

SLOWLY, AND HAVE A HOT COCOA?

COULD YOU EVER SKI LIKE THAT?

>> YEAH, I THINK IT IS GOOD TOMIX IT UP.

BUT I HAVE THE THRILL SEEKER.

ONCE YOU'VE GOTTEN GOOD ATSOMETHING LIKE THIS, YEAH, YOU

DO WANT TO TEST YOURSELF.

I THINK THAT'S WHY I'M STILLGOING, I THINK.

I DON'T A LOT TO PROVE I DON'TTHINK IN RACING EXCEPT IT'S THE

ONLY CHANCE I GET TO GO AS FASTAS I CAN.

A COUPLE OF TIMES I GOT TO THEBOTTOM AND MY WIFE WAS WAITING

FOR ME AT THE FINISH AND IHAVEN'T FELT LIKE THAT IN 10

YEARS.

I WAS GIDDY.

I HAD SO MUCH FUN.

IT WAS LIKE, "THAT WAS SO FUN!"WITH SOME OTHER WORDS MIXED IN

THERE.

( LAUGHTER )AND IT WAS SO AWESOME.

AND THAT'S WHY I KEEP DOING IT.

I LOVE BRONZE MEDALS BUT FOR MEIT'S THE TOP.

>> Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPINGBY.

BODE MILLER, EVERYBODY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

THANKS SO MUCH.

BODE MILLER!

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