After winning a bronze medal in Sunday’s men’s Olympic super-G event to become the oldest to medal in Olympic alpine skiing history, Bode Miller took questions from NBC’s Christin Cooper. Cooper asked Miller a series of questions about his brother, Chilly, who had died from an apparent seizure last year and resulted in very emotional Miller.
Partial transcript as follows:
MILLER: This was a little different. With my brother passing away, I really wanted to come back here and race the way he sends it. So this was a little different.
COOPER: Bode, you’re showing so much emotion down here. What’s going through your mind?
MILLER: A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year.
COOPER: I know you wanted to be here with Chilly experiencing these games, how much does it mean to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?
MILLER: I mean, I don’t know it’s really for him. But I wanted to come here and uh — I don’t know, I guess make my self proud.
COOPER: When you’re looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there and it just looks like you’re talking to somebody. What’s going on there?
[END OF INTERVIEW]