NBC Olympics Reporter Pushes US Alpine Skier Bode Miller to Tears with Questions about His Dead Brother

NBC Olympics Reporter Pushes US Alpine Skier Bode Miller to Tears with Questions about His Dead Brother

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]

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