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Bode Miller to miss World Cup finals, says he's had an 'accomplished' season

March 9, 2010 |  9:40 am

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Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller will not compete at next week's World Cup finals in Germany because of a sore right ankle.

Miller, who missed World Cup events earlier this season after injuring the ankle while playing volleyball with teammates, said he planning to discuss his future with U.S. men's skiing coach Sasha Rearick soon.

"At some point, I'll sit down with Sasha and see where we're at and what kind of program we can put together, and I'll make a plan from there," Miller said in a statement.

Miller won three medals at the Vancouver Olympic Games -- gold in the super-combined, silver in the super-G and bronze in the downhill. In addition, he won a World Cup super-combined event in January.

"My goal at the beginning of the season was to get ready for the Olympics and win races in February," Miller said. "I just focused on that, and I did that."

"I feel like I accomplished everything I wanted to this season, so it's nice to just be able to relax."

-- Austin Knoblauch

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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