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Miller set to continue but reveals little on Olympics

BODE Miller plans to ski next season although the two-time overall World Cup winner did not commit to the Vancouver Olympics.

Miller disclosed his plans to his ski manufacturer during a long meeting on the Kaprun glacier in Austria. Miller skipped the final four World Cup stops last season to spend time with his 1-year-old daughter and said he was considering retirement.

"He's planning to continue," Head's racing director Rainer Salzgeber said. "I wouldn't have been surprised if he had told us he was taking the year off. But he said, 'No, I don't want to do that.'"

Miller declined comment.

"I'm not going to talk about it. I don't have much faith in the media," he said. "Why don't you just skip that part of the story and write whatever you want to write, because that's what you guys do anyway."

Miller would not give Salzgeber an answer over his plans for the Vancouver Games.

"That's the same thing I asked him, and he said, 'I'm not focusing on that,'" Salzgeber said. "It would be a big surprise if he stops - although the Bahamas are nice that time of year, and you never know with him."

If he does skip the Olympics, Miller will lose a bundle of cash. Salzgeber said, "It does change the money" but gave no details.

Miller told Head, his biggest source of income, that he plans to race without any coaches and that he will skip summer training. "He wants to have everything in his own responsibility. Not having any coaches leaves him a little more room," Salzgeber said.


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