Bode Miller references Harding-Kerrigan fiasco

BY foxsports • February 15, 2010

Bode Miller is using the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan fiasco to illustrate his point that medals aren't everything.

Asked to discuss his own Olympic legacy after winning a U.S.-record third career Alpine medal Monday, Miller made an off-the-cuff reference to the infamous episode in 1994, when Harding's husband helped plan an assault on figure skating rival Kerrigan at the U.S. national championships ahead of the Lillehammer Games.

``You don't want to go the Tonya Harding route of winning medals,'' Miller said. ``If you wanted just strictly to win medals, you could go through a whole long start list of racers and just go to their house in the offseason - break a leg here, pull out a shoulder socket there - and you'd probably have a whole bunch of medals.''


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