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Bode Miller's coach hits out at ski officials

By  Unsigned,   Thursday, 13 March 2008

John McBride, the coach of US skier Bode Miller, has criticised the decision made by ski officials not to hold the World Cup downhill event on Wednesday.

It was cancelled after officials announced that Tuesday's training session could not be held due to poor snow conditions.

Miller himself has expressed disappointment and claimed that the decision favoured his Austrian and Swiss competitors.

"We're really disappointed that a little more effort wasn't made to try and hold a training run," Mr McBride told news agency AFP.

"It's mind-boggling. I've been on the World Cup for 14 years and in that time I've seen some pretty creative things being done. This is the most disappointed I've ever felt in that time."

As a result, Didier Cuche, from Switzerland, is the new downhill skiing World Cup champion, having ended the season with 584 points - only five points ahead of Miller.