Despite difficulties, Bode added to U.S. slalom team

Updated: January 31, 2007, 9:05 AM ET
Associated Press

MUNICH, Germany -- Bode Miller has secured a slalom spot on the U.S. team at the world championships in Sweden.

"Bode will start in the slalom," U.S. head coach Phil McNichol told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Miller only needs a slalom title to become the only man to win world championship gold medals in all five disciplines.

Miller's last chance to qualify for a berth in the slalom worlds at Are, Sweden, came Tuesday at a World Cup event. He was 25th, but Miller hadn't even completed a World Cup slalom since finishing 18th in Kitzbuehel on Jan. 22, 2006.

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