Afterward, Miller again left the finish area without giving interviews, not even stopping at the NBC position. It was the second race in a row in which Miller left others, primarily (US Ski Head) McNichol, to pick up the postrace pieces.
"Every time after a race I tell him, 'We have to do this; we have to go there,' " U.S. ski team press aide Marc Habermann said. "He looks at me and says, 'Yeah, but I don't want to.' He just turns around and takes off."
No one can, or chooses to, make him do otherwise.
"I've had my conversations with Bode in terms of once the race is over part of the job is go down to the finish (and speak to reporters)," McNichol said. "But again, Bode tends to do what he wants to do and not necessarily what's professional ... or necessary."