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NBC Repeatedly Asks Olympian Bode Miller About His Dead Brother

U.S. Olympian Bode Miller became the oldest alpine skier, 36, to win a medal today.

Miller shared the bronze with Jan Hudec of Canada.

However, a post-victory interview with NBC Sports' Christin Cooper became very awkward when the topic turned to Miller's late brother Chelone, who died from seizure in 2013 caused by an old motorcycle accident, noted Buzzfeed.

Cooper kept asking Miller about his brother even to the point where he crouched down and couldn't do the interview.

An NBC cameraman stayed inches away from Miller's face and zoomed in on the Olympian.

According to USA Today, Cooper asked, "I know you wanted to be here with Chilly experiencing these games, how much does it mean to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?"

While Miller tried to wipe away his tears, Cooper pressed on, "When you’re looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there and it just looks like you’re talking to somebody. What’s going on there?"

At this point, Miller fell to his knees, then got up and walked away.

Many people chided Cooper on Twitter for asking too much about Miller's brother.

Sources: Twitter, USA Today, Buzzfeed


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