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Sochi slates unsure for Bode, Ligety

Updated: January 6, 2014, 2:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BORMIO, Italy -- Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.

It's a scenario that top skiers are calling "absurd" but that could become a reality -- at least, that's how the big Alpine nations are interpreting the International Ski Federation's (FIS) complex new Olympic qualifying rules.

"We're waiting for FIS to clarify ...

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