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01-09-2006, 12:35 AM
The International Ski Federation wants the U.S. ski team to address the latest controversy surrounding outspoken reigning overall World Cup champion Bode Miller.

United States Skiing and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt is expected to fly to next week's World Cup races in Switzerland to speak to Miller, who said in a "60 Minutes" interview that partying affected his performance in the past.

U.S. alpine director Jesse Hunt, who was scheduled to join the team in Europe on Tuesday, moved his flight up a day.

"It's up to his own federation to take action," FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis said Sunday. "We have talked to the U.S. federation about it, whether what he is saying is good for the image of the sport and good for the image of the U.S. ski team.