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National Sports Academy succumbs to financial troubles (2nd update)

May 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — National Sports Academy will close at the end of the month, right after graduation, and won’t reopen in the fall. more »»

 
 
 
USA Luge looking for better offers

May 20, 2015 LAKE PLACID — After spending all 36 years of its life so far in New York’s Olympic village, USA Luge is testing its options. more »»

Luge leaving Lake Placid?

May 19, 2015 LAKE PLACID — USA Luge may move its headquarters out of New York’s Olympic village, although it says its athletes would still train here. more »»

Bode Miller keeps ski team options open

May 15, 2015 At the moment, Bode Miller is preparing to change diapers, not charge down a mountain. more »»

Sliding through adversity

April 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Duncan Segger is a serious competitor when it comes to the fastest sport on ice. And the 14-year-old luge racer isn’t going to let a “little speed bump” get in his way. more »»

NYSEF shines at nationals

April 16, 2015 The New York Ski Educational Foundation’s freeride season came to an end at the USASA National Championships in early April on Copper Mountain in Colorad. more »»

Biathletes to open training in Lake Placid

April 13, 2015 Local biathletes Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Annelies Cook have been nominated to return to the United States National Team next seaso. more »»

Backyard talent search

April 10, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Marshall family of Lake Placid recently received the bronze medal in the USA Luge Backyard Luge Contest. more »»

Snowboarding decline

April 6, 2015 KILLINGTON, Vt. — Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. more »»

Sledders collect 78 medals for season

April 4, 2015 LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes claimed 78 medals in international competitions and seven overall tour titles during the 2014-2015 seaso. more »»

US, Canada reach gold-medal game at women’s worlds

April 4, 2015 MALMO, Sweden (AP) — The United States routed Russia 13-1 Friday to advance the gold-medal game against Canada at the women’s world hockey championship. more »»

56 lace up for ‘Miracle’ fantasy camp

April 4, 2015 LAKE PLACID — After four days of “unforgettable” hockey, the Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp wrapped up Thursday. more »»

Boston’s Olympic bid in jeopardy

April 2, 2015 LONDON — When the U.S. decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, many experts felt an American city would be an early front-runner in the global race. more »»

Johnson receives pick-me-up from team

April 2, 2015 Most days are a struggle for American downhill great Bill Johnson as he rests in bed at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Oregon, watching his favorite television shows. more »»

Russian bobsledder hit with doping ban

April 2, 2015 MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says bobsledder Denis Moiseichenkov has been banned for 2 1/2 years after testing positive for a banned substanc. more »»

Chodounsky defends slalom title

March 30, 2015 CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A broken ski pole didn’t discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn’t deter him in his second, either. more »»

O’Brien wins giant slalom title

March 27, 2015 CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t there to compete, simply to film the giant slalom course and mingle with the next wave of up-and-coming skiers. more »»

Youngster comes out of nowhere to capture super-G

March 26, 2015 CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — The race was all but wrapped up, the medals all but awarde. more »»

Holcomb drives to national title

March 25, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Steven Holcomb and Carlo Valdes teamed together in the men’s two-man race to claim the 2015 USA Bobsled National Championship title on Friday. more »»

Antoine and Graybill defend skeleton championships

March 25, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Matt Antoine and Savannah Graybill successfully defended their USA Skeleton National Championship titles Friday after shattering the track records at Mount Van Hoevenberg. more »»

Top skiers headed to Maine

March 24, 2015 PORTLAND, Maine — Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine to finish the competitive season at the U.S. more »»

 
 

From Russia with Lou

Final dispatch

February 26, 2014 I couldn't stop laughing. I was sitting on the couch with my wife Sunday night, just minutes after walking in the door. more »

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