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Russia launches Sochi Olympics

February 7, 2014 SOCHI, Russia — A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports... more »»

Women ski jumpers finally get chance on big stage

February 7, 2014 SOCHI, Russia — About the only thing that grounds America's women ski jumpers is when they're asked to talk about the men. They shouldn't have to much longer. more »»

Frenette gearing up for first competition jumps

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The U.S. men’s ski jumping team, including Saranac Lake’s Peter Frenette, is gearing up for its first competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics this weekend. more »»

The rush to ready Sochi

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — There’s a Subway restaurant at the base of the gondola in Gorki City, but you can’t buy a ham and cheese sub there just yet. more »»

Images of the Olympic scene

February 7, 2014 Photos from Krasnaya Polyana, Russia... more »»

Mixed expectations

February 7, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Reporter Chris Knight held his 2-year-old daughter in his arms — blond pigtails bobbing up and down — and swayed to Inisheer’s Celtic music at the Harrietstown Town Hall Saturday. more »»

Olympic biathlon track too short, gets extension

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Course workers added 40 meters (130 feet) to the biathlon track for the Sochi Olympics today because it was too short. The loop should measure 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles). more »»

Weibrecht to ski two races in Sochi

February 7, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Andrew Weibrecht won’t ski the first alpine ski race of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but the Lake Placid native is expected to compete in two other disciplines later in the... more »»

Biathletes test Olympic course

February 6, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The U.. more »»

Athletes get their own Olympic Village

February 6, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — This Winter Olympics, the world’s best biathletes and cross-country skiers have their own place to call home. more »»

US picks Todd Lodwick as Olympic flagbearer

February 6, 2014 SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The United States has chosen six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick to be the team’s flagbearer at Friday’s opening ceremony for the Sochi Games. more »»

Mazdzer on track

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Slopestyle kicks off Olympic competition

February 6, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — And to think, Shaun White chose not to ride down this course. more »»

First day in Russia

February 5, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — It’s 7:30 this morning. more »»

‘60 Minutes Sports’ highlights Placid tonight

February 5, 2014 LAKE PLACID — CBS’ magazine-style television sports show, “60 Minutes Sports,” will feature Lake Placid’s 1980 Winter Olympics when it airs tonight at 10 o’clock on CBS’s Showtime Sports channel. more »»

Lake Placid officials won’t make Sochi Games

February 5, 2014 The village of Lake Placid will not have an official presence at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi; however, local leaders hope to travel to Russia later this year to extend an olive branch to the... more »»

Lake Placid asked to back Olympic LGBT resolution

February 5, 2014 The village of Lake Placid has been asked to endorse a resolution that encourages the International Olympic Committee to promote future Olympic host cities to be more accepting of gay rights. more »»

Send-off to Sochi

February 4, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of people packed the Harrietstown Town Hall Monday evening to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics and the local athletes who will participate in them. more »»

Biesemeyer to speak at ESWG opening ceremony

February 4, 2014 LAKE PLACID — U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Biesemeyer of Keene will deliver the keynote speech Thursday night at the Empire State Winter Games opening ceremony in the Olympic Center. more »»

Lugers get taste of Olympic track

February 4, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Describing the ice as smooth, fast and by all accounts perfectly safe, luge athletes took their first formal training runs of the Sochi Olympics this morning. more »»

 
 
 

 

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