Local Olympians

Jumpers like planned ski jump improvements

LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Jumping Complex recently got approval from the state Adirondack Park Agency for a whole mess of renovations. While a zip-line attraction and snow tubing hill are expected to be fun for the casual visitor, the actual jumps hold plenty of opportunities for the future ...

Kohn takes over as USA Bobsled coach

USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games. Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the ...

Vonn rejoins NYSEF, Northwood team

LAKE PLACID — The New York Ski Educational Foundation and Northwood School recently announced the appointment of Thomas Vonn as Alpine Technical Director furthering the partnership the two organizations have enjoyed for decades. This new role is a collaborative effort to enhance their ...

Olympian Andrew Weibrecht reflects, looks ahead

LAKE PLACID — Olympian Andrew Weibrecht officially announced his retirement from alpine skiing recently. And although his competitive career that included winning two Olympic medals is over, the Lake Placid native has plenty on his plate. On Friday at his family’s resort, the Mirror ...

Burke starts second career with US Biathlon team

Four-time Olympian Tim Burke, who recently retired from competitive biathlon, will take over as the athlete development manager for the United States Biathlon team. As the athlete development manager, Burke, who officially starts work on May 21, is responsible for leading efforts to ...

From track to TV, Mazdzer sparkles

LAKE PLACID — Chris Mazdzer is a self-proclaimed non-dancer, but that didn’t stop him from Salsa dancing and swinging his partner in circles by his neck as she wrapped her thighs around him. The Lake House hotel hosted a viewing Monday night of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” ...

Mazdzer going Dancing

LAKE PLACID — The endless season of Chris Mazdzer continued this morning when the 2018 Olympic luge silver medalist was named to the cast of ABC television’s "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes." Mazdzer, who lives in Saranac Lake and Salt Lake City, Utah, is part of an all-athlete cast ...

Hanging up their rifles

SARANAC LAKE — As Lowell Bailey said from the stage of the Harrietstown Town Hall Wednesday, he and Tim Burke have been ski racing against each other since they were 6 or 7 years old. That competition intensified when Bailey moved from Old Forge to Lake Placid at age 10. Other kids his ...

Welcome home: Crowd loves local Olympians at Saranac Lake parade

SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year’s Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday ...

Crowd welcomes Olympians home at Saranac Lake parade

SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year’s Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday ...

American sledders rack up medals

LAKE PLACID — The 2017-2018 USA Bobsled and Skeleton season was highlighted by an Olympic silver medal, three overall tour titles and three World Cup gold medals as USABS athletes raced to 87 medals across six bobsled and skeleton tours. Women’s bobsled once again led the way for Team ...

Bronze plaques for silver medalists

SARANAC LAKE — This village will add two silver medalists — Chris Mazdzer and Andrea Kilbourne-Hill — to its Walk of Fame at Wednesday’s parade to welcome home athletes from last month’s Winter Olympics, according to Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Also, the number of participating 2018 ...

Bailey, Burke close out careers

The professional biathlon racing careers of Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke came to an end Sunday after the World Cup 4x7.5-kilometer relay in Oslo-Homenkollen, Norway. The four-time Olympians who both live in Lake Placid teamed up with Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren on Sunday to place seventh ...

Dunklee shoots clean, places fourth

OSLO, Norway — Clean shooting propelled Susan Dunklee to her best finish of the season on Thursday in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint as the BMW IBU World Cup 8 opened in Norway. The Barton, Vermont resident placed fourth, just 6.5 seconds off the podium, hitting all 10 of her targets ...

Bailey, Burke back in action

Lake Placid residents Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke returned to World Cup competition for the first time since the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race in Kontiolahti, Finland. Bailey finished 16th and Burke placed 38th, while fellow American Leif Nordgren, of ...

Saranac Lake will welcome home Olympians with parade

SARANAC LAKE — This village is throwing a parade to welcome local Olympians home from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wednesday, March 21 is confirmed as the date of the parade, Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, said Tuesday. It ...

Saranac Lake will welcome home Olympians with parade

SARANAC LAKE — This village is throwing a parade to welcome local Olympians home from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wednesday, March 21 is confirmed as the date of the parade, Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, said Tuesday. It ...

Mazdzer, Meyers Taylor finalists for Team USA Awards

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Luger Chris Mazdzer and bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, Olympic silver medalist sliders based out of the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, have been named finalists for “Best of the Games” Team USA Awards. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite ...

Bascue closes with 9th place

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Codie Bascue, a 23-year-old from Whitehall, teamed with Steve Langton, Evan Weinstock and Sam McGuffie to lead Team USA to a ninth-place finish in the four-man bobsled competition Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. “I think we came in here with a lot of ...