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IOC suspends biathlon support

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The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that it would suspend direct financial support to the International Biathlon Union in the wake of a doping scandal related to Russia. The IOC said in a statement that it will stop giving money to the IBU until certain conditions are ...

Call reveals frantic effort to save Bode’s daughter

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LOS ANGELES — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller’s daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. “Yes, hurry. ...

First-timer blazes to trail run record

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KEENE VALLEY — A first-time competitor in the Great Adirondack Trail Run set a men’s course record, and a local favorite — and women’s course record holder — captured first in the women’s division. The 11.5-mile run, which is put on by The Mountaineer gear store in Keene ...

Bode Miller’s toddler daughter drowns in pool

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning ...

Bea wins marathon and bar bet

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LAKE PLACID — David Bea’s first trip to Lake Placid was memorable, and successful. Over the weekend, the Cincinnati resident enjoyed the breathtaking views from the summit of Whiteface Mountain, got a nice new hat and headed home with a marathon victory. Competing in his 56th ...

Martin breaks her own pentathlon school record

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Tupper Lake’s Sophia Martin broke her own school record in pentathlon this weekend at the NYSPHSAA track and field championships in Cicero. Martin tallied a total of 2,388 points in the event, beating her own record of 2,260 points set at the Section X championships earlier this ...

6-week time trial series in the books

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LAKE PLACID — The six-week Placid Planet time trial bike series wrapped up for the season Wednesday on River Road in Lake Placid. A field of 24 riders participated on Wednesday, and Bill McGreevy and Caitlyn Skufka turned in the fastest men’s and women’s times of the evening, ...

Martin PRs at state meet

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Five out of six Saranac Lake track athletes who traveled to the state championships finished their competition on Friday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Saranac Lake sent three boys and three girls to the two-day event, where they compete in Division II. Senior captain Tyler ...

APA approves ski jump changes

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RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency board approved major upgrades for Lake Placid’s ski jumps at its regular monthly board meeting Thursday. The Board of Commissioners also scheduled two public meetings on plans for Gore Mountain Ski Center. The board unanimously approved ...

Red Storm sports celebration

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School hosted its annual athletic awards night Tuesday in the auditorium. Director of athletics Eric Bennett opened the evening noting that 67 percent of the students in the district from grades seventh through 12th participate in sports for the Red ...

Lincoln looking for shot put record

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SARANAC LAKE — Sean Lincoln said a major reason he transferred to Saranac Lake as a junior was to play football. And after two years of being a Red Storm student-athlete, Lincoln has found out that athletics at the high school have provided him a whole lot more than a chance to be a star ...

Special Olympics tradition turns 50

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SARANAC LAKE — On Thursday, May 31, members of the local law enforcement community joined forces with Special Olympics athletes for the annual summer run from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. The occasion was Law Enforcement Torch Run, a fundraiser for the New York State Special Olympics ...

Paddlers take on Tupper Lake 8-Miler

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TUPPER LAKE — Forty-six paddlers enjoyed cool and somewhat breezy conditions for the fourth running of the Tupper Lake 8-Mile canoe and kayak race Saturday. Unlike last year’s mass start, there were two waves: the first consisted of 17 canoes and the second 19 kayaks. The addition of ...

Maiorca finishes on a high note

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ITHACA — Two days of competition in the New York State Public High School Golf Championships wrapped up on Monday at Cornell University, and after struggling in a big way on Sunday, Lake Placid senior Drew Maiorca turned in a strong finish in the second round to make a climb in the final ...

Bombers stung in state quarters

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PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Placid baseball team’s season came to an end Saturday with an 11-1 loss to Madrid-Waddington in a NYSPHSAA Class D quarterfinal game. The Blue Bombers got off to a slow start, as pitcher Jesse Izzo faced eight hitters in the first inning. The Yellowjackets were ...

Storm to send six to states

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SARANAC LAKE — Six members of the Saranac Lake track and field team are heading to the state championships. On Friday at Saranac Central, three Red Storm boys and three girls won their events at the Section VII qualifying meet to earn trips to the New York State Championships being ...

Schulz to fill gap with racing

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LAKE PLACID — With high school graduations just around the corner, one local student-athlete is opting for a year off from school to focus on cross-country skiing. Scott Schulz, who captured his third straight individual NYSPHSAA nordic ski championship this past February, was accepted ...