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USA Nordic opens new home in Utah

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PARK CITY, Utah — USA Nordic has opened a new headquarters and athlete center just a short distance from the Olympic ski jumps in its home of Park City, Utah. The athlete center is a unique combination of an administrative office for USA Nordic paired with an athlete training recovery ...

U.S. wins two silvers in World Cup luge

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LAKE PLACID — Competing on home ice over the weekend in Lake Placid, members of United States Luge Team came up just short of turning in a great performance in Viessmann World Cup racing at Mount Van Hoevenberg. But in sport where slivers of a second make the difference, the Americans ...

SLP girls fall in OT

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team suffered its second tough setback in as many days, falling 3-2 to Oswego in overtime. After a scoreless first, both teams found the back of the net twice in the middle stanza. Rylee Preston lifted SLP to a 1-0 edge on a goal just 26 ...

Fast-starting Lakers upend SLP

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SARANAC LAKE — Giving up two early goals got the best of the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team Friday in a 2-1 home loss to unbeaten Skaneateles. Senior captain Megan Teachout netted both goals for the Lakers, starting with the first of the game that came with just 32 seconds gone ...

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Olympics

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Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic ...

Svindal claims 7th win in Val Gardena

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SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — Aksel Lund Svindal hasn’t felt this good in nearly three years, even though he still has metal support pieces inside his surgically repaired left thumb. The Norwegian veteran extended his record to seven career victories in Val Gardena on Friday by ...

FIS intends to strip Luitz of win for using oxygen mask

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SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — The International Ski Federation intends to strip German racer Stefan Luitz of his first World Cup win for using an oxygen mask but will not seek further punishment. FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis said on Friday the German Ski Association has been ...

Home sweet home

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LAKE PLACID — Emily Sweeney and Chris Mazdzer have already pleasantly surprised themselves by meeting some of the goals they set out to accomplish heading into the World Cup luge season. Along with the rest of their American teammates, the two veterans with local ties are hoping for ...

Flyers rally late to take down Tupper Lake

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake boys basketball team built a double-digit lead early in Thursday night’s home game against Norwood-Norfolk, but the Flyers rallied late to top the Lumberjacks 70-51. The two teams were evenly matched in the first quarter, which ended with the home team ...

Moriah runs through Storm

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team lost at home Thursday, falling 74-45 to Moriah in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play. Braden Swain led the Vikings with a game-high 23 points. Owen Fleury also drained 10 points in the win. Senior Jacob Shipman paced the Red ...

Russian biathletes questioned for doping

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SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Austrian authorities are investigating 10 members of Russia’s biathlon team for doping and fraud offenses. Police visited the Russian team’s accommodation in Austria on Wednesday ahead of a World Cup event and spoke with athletes and staff. The case is ...

Patriots pull away from Saranac Lake

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SARANAC LAKE — Two young teams went at it when Saranac Lake hosted AuSable Valley in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference basketball game on Wednesday. And after a close second period, the talented Patriots had little trouble pulling away to claim a 53-32 victory. AuSable Valley ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: NCCC women climb to No. 6

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SARANAC LAKE — After winning seven of its first nine games, the North Country Community College women’s basketball team has been rewarded with the No. 6 ranking in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll. The Saints only two losses this season have ...

Two-time Olympic champion Northug to retire from skiing

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of Norway’s greatest cross-country skiers says he is retiring from the sport. Petter Northug, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 13-time world champion, says he had “some fantastic years,” adding there will be “no comeback.” The 32-year-old Norwegian ...

A marathon, a ring and memories of mom

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SARANAC LAKE — Tawnia Provost was a little worried that a necklace carrying the ashes of her mother would become an issue during the 24-year-old’s recent running of the Philadelphia Marathon, but the locket stayed in place for the whole race. Provost finished her first marathon in ...

Northwood hockey wins 21st in a row

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LAKE PLACID — The veteran Northwood School junior hockey team is flying high. On Sunday, the Huskies notched their 21st straight win, and second shutout of the weekend in a rare appearance on home ice at the Olympic Center. In a game played at the 1932 Rink, Northwood got goals from ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SLP girls pick up league victory on the road

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MALONE — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team scored a goal in each period Tuesday to secure a 3-0 victory over Franklin Academy. Lydia Bullock connected in the first period, and Rylee Preston scored one in the second and another in the third to account for the SLP goals. “Good ...

Jingle Bell runners warm up

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LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run drew a hearty crowd of 99 runners and walkers who braved the cold temperatures Saturday morning for a trip around Mirror Lake. The 2.5-mile run/walk also included a costume contest that awarded a $100 cash prize to the winner. ...

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bombers hang on for win

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CHAZY — The Lake Placid boys basketball team raced out to an early lead then held on to secure a 49-44 victory over Chazy on Monday night. Jearanut Tantitanomwong scored 21 of his game-high 32 points in the first half as the Blue Bombers went into the locker room at halftime with a ...