Winter Olympic Sports

Sledders take on St. Moritz ice

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — For the first time in 2017, the IBSF World Cup tour will compete outside of Germany, as the Olympia Bobrun in St. Moritz, Switzerland — the only non-refrigerated iced track in the world — will host this weekend’s races. Team USA is coming off a weekend in ...

Chen leads the way at US figure skating championships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The pain in his hip is gone. All that’s left is a surgical screw and a scar. Nathan Chen hardly thinks about it these days, when he’s gliding over the fresh ice in training or competition. The next big thing in American figure skating doesn’t worry about it ...

United States alpine ski team athletes enjoy a night of bowling Tuesday at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake. From the left are Nick Krause, Kipling Weisel, Sam Morse, Drew Duffy, Erik Arvidsson and River Radamus.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Skiers spend some down time at Romano’s

SARANAC LAKE — Six athletes from the United States Ski Team are calling Lake Placid home for the next few days after arriving in the Adirondacks on Tuesday for a training camp that culminates this weekend with two races at Whiteface Mountain in the annual St. Lawrence University Winter ...

Injuries knock skiing stars out of worlds

GENEVA — Two of skiing’s biggest stars will miss next month’s world championships because of season-ending surgery. Ted Ligety of the United States and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway — each with five career world titles — both announced in Instagram posts on Tuesday they will now ...

Segger slides to bronze medal

  IGLS, Austria — Bronze medals by Brittney Arndt and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger headlined the USA Luge effort last weekend at the Junior World Cup meet in Igls, Austria. The up-and-coming athletes of the International Luge Federation (FIL) raced on the track ...

Burke takes 24th in Ruhpolding

Tim Burke placed 24th as the top American in Sunday’s World Cup biathlon 12.5-kilometer pursuit race in Ruhpolding, Germany. Teammate Lowell Bailey finished 28th. Burke, of Paul Smiths, got off to a great start by cleaning both prone stages to move up to 11th out on the course. ...

USA Luge finishes weekend with pair of fourth places

SIGULDA, Latvia — USA Luge closed the Sigulda Viessmann World Cup weekend with a pair of fourth-place performances Sunday — Emily Sweeney in a sprint race, as well as the team relay — as both events saw agonizingly close finishes for medals. “I went into this weekend feeling like I ...

Holcomb’s crew records seventh-place finish

ALTENBERG, Germany — Steven Holcomb and his push crew of Carlo Valdes, Jimmy Reed and Sam Michener once again led Team USA in the four-man bobsled World Cup, this time with a seventh place finish in Winterberg on Sunday. “We wanted to go out and redeem ourselves after (Saturday’s) ...

American Ashley Caldwell celebrates her victory in Saturday’s World Cup aerials competition at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

American aerialists feel right at home

LAKE PLACID — Living and training in Lake Placid as a young freestyle skier has played an integral role in the aerials career of United States Ski Team veteran Ashley Caldwell. And the same could be said for another American, Mac Bohonnon. On Saturday, the two soared their way onto the ...

World Cup men’s slalom duel

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen’s hot streak in World Cup slalom extended to his fourth win of the season on Sunday, and Marcel Hirscher was runner-up yet again. Defending a first-run lead, Kristoffersen dropped behind Hirscher at the last time check but the Norwegian ...

Vonn returns from long layoff with 13th-place downhill finish

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Racing for the first time in 322 days, Lindsey Vonn had to settle for 13th place Sunday in an unusual women’s World Cup downhill with an unexpected winner, Christine Scheyer of Austria. Not being able to push out of the start gate as usual, the ...

Morgan Schild flies high through the air during the World Cup moguls competition Friday afternoon at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. Schild captured a bronze medal in the event.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Double bronze for Americans on moguls

WILMINGTON — Americans Morgan Schild and Bradley Wilson each claimed a bronze medal Friday in the World Cup moguls event at Whiteface Mountain after making it through three rounds of competition on the Wilderness trail above Mid-Station. Schild, a 19-year-old from Pittsford, earned the ...

A competitor performs a move during their moguls run at the 2015 World Cup freestyle event at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. The competition returns to the area Friday and Saturday at Whiteface and the Olympic Jumping Complex.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

World Cup freestyle returns

LAKE PLACID — Freestyle moguls and aerials athletes return to competition this week with the World Cup event in Lake Placid. The moguls competition will take place Friday at Whiteface Mountain. Aerial athletes will compete under the lights Saturday at the Olympic Jumping ...

Bailey and Burke help US biathlon team to 12th-place finish

Local biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke teamed with Leif Nordgren and Sean Doherty to take 12th place for the United States in the 4x7.5-kilometer World Cup relay race Wednesday in Ruhpolding, Germany. Bailey, of Lake Placid, started off the relay for the American squad and moved up ...

US sledders stay in Germany, look to build on last week

WINTERBERG, Germany — After navigating the tricky Altenberg track last weekend, USA Bobsled and Skeleton athletes head to Winterberg, Germany for the second German track on tour. The team looks to build on its performance in Altenberg that saw seven top-10 finishes and was highlighted by a ...

Burke 26th in pursuit

Paul Smiths native Tim Burke turned in the top performance for the American team during Saturday’s pursuit races at the World Cup biathlon event in Oberhof, Germany. Burke placed 26th in the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit, crossing the line 3 minutes, 18.9 seconds behind the winner. A ...

Holcomb sled settles for ninth in Germany

ALTENBERG, Germany — Steven Holcomb and his four-person push crew of Carlo Valdes, Jimmy Reed and Sam McGuffie wrapped up the Altenberg, Germany World Cup with a ninth-place finish Sunday in the newly built BMW sled. “It was a really competitive race today,” Holcomb said. “It’s ...

Shiffrin rises to third

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Defending World Cup slalom champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was back to her best on Tuesday, convincingly winning the last race in the discipline ahead of next month’s world championships. After failing to reach the podium this season, Hansdotter placed ...

Lake Placid’s Gabby Armstrong launches off the 90-meter jump during the National Ski Jumping Championships at the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Oct. 9. Armstrong took third in the competition.
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Gabby Armstrong soars into Junior jumping worlds

Lake Placid senior Gabby Armstrong was selected as one of the 10 athletes who will represent the United States at the International Ski Federation’s USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships that will take place Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow Nordic ...

From left, North Elba town Councilman Jay Rand, state Olympic Regional Development Authority Executive Vice President Jeffery Byrne, Athlete Minder CEO Mara Smith, Crowne Plaza Resort President and Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Art Lussi, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism CEO Jim McKenna and North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi will take an exploratory trip to Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the beginning of next month to learn more about the World University Games and if Lake Placid could host the international winter sports event.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

World University Games here in 2023?

LAKE PLACID — A contingent of 10 North Country business leaders, elected officials and potentially state Sen. Betty Little will travel to Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the beginning of next month to learn if the Adirondack region could host a World University Games centered in this Olympic ...