Winter Olympic Sports

Luge World Cup schedule includes Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The International Luge Federation (FIL) announced its World Cup racing schedule for the upcoming winter, and it includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop in Lake Placid. The FIL finalized the schedule for the 2019-20 Viessmann Luge World Cup will start off in Innsbruck-Igls, ...

Olympic medalist honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

NEW YORK — Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That’s one reason the organization is honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Tim Goebel at its April gala. Cohen founded FSH 22 years ago, seeing a need in the ...

Weibrecht enshrined in HOF

LAKE PLACID — Less than a year after concluding a ski racing career that produced Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid, was among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport officials inducted Saturday, April 6 into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and ...

Lussi, Ledger nominated for national teams

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid natives Nina Lussi and Becket Ledger have been nominated for national team status by USA Nordic. Lussi, who returned to ski jumping last year after a knee injury, was nominated to the B Team for ski jumping, behind Nita Englund, of Florence, Wisconsin. Ledger ...

US Biathlon names next season’s roster

LAKE PLACID — After a stunning 2018-19 World Cup biathlon season, Clare Egan revoked her retirement and will represent the US in international competition next winter. The US Biathlon International Competition Committee named seven athletes to represent the country in biathlon races ...

US, Canada favorites for world championships

The American women have beaten Canada in seven of the last eight world hockey championship finals, including a 3-2 overtime win two years ago in Michigan. Most expect another showdown between the top two national teams at the end of this year’s edition of worlds, which opens Thursday in ...

Bissonnette races to para-bob gold

LAKE PLACID — With just 13 racers competing in Lake Placid over the weekend, the 2019 IBSF Para Bobsled World Championships certainly didn’t feature a big field. But there’s little doubt that each athlete who competed has guts, determination, and perhaps most of all, loves the ...

USA Luge moves across town

LAKE PLACID — Almost three years after New York state promised to give USA Luge $5 million to help build a new start ramp in this town, construction is set to begin in April. That means vacating the luge team’s headquarters on Church Street and moving temporarily to the Mirror Lake ...

Skiing bonds Shiffrin, Paralympian

Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing a similar ...

Rasmussen looks to continue winning ways in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Christ Rasmussen has had a pretty good World Cup season in para-bobsledding, earning multiple trips to the podium as the series made its way around the world this winter. And now, with the season wrapping up with the IBSF Para Sport World Championships in Lake Placid this ...

Jacobo feeds off adrenaline for para-bobsledding success

LAKE PLACID — Steven Jacobo is a self-described adrenaline junky, so hurtling himself down the bobsled track this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg doesn’t rattle the 28-year-old at all. Jacobo is a member of the USA Para-Bobsleigh team, and after reaching one podium during the World ...

Holcomb’s teams now are Sochi silver medalists

MIAMI — Steven Holcomb is now a winner of two silver bobsled medals for the U.S. at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a determination that has been made more than five years after those games ended and nearly two years after his death. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board ...

Biathlon optimism

LAKE PLACID — Four-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will soon be teammates again, but they are not the only things coming together for biathlon in the United States — and specifically for the sport in this village. New York state is sinking tens of millions of dollars in the ...

Synchro world championships coming to Lake Placid in 2020

LAKE PLACID — U.S. Figure Skating and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority announced that the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 has been awarded to Lake Placid. The April 3-5, 2020 event marks the first time that the two-time ...

Para-bob’s best take on Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — More than a dozen athletes from 12 countries have begun to arrive in Lake Placid ahead of this weekend’s Para-Bobsleigh World Championships, and two Americans will be in the hunt for podium spots as the sport’s season wraps up. Training runs are scheduled for each day ...

Bobsled, skeleton athletes wrap season at nationals

LAKE PLACID — Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Christopher Kinney and Kyle Wilcox won the USA Four-man Bobsled National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday.  Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, finished second Saturday, but combined with his two-man bobsled victory, Bascue was ...

Persistence pays off for Egan

OSLO, Norway — A year after considering retirement following the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Clare Egan stood on a World Cup podium Sunday in Oslo with a bronze medal draped around her neck and a smile across her face. “I decided that I wanted to do one more year, just for fun, just ...

Bailey, Burke to take on leadership positions with U.S. Biathlon

HOLMENKOLLEN, OSLO, Norway — Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey has been named as U.S. Biathlon’s high performance director, and will return to Lake Placid to serve in the position that begins May 1. Longtime Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler, who has been the architect of U.S. ...

Bobsled and skeleton titles at stake

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Championships will be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday and Saturday. Not only will athletes be chasing the national championship title, but also a spot on next season’s team. The winner in each discipline will secure a World ...

Luge challenge, snocross in Malone

MALONE — As the North Country enters the tail end of winter, snow-sports enthusiasts came out over the weekend for one last hurrah at two events in Malone. Titus Mountain hosted the USA Luge Challenge on Saturday with members of the USA Luge team visiting to tutor visitors in how to ...