Winter Olympic Sports

Ski jump plans take off

LAKE PLACID — Permit? Check. Design? Still coming for the planned upgrades at the Olympic Jumping Complex on state Route 73. The changes will help with athlete development and international standards for competition, according to state Olympic Regional Development Authority officials. ...

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 ...

IOC suspends biathlon support

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

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. ...

Bode Miller’s toddler daughter drowns in pool

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 ...

APA approves ski jump changes

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 ...

APA plans to vote on numerous Adirondack projects next week

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday at its headquarters, beginning at 9 a.m. At 9:30, the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approving a number of changes to the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. The state Olympic ...

US Ski Team adds to development staff

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced three new hires today that will impact the organization’s renewed focus on alpine ski racing development. Marjan Cernigoj has been named head women’s development coach, while Martin Andersen will assume the role of Europa Cup ...

USA Bobsled & Skeleton starts combine process

PARK CITY, Utah — Just a few months after the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, USA Bobsled & Skeleton is set to recruit its next batch of Olympic hopefuls this summer. The Utah Olympic Park will host the first of eight USABS combines on June 2 at Park City High ...

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 ...

ORDA hosts forum on Mount Van Ho upgrades

LAKE PLACID — Mount Van Hoevenberg could see some big changes soon. The Olympic Regional Development Authority hosted a public hearing at the Conference Center in Lake Placid Thursday, and presented an amendment to the 1986 Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg Unit Management ...

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 ...

USA Luge names junior rosters

LAKE PLACID — After racing internationally last year and posting excellent results in the Norton Seeding Series and Junior National Championships, USA Luge juniors Ashley Farquharson, Sean Hollander and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger have been named to the Junior National ...

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,” ...

Figure skating star Chan to retire

TORONTO (AP) — In Patrick Chan’s perfect future, he’s running a skating school in Vancouver with girlfriend Liz Putnam. The two are living in a million-dollar apartment in the city’s lovely Kitsilano neighborhood. And he’s enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real ...

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 ...

IBU president steps down after raid

The longtime president of International Biathlon Union stepped down today as Austrian prosecutors investigate the organization for possible doping offenses, fraud and corruption. Police raided the IBU’s headquarters in Salzburg on Tuesday on a tipoff that Russian doping cases had been ...

Medals in hand, USA Luge looks ahead

LAKE PLACID — Just two months after Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal in South Korea, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in 2022. Mazdzer’s medal was the first for the United States in men’s singles since luge entered the ...

4-time Olympic biathlon gold medalist retires

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen, a four-time Olympic champion, has retired from the sport. Svendsen won individual and relay gold at the 2010 Olympics, and mass start and mixed relay gold in 2014. At this year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, he won two silver medals ...