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Britcher seventh solo and with relay

ALTENBERG, Germany — USA Luge’s Summer Britcher, a winner of two World Cup medals last weekend, and the American relay team that included the Glen Rock, Pennsylvania racer, were both seventh Sunday in Altenberg to lead the U.S. effort.   At this course about three turns from the Czech ...

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IOC: Russians can compete in Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games ...

From left, Dawn Macomber, Barry Schroeder, Corie Map, Christopher Stewart and Lonnie Bissonnette receive awards after placing in Friday’s Para Boblsed World Cup race held at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
(Provided photo — Kristen Gowdy)

Para bobsledders hit the ice at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Barry Schroeder placed fourth and fifth to lead Team USA in this weekend’s Para Bobsled World Cup races on home ice at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Schroeder, who has already qualified for this season’s Para Bobsled World Championships in Lillehammer, Norway, in March, said ...

IOC meets to decide on Russia’s Olympic participation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games. The International Olympic Committee did not bar Russia ...

Lowell Bailey competes in Sunday’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit at the IBU World Cup 1 in Oestersund, Sweden. 
(Provided photo —  NordicFocus/U.S. Biathlon)

Bailey places 17th in Sweden

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, moved up five places to finish 17th in Sunday’s 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit race at the World Cup event in Ostersund, Sweden. Bailey, who battled a cold earlier in the week, started in 22nd position, 50 seconds back of leader Tarjei Boe, but ...

US and Canada square off

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Shannon Szabados said the Canadian and United States women’s hockey teams could play 100 times and it would not get boring. That was true in another close game Sunday. Brianne Jenner scored 37 seconds into overtime, Szabados made 27 saves and Canada beat the ...

Ryan Bailey, left, and Sam Michener work on a Team USA sled Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Olympic Sliding Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg in preparation for the opening World Cup event of the season. Bailey teamed with Nick Cunningham on Thursday, Nov. 9 to win a silver medal in the two-man competition in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise file photo — Lou Reuter)

U.S. sledder banned for 2 years

U.S. bobsledder Ryan Bailey was banned for two years for what he contends was an inadvertent doping violation, ending the former track and field medalist’s bid to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport publicly announced the ruling Friday, agreeing with ...

Paul Smiths native Tim Burke competes in the 20-kilometer individual race Thursday at the opening World Cup event of the season in Ostersund, Sweden.
(Provided photo — NordicFocus/U.S. Biathlon)

Burke returns to World Cup action

After missing the end of last season because of mononucleosis, Tim Burke returned to action Thursday in the opening biathlon World Cup event of the 2017-18 season in Ostersund, Sweden. Burke, a native of Paul Smiths, was the top American finisher Thursday with a 32nd-place finish in the ...

US bobsledder Ryan Bailey hit with two-year doping ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. bobsledder and former track Olympian Ryan Bailey has been given a two-year doping suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for using a banned stimulant. Bailey failed a doping test in January at a North American Cup competition in Park City, Utah. ...

Three Russians banned for Olympic doping, more coming

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — More Russian doping cases from the 2014 Sochi Games are on the way, the International Olympic Committee said earlier today as it banned three more athletes from the country. The IOC said its commission is dealing with 36 cases related to doping by Russia at ...

Medvedeva out of Grand Prix Final with broken foot

MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva will miss the Grand Prix Final because of a broken foot, the latest blow to her Olympic preparations. The Grand Prix Final in Japan starts next Thursday, and Medvedeva’s withdrawal gives her more recovery time for ...

American women climb podium

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Jamie Greubel Poser teamed with Aja Evans for silver, while Elana Meyers Taylor paired with Kehri Jones to rebound from last season’s finish with a bronze in Friday’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Whistler. This is the second-consecutive week that two ...

5 more Russians disqualified for doping at Sochi Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Another five Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday, among them winners of gold and silver medals. They bring to 19 the number of Russians caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples. The ...

Anchorage to host 2018 U.S. Cross Country Championships

ANCHORAGE — Top cross-country skiers from across the United States will compete for national titles, FIS Junior World Championship spots and potential Olympic berths at the U.S. Cross Country Championships Jan. 3-8. All events will take place at Kincaid Park in Anchorage and will be streamed ...

Maia and Alex Shibutani 
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Shibutanis cruise at Skate America

LAKE PLACID — The Shib Sibs say they’re right on track for the Pyeongchang Olympics. First, a stop in Japan for a teaser showdown with the world’s best. American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani skated into next month’s Grand Prix Final with ease Sunday, winning Skate America ...

Bailey sits out biathlon opener

The 2017-18 biathlon season kicked off Sunday with the mixed relay events at the IBU World Cup event in Oestersund, Sweden. The U.S. team of Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan, Paul Schommer and Sean Doherty finished 21st in the mixed relay. Schommer was a late substitution for world ...

Hamlin locks in spot for fourth Olympic appearance

WINTERBERG, Germany — It was a where-do-we-start-first kind of day for USA Luge. On the closing of the Winterberg World Cup weekend on Sunday, Erin Hamlin officially wrote her ticket to her fourth Olympic berth with a fourth-place result; Summer Britcher scored a World Cup bronze medal, ...

Shiffrin grabs more Vermont gold

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had one of those days on Sunday, the kind her competitors on the World Cup have come to dread. On a day when cold wind gusts and angry snow squalls raked Killington, Shiffrin won the first run convincingly, and then skied brilliantly on a brutal ...

Russia Olympic decision looming

GENEVA — In a possible shift of support for Russian athletes competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach told critics on Friday not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month. Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ...

US places 11th in Whistler World Cup

WHISTLER, Canada — Nick Cunningham turned in the top finish for United States men’s bobsledders Friday, finishing 11th in the two-man World Cup competition on the 20100 Olympic run in Whistler, British Columbia. Cunninghmam, of Monterey, California, teamed with 2012 Olympian Ryan ...