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Winter Olympic Sports

Push championships set for Monday in Alberta

ALBERTA, Calgary — Twenty-five athletes are scheduled to compete in the USA Skeleton National Push Championships on Monday at Calgary’s Indoor Ice House. Unlike bobsled, USA Skeleton National Push Championships are not mandatory for athletes and cannot negatively impact an athlete’s ...

Tim Burke, of Paul Smiths, lines up a shot during a World Cup mixed relay event in Oestersund, Sweden last November.
(Provided photo — NordicFocus/US Biathlon)

Bailey, Burke take aim

LAKE PLACID — Biathlon is the only winter sport in which the United States has never won an Olympic medal. Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke aim to change this. Bailey, of Lake Placid, won Team USA’s first biathlon world championship title in February and became the first U.S. athlete to ...

Ski star banned from ’18 Olympics

GENEVA — The 2018 Winter Olympics will be without a potential star whose ban has been extended in a doping case involving a steroid in lip balm. A former Olympic champion, World Cup winner and seven-time world champion in cross-country skiing, Therese Johaug is now barred from racing ...

Andrew Weibrecht
(Photo provided by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association)

Clark, Weibrecht to join Lake Placid Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named Cora Clark and Andrew Weibrecht as this year’s nominees for induction. The 34th annual Induction Banquet will be held Oct. 15 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, beginning with a cash bar at 11 a.m., followed by ...

Ryan Bradley, shown during a performance, will headline tonight’s Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Photo courtesy of Ryan Bradley)

Bradley to close out Ice Show season

LAKE PLACID — The 2017 summer skating series wraps up tonight with the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena.  American men’s singles skater Ryan Bradley will headline the show. Always a crowd favorite with his back flip, Bradley is a three-time ...

World Cup champ breaks ankle

VIENNA (AP) — Marcel Hirscher’s preparations for the upcoming season were hindered Thursday after the six-time overall World Cup champion broke his left ankle in practice during his first day back on skis. The 28-year-old Austrian will be in a cast for six weeks, and there was no ...

Sydney Shearen of the U.S. mixes it up while attempting to control an airborne puck in front the net guarded by Canadian goaltender Madelyn McArthur during the third period of Thursday’s game.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

U.S. women take game one against Canada

LAKE PLACID — The United States rode a three-goal opening period to a 4-1 victory over Canada on Thursday to kick off a three-game series between each country’s under-18 women’s national ice hockey teams at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The U.S. took a 3-0 lead by burying ...

No Olympics for minor leaguers under contract

Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to ...

Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are slated to perform in tonight’s Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.
(Photo courtesy of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue)

Medal-winning dance team highlights Ice Show

LAKE PLACID — The summer skating series continues tonight in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena with the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center. The ice dance team of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue headline the skating show. Hubbell and Donohue, who train in Montreal, Quebec, ...

Granato to coach US Olympic team

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Tony Granato was honored to get a call, offering him a chance to coach the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first without NHL players since 1994. When the Wisconsin coach heard and read some of the players he may lead in South Korea, he got even more ...

Members of the Lawless family, from the left, Cassie, Ellie and Bethany pose with members of USA Luge who were on hand to greet visitors Thursday afternoon at the Olympic Museum. Athletes, from the left, are coach and two-time Olympic medalist Mark Grimmette, Erin Hamlin, 1998 Olympic medalist Gordy Sheer, Jayson Terdiman and Chris Mazdzer. The Lawless family was in Lake Placid on vacation from their home in Peoria, Illinois.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

USA Luge eyeing Olympic season

LAKE PLACID — First it was the alpine skiers, then biathletes, and finally, luge athletes were on hand to meet and talk with the public. On Thursday at the Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, the month-long Meet an Olympian series wrapped up with an appearance by members of USA Luge who are ...

Lussi opens season with bronze

Lake Placid native Nina Lussi captured the bronze medal Saturday at the 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Will Rhoads, of Park City, Utah, and Nita Englund, of Florence, Wisconsin, came away with gold in one of the most ...

Olympics headed to Los Angeles in 2028

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday. The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after ...

Meyers Taylor, Olsen dominate

CALGARY, Alberta — Elana Meyers Taylor and Justin Olsen were dominant Friday, wining their respective pilot titles in the 2017 USA Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary’s Ice House with the fastest times of the competition. Meyers Taylor, a two-time Olympic medalist, topped ...

James Bruni, left, and his 11-year-old son Ryan, chat with two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht and U.S. Ski Team member Cecily Decker at the Olympic Museum Thursday afternoon in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Decker, Weibrecht greet fans

LAKE PLACID — A small crowd of kids and parents mingled about, wondering if it was OK to go up and touch the shiny things on the table. This being a museum, most people were hesitant. But Andrew Weibrecht didn’t mind, and soon kids were able to put their hands on genuine, hard-earned ...

Langton, Evans win push titles

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Steven Langton and Aja Evans came home with medals from the Sochi Olympics, and are now well on their way to getting the chance to compete for more hardware in Pyeongchang this winter. Langton and Evans were the winners of the U.S. bobsled push championships ...

USA Bobsled season pushes off in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta — With the Olympic Games on the horizon, USA Bobsled and Skeleton is back on ice this week for the first official competition of the 2017-2018 season. The USA Bobsled National Push Championships will take place Thursday through Sunday in the Indoor Ice House in ...

World champion Lowell Bailey talks with fans Thursday during the weekly Meet an Olympian series at the Olympic Museum in Lake Placid. Bailey, a Lake Placid native, has already qualified for his fourth Olympic Games in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
(Photo courtesy of ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid)

Fans get closer look at Olympic biathletes

LAKE PLACID — A pair of three-time Olympians highlighted last Thursday’s Meet an Olympian program at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum as U.S. biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke visited the museum to talk about their sport, pose for pictures and sign autographs. Last winter, the 35 ...

Lake Placid's Jesse Izzo, third from left, and Anya Morgan, second from right, stand on a podium after a nordic skiing race at the International Children's Games in January 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo provided)

Lake Placid lands Children’s Games, bobsled-skeleton World Championship

Lake Placid will host the International Children’s Games in 2019 and the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. Cuomo announced the news at the Adirondack Summer Challenge rafting trip in Indian Lake, and then tucked a written announcement at ...

Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht smiles while Bethany Smith of Pennsylvania tries on his bronze and silver medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics during her visit to the Olympic Museum on Thursday. Bethany, her brother Logan and parents Jennifer and Corey Smith were camping in the area on a vacation in the Northeast.

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Weibrecht feeling strong going into Olympic year

LAKE PLACID — In an ideal world, every new season should bring hope and promise for good fortune and success. Especially if the previous year didn’t go very well. That’s the approach Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht is taking as he heads into a winter of alpine skiing that ...