Winter Olympic Sports

Mortensen begins new chapter

LAKE PLACID — Matt Mortensen is the kind of guy who likes to go fast, but it was still a bit of a surprise when he announced — after logging his best World Cup season to date and another trip to the Olympics — that he was retiring earlier than anticipated this summer. The ...

USA Luge seeks young talent through slider search

LAKE PLACID — White Castle and USA Luge are ready to capitalize on the Olympic momentum that began with Erin Hamlin’s 2014 bronze medal and continued with Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal four months ago in Pyeongchang, followed by his appearance on ABC Television’s Dancing with the ...

Saturday Night Ice Shows continue with Hubbell and Donohue

LAKE PLACID — The 2018 summer skating series continues tonight with the Saturday Night Ice Show in the 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena.  The ice dance team of Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue headline tonight’s skating show. Hubbell and Donohue, who train in Montreal, Quebec, have been a ...

USOC names its new CEO

DENVER — Sarah Hirshland’s biggest coup to date as a sports executive was brokering the billion-dollar deal that moved the TV home of golf’s U.S. Open from NBC to Fox. Her next mission, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be more delicate — repairing a frayed relationship ...

Luge World Cup returns to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are in the rear-view mirror and now the world’s best luge athletes begin focusing on the Beijing, China Winter Games just four years away. The journey toward those Games begins with the 2018-19 World Cup series which opens in late-November ...

Smith lands on home soil

LAKE PLACID — Caleb Smith has traveled across the globe helping guide some of the world’s best skeleton racers to the highest heights of glory. Now Smith is back home in his native Adirondacks ready to assist athletes on the American skeleton team, and he couldn’t be any happier. ...

US Luge staffs up for 2022

LAKE PLACID — In just a matter of months after Erin Hamlin led the American delegation at the 2018 opening ceremony in South Korea and Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal two nights later, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in ...

Two-time Olympian Matt Mortensen retires

Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian in doubles luge and a five-time national champion, announced his retirement from sliding Wednesday after a career that spanned 20 years. Mortensen went to the Olympics in 2014 and 2018. He and his most recent doubles partner, Jayson Terdiman, were ...

US Bobsled hands out its annual awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Six USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes received the federation’s annual awards on Saturday evening in Colorado Springs at the team’s end-of-the-year banquet. The gala marked the culmination of USABS’ 2018 National Team Camp, and the chosen athletes were ...

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 ...