Winter Olympic Sports

Lussi back in flight at worlds

LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi may have come up short in achieving the results she wanted at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships, which were recently held in Seefeld, Austria. But when it comes to taking another step toward a hopeful trip to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the world championships ...

Schulz takes second in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz took second place in the under-20 division Monday in the 10-kilometer individual freestyle race at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships in Kincaid Park. Schulz, who races for the Sun Valley SEF ...

Geraghty-Moats captures Nordic Combined title

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — After a four-month tour that touched venues spanning the globe, American Tara Geraghty-Moats, of West Fairlee, Vermont, is  the International Ski Federation Women’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup winner. The 25-year-old USA Nordic athlete, skiing out of the New ...

Segger part of national title team

PARK CITY, Utah — Ashley Farquharson won her third straight Norton USA Luge Junior National Championship Sunday on her home course in Park City. There was also a national title for the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Lake Placid’s Duncan Segger.   Farquharson, of Park City, stayed well ...

Bascue guides American four-man sled to 11th

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Codie Bascue, Jimmy Reed, Josh Williamson and Christopher Kinney finished 11th as the top American team in Saturday’s four-man bobsled World Championships in Whistler. Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Blaine McConnell and Kyle Wilcox finished their first ...

Florian impresses in World Championship debut

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Austin Florian raced to an eighth place finish in his men’s skeleton World Championship debut Friday on one of the world’s fastest and most technical tracks in Whistler to lead the U.S. in his rookie season. USA teammates Greg West and Kyle Brown finished ...

Graybill positions for shot at Worlds medal

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Savannah Graybill is in the mix after tying for seventh after the first two heats of women’s skeleton World Championships in Whistler. Kendall Wesenberg is currently in 11th, while Megan Henry enters Friday’s final heats in 18th. “I feel confident ...

US biathlon forms plan to close gap

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition. On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. “I’ve waited,” CEO Max Cobb said, “30 years for that ...

USA Luge Challenge to visit Titus

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge, based in Lake Placid, will bring the thrill of the sport to Titus Mountain Family Ski Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Using easy-to-maneuver plastic sleds, patrons at the Malone ski and ride destination will get a chance to experience this exciting ...

Kirkby sweeps to Norton victory

PARK CITY, Utah — Ian Smith and Sophie Kirkby emerged victorious once again Sunday and swept the two-day Norton USA Luge Youth A seeding races and national championships in their respective divisions on the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah. The combination of the Saturday and Sunday ...

Meyers Taylor crashes to heartbreaker at worlds

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs stepped up Sunday to lead the U.S. squad with a fifth-place finish in the women’s bobsled World Championships in Whistler.  Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza were in second place overnight, but the pair had a ...

Swiss skier pledges prize money to fight climate change

GENEVA — Hitting back at the president of his sport’s governing body, Swiss skier Daniel Yule will give his prize money this month to an athlete-backed charity campaigning against climate change. The Olympic gold medalist said Monday he is “putting my money where my mouth is” ...

Olympic medalist gets 3-month ban for accidental doping

If Devin Logan has her way, she’ll be the first and last to serve this sort of doping ban. The 2014 Olympic silver medalist is in the final week of a three-month suspension, announced Friday, for using a cannabis-based product she says contained higher-than-allowed levels of the banned ...

Russia plans to bar athletes drinking beer at doping tests

MOSCOW (AP) — A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing “aggressive” athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they’re tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a ...

PSC hopes Universiade helps it become ‘winter sports school’

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College hopes to capitalize on the 2023 Winter World University Games as it looks to make itself a school for student-athletes. The Universiade, as the World University Games are known, is an international Olympic-style event for university student athletes. ...

Downhill result amended three days later

GENEVA — In ongoing fallout of faulty finish-line timing, a women’s World Cup downhill result was altered on Tuesday three days after the race, forcing two podium places to be changed. The International Ski Federation said reassessing problems with Swiss Timing’s system on Saturday ...

Britcher finishes season third overall

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — At the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, USA Luge’s Summer Britcher ended the World Cup season Sunday in third place in the overall tour standings for the second consecutive season. Among American women, the back-to-back achievements are second only to Cameron ...

Shiffrin takes break to recharge

The only sure way to beat Mikaela Shiffrin these days is to have her not show up. And that’s about to be the case. A worn out and under-the-weather Shiffrin will temporarily apply the brakes on her splendid season in order to take a much-needed breather. The way she’s racing, ...

Pinturault brings in another title

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault added the season-long World Cup title in Alpine combined Friday to the world championship title he won 11 days ago. The Frenchman won the discipline’s season-ending race after his main rival, Marco Schwarz of Austria, picked up an injury in the ...

Shiffrin locks up slalom title

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season-long slalom World Cup title Tuesday, three days after winning her record fourth straight world title in the discipline. And she matched yet another record in the process. Shiffrin won a parallel city event, defeating Christina Geiger ...