Winter Olympic Sports

Dunklee, Bailey return home with strong showings

JERICHO, Vermont — Susan Dunklee put a cap on the 2016-17 biathlon season with dominating performances on her home turf. The Barton, Vermont native swept all three women’s events at the U.S. National Championships held over the weekend at the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club in Jericho. Lowell ...

McJames wins US Nationals giant slalom title

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Megan McJames won the women’s giant slalom on Monday in the U.S. Alpine Championships at stormy Sugarloaf Mountain. It was her first national title after seven podium finishes. The two-time Olympian finished with a combined time of 2:05.03, with ...

USA Luge veterans Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer enjoy some downtime at the team’s headquarters in Lake Placid following a rainy training session Friday on the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Looking for an Olympic edge

LAKE PLACID — With the next Winter Olympics less than a year away, members of the United States Luge team are putting in a little overtime in Lake Placid, hoping for an edge as they head into next winter. The international competitive season ended nearly a month ago, and tracks around ...

Bailey back in US for national championships

World champion biathlete Lowell Bailey will put his talents on display this weekend at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships in Jericho, Vermont. Bailey, of Lake Placid, had a career season on the World Cup tour. The three-time Olympian became the first American to win a biathlon world ...

Fantasy camp with 1980 hockey gold medalists starts Sunday

LAKE PLACID — Fourteen of the 19 remaining 1980 USA Hockey team players will be back in Lake Placid Sunday through Wednesday to participate in the third annual Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp. Fifty-six campers are scheduled to participate in the four-day event at the Lake Placid Olympic ...

South Korea’s ringers sing their way onto Olympic team

MOSCOW (AP) — To earn a place on South Korea’s team for next year’s Olympics, you may need to brush up on your singing. A rendition of the national anthem in front of immigration officials is a daunting but necessary hurdle faced by the many foreign-born athletes seeking to represent ...

USA Hockey postpones women’s camp

USA Hockey has postponed the start of the women’s national team’s world championship training camp amid an ongoing wage dispute. USA Hockey said the camp originally scheduled to begin Wednesday in Traverse City, Michigan, won’t happen. The organization “anticipates” a ...

Russia announces 3 more disqualified for doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country’s track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. None of them were ...

Lowell Bailey takes aim during the World Cup biathlon mass start Sunday in Oslo, Norway.
(Photo — US Biathlon/Nordic Focus)

Bailey wraps up dream season

OSLO, Norway — Lowell Bailey capped off a historic World Cup biathlon season Sunday with a 15th-place finish in the 15-kilometer mass start. Bailey, a Lake Placid resident, became the first American to win an IBU world championship title in February and then added two silver medals at ...

American sledders take title

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jamie Greubel Poser teamed with Aja Evans to claim her second World Cup win of the season Saturday to secure the overall World Cup title by 14 points on the 2018 Olympic track in Pyeongchang. Elana Meyers Taylor teamed with Lolo Jones for the silver medal to ...

No ammo, no problem as Fourcade recovers to win mass start

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Biathlon is a sport combining skiing and shooting, but French star Martin Fourcade proved Sunday you can win without any ammunition at all. Fourcade, widely considered among the best biathletes in history with six straight World Cup titles, blundered ahead of ...

Nina Armstrong, of Lake Placid, leads Lucy Hochschartner out of the tunnel during the Loppet’s 50-kilometer classic race Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Armstrong finished second overall with a time of 3:27:30.5, while Hochschartner was third in 3:27:31.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Loppet worth the wait

LAKE PLACID — If there’s a lesson to be learned from Saturday’s Lake Placid Loppet, it’s that good things come to those who wait. The Loppet was postponed back in February when unseasonably warm weather and rain forced the race to be moved back. Then last week, winter storm Stella ...

Bailey takes 44th in Oslo World Cup

Lowell Bailey placed 44th in the 10-kilometer World Cup biathlon sprint race Friday in Oslo, Norway to earn a spot in today’s pursuit. The Lake Placid resident shot cleanly in the prone position but struggled in standing with three misses. Bailey finished 1 minute, 51.6 seconds behind ...

Shiffrin joins elite group of American overall champions

ASPEN, Colo. — Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t even need to step into the starting gate at World Cup Finals to wrap up her first overall title. No time for any sort of coronation, though, there’s still some competition left and she’s intent on putting on a show — just like she has all ...

Weibrecht 17th in final super-G

ASPEN, Colorado — Travis Ganong led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in a challenging super-G at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals on another sunny, warm, spring-like Colorado day Thursday. “It’s nice to be done with the season and also, it’s nice to be able push one last race and have ...

World Cup racing returns to Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec — The Plains of Abraham will be the epicenter of the cross-country ski racing world for the second straight year as the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals come to Quebec City this weekend. Originally scheduled in Tyumen, Russia, the International Ski Federation moved ...

Antoine gets taste of Olympic track

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine took his first race runs on the 2018 Olympic track in South Korea Friday in the season’s World Cup finale, where he led Team USA with a 10th-place finish. “This track certainly isn’t one of the fastest we’ve competed ...

US women’s players stand firm in wage fight

U.S. women’s hockey players let a deadline to decide on whether they’ll boycott the world championships pass Thursday without any indication they’ve changed their minds in a standoff with USA Hockey over wages. “We are focused on the issue of equitable support and stand by our ...