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World Cup XC season starts in Finland

RUKA, Finland (AP) — Swedish skier Stina Nilsson and Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won sprint races as the cross-country World Cup opened its Olympic season today. Nilsson won the women’s classical event by 0.24 seconds from Sadie Bjornsen of the United States. Yulia Belorukova of ...

Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier perform at the 2017 U.S. International Classic figure skating event in Salt Lake City. The elite pairs team will contend for the Skate America title Friday at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The event continues through Sunday.
(Provided photo — Melissa Majchrzak)

Ice aces: A guide to Skate America

LAKE PLACID — In 1979, Lake Placid hosted the very first Skate America — named Norton Skate at the time — as a preparatory international competition for the 1980 Olympic Games. The event was incorporated into the International Grand Prix series in 1995. While Skate America rotated ...

Uhlaender paces US skeleton

PARK CITY, Utah — Katie Uhlaender was once again the fastest American athlete in the women’s field, finishing seventh, while Matt Antoine was the top American men’s athlete in 12th. The women were scheduled to kick off the event Saturday, but the jury rescheduled the race after a ...

Americans rack up nine medals in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta — Pilot Geoff Gadbois and his team of Nic Taylor, Brent Fogt and Frank Del Duca led Team USA in the bobsled portion of the Calgary North American Cup, winning three of four races and also collecting a silver. The Americans collected nine medals in six races, as women’s ...

More than 60 people gather Monday afternoon in the Conference Center at Lake Placid to gain knowledge and ask questions the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee's bid to the International University Sports Federation to host the 2023 Winter World University Games.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Questions aired on University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee held an open meeting Monday to explain and answer questions about its plans to submit a bid to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to have the 2023 Winter World University Games here. More than 60 people ...

Delka leads Team USA in European Cup races

WINTERBERG, Germany — Kellie Delka was once again Team USA’s leader in European Cup skeleton action last weekend, finishing sixth and ninth in the two races in Winterberg. On the men’s side, Stephen Garbett raced to 11th- and 12th-place results. “The races were a quick turnaround ...

Codie Bascue and push athlete Sam McGuffie finish of their gold-medal performance Nov. 10 at the Olympic Sliding Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Bascue and McGuffie captured a silver medal Saturday in the four-man event in Park City, Utah.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bascue collects another medal

PARK CITY, Utah — Codie Bascue was pushed by Nate Weber, Carlo Valdes and Sam McGuffie to his first-career World Cup medal in four-man bobsled Saturday after sliding to the finish in second place for silver medal. Bascue, Weber, Valdes and McGuffie started their campaign for the medals ...

USA Luge fourth in team relay

IGLS, Austria — The opening weekend of the Olympic season in World Cup luge saw the United States leave the Innsbruck region with a fourth place effort in the team relay. The race was shaping up as a close encounter among five teams, until Germany’s after-burners, also known as Toni ...

Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer pose for a photo in March at the USA Luge headquarters in Lake Placid.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Luge season starts with a bang

IGLS, Austria – The most important World Cup luge season in any quadrennium begins this weekend outside Innsbruck, the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic site. It’s significant for the simple reason that the first five races prior to the holiday break will determine the final field of Olympic ...

Global Sports Committee hosts public forum on World University Games

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee will hold a open meeting detailing Lake Placid’s bid for hosting the 2023 Winter World University Games Monday Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the North Elba Room in the Conference Center at Lake Placid at 2608 Main St. The meeting ...

Curling family vies for Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. — When one of his games at the U.S. Olympic curling trials was in a lull, Matt Hamilton couldn’t help but take a peek at the proceedings on the adjacent ice sheet. That’s where his sister Becca was playing. The Hamiltons of McFarland, Wisconsin, are here together to ...

Skate America headed to the Pacific Northwest to open 2018 Grand Prix season

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Skate America is heading to Everett, Washington next year. U.S. Figure Skating announced on Thursday the selection of XFINITY Arena as the host Oct. 19-21, 2018. The international event will be the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand ...

Americans, from left, Codie Bascue, Sam McGuffie, Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock celebrate following last Friday’s two-man World Cup bobsled competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Bascue and McGuffie took home the gold medal, while Olsen and Weinstock earned a bronze in the race.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Bobsled World Cup tour resumes in Park City

PARK CITY, Utah — Following USA Bobsled & Skeleton’s five-medal performance in the World Cup season-opening races in Lake Placid last week, the tour moves to Park City, Utah, for its second leg. Because last week’s four-man race in Lake Placid was canceled due to unseasonably ...

Brakeman Lolo Jones of the United States looks on during a flower presentation following the women's bobsledding World Cup event Dec. 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Jones and her pilot Jamie Greubel tied for second place.  (AP photo — Rick Bowmer)

Lolo Jones begins another Olympic quest

LAKE PLACID — There are six women pushing bobsleds this season for the U.S. national team. Of those, only three will be picked to race in the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. Lolo Jones is in the group of six. She would do anything to be in the group of three. Her World Cup season ...

Russia’s Olympic fate to be decided on Dec. 5

GENEVA — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC said on Friday that a ...

Chinese athlete makes quick splash in skeleton

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Geng Wenqiang is, without question, the best skeleton racer China has ever produced. Then again, he’s also the first. Geng finished seventh out of a field of 31 in his first World Cup race last weekend in Lake Placid, and knows he’ll be getting plenty of ...

Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics dimming

SEOUL, South Korea — The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow today to Russia’s hopes of competing at next year’s Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation. At its meeting in South Korea, WADA said two key requirements for reinstating ...

NAC skeleton athletes rally for eight medals

LAKE PLACID — The Intercontinental Cup, European Cup and North American Cup skeleton circuits were all in action last weekend as Team USA managed to collect eight medals, all of which came from the NAC athletes in Calgary, Canada.  Veronica Day, of Vienna, Virginia, led the medal haul ...

French skier dies after training crash

PARIS (AP) — French downhill skier David Poisson, a former medalist at the world championships, died on Monday following a training crash in Canada. He was 35. The French Ski Federation said Poisson, who won the downhill bronze medal at the 2013 worlds, was training in the Canadian resort ...

United States bobsled pilot Codie Bascue and brakeman Sam McGuffie push their sled to begin their first of two runs in Friday’s World Cup competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The pair put down the fastest runs in both heats to claim the gold medal as the World Cup tour wrapped up its first week of competition.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Basking in World Cup gold

LAKE PLACID — Growing up just a couple hours down the Northway from Lake Placid in Whitehall, Codie Bascue found out he really liked the sport of bobsledding when he was introduced to the sport during a youth program on the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Back then, the thought of being ...