Winter Olympic Sports

Hanging up their rifles

SARANAC LAKE — As Lowell Bailey said from the stage of the Harrietstown Town Hall Wednesday, he and Tim Burke have been ski racing against each other since they were 6 or 7 years old. That competition intensified when Bailey moved from Old Forge to Lake Placid at age 10. Other kids his ...

US men’s ski coach takes new role with team

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sasha Rearick is stepping down from his role as the U.S. men’s Alpine ski coach to lead the development side in a restructuring move by the organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the change Wednesday. A men’s coach will be named later. The ...

Kostner leads Olympic champ Zagitova at worlds

ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a perfectly executed and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at the world figure skating championships. A former world champion coming ...

Crowd welcomes Olympians home at Saranac Lake parade

SARANAC LAKE — Once an Olympian, always an Olympian. Preceded by the Saranac Lake High School marching band and throngs of elementary school kids, local athletes from this year’s Winter Olympic Games and those of the past enjoyed the cheers of a crowd along a parade route Wednesday ...

American sledders rack up medals

LAKE PLACID — The 2017-2018 USA Bobsled and Skeleton season was highlighted by an Olympic silver medal, three overall tour titles and three World Cup gold medals as USABS athletes raced to 87 medals across six bobsled and skeleton tours. Women’s bobsled once again led the way for Team ...

Bailey, Burke close out careers

The professional biathlon racing careers of Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke came to an end Sunday after the World Cup 4x7.5-kilometer relay in Oslo-Homenkollen, Norway. The four-time Olympians who both live in Lake Placid teamed up with Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren on Sunday to place seventh ...

Dunklee shoots clean, places fourth

OSLO, Norway — Clean shooting propelled Susan Dunklee to her best finish of the season on Thursday in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint as the BMW IBU World Cup 8 opened in Norway. The Barton, Vermont resident placed fourth, just 6.5 seconds off the podium, hitting all 10 of her targets ...

Goggia gets a bonus win in super-G

ARE, Sweden (AP) — This was a bonus win for Sofia Goggia. Having packed away the World Cup downhill title a day earlier, Goggia claimed victory in the final super-G of the season on Thursday. Goggia dominated, finishing 0.32 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg of ...

West races to his first national title

LAKE PLACID — Greg West secured his first USA Skeleton National Championship title Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, winning the men’s competition by 0.69 seconds. Four-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender claimed the fifth national title of her lengthy career after taking the women’s ...

Hollander, Segger race to Norton luge national titles

LAKE PLACID — On the final day of the 2017-2018 racing season, USA Luge crowned two Norton Junior National Champions in singles on Sunday and a youth national title in doubles. Ashley Farquharson, of Park City, Utah, took her 7-tenths of a second victory in Saturday’s first of two ...

Bailey finishes 14th in World Cup mass start

Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, turned in the top performance for Team USA in Sunday’s biathlon mass start race as the IBU World Cup 7 came to a close in Kontiolahti, Finland. Bailey finished 14th in the men’s 15-kilometer mass start race, with two penalties on the range, 1 minute, 6.3 ...

Egan records career-best finish

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland — With just one penalty on the shooting range, Clare Egan raced to a career-best 13th place in Friday’s 7.5-kilometer women’s sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 7 in Kontiolahti, Finland. Egan’s time of 21 minutes, 43.7 seconds was 46.9 seconds back of the winning ...

Bailey, Burke back in action

Lake Placid residents Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke returned to World Cup competition for the first time since the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday in the 10-kilometer sprint race in Kontiolahti, Finland. Bailey finished 16th and Burke placed 38th, while fellow American Leif Nordgren, of ...

Uhlaender slides into lead at midway point

LAKE PLACID — Katie Uhlaender and Greg West lead the women’s and men’s fields, respectively, at the midway point of the 2018 USA Skeleton National Championships. A four-heat race, nationals are scheduled over two days. The first two heats were run Thursday, and the third and fourth ...

Shiffrin locks up overall title

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won her second straight overall World Cup title, finishing third in a giant slalom on Friday. Ranked fourth after the opening run, the Olympic GS champion from the United States improved a spot and trailed winner Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.74 ...

Saranac Lake will welcome home Olympians with parade

SARANAC LAKE — This village is throwing a parade to welcome local Olympians home from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wednesday, March 21 is confirmed as the date of the parade, Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, said Tuesday. It ...

Ex-UConn hoops player transitions to ice

NORFOLK, Conn. — Steve Emt was rolling himself up a hill to a pie shop in Falmouth, Massachusetts, when the coach of a wheelchair curling team noticed the former UConn basketball player. The shop’s name was Pie in the Sky. An interesting coincidence, Emt thought, when Tony Colacchio ...

Saranac Lake will welcome home Olympians with parade

SARANAC LAKE — This village is throwing a parade to welcome local Olympians home from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Wednesday, March 21 is confirmed as the date of the parade, Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, said Tuesday. It ...

It’s official: Lake Placid lands World University Games

LAKE PLACID — Nobody else could’ve won it, literally. The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has declared Lake Placid the host site for the 2023 Winter Universiade, a winter sports competition that would attract more than 2,500 college athletes from 52 countries, New ...

Kirkby, Hollander take titles

LAKE PLACID — The overnight leaders — Sophie Kirkby, Sean Hollander, Roan Thomas and Sophia Gordon — held on to their respective advantages Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg and claimed their respective Norton Youth National Luge Championships. The final day included the second seeding ...