Winter Olympic Sports

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 ...

Levins registers another sixth place in Estonia

OTEPAA, Estonia — Chloe Levins, of Rutland, Vermont, enjoyed her second flower ceremony of the week as she capped off the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships with a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s junior women’s 10-kilometer pursuit. It was Levins’ second sixth-place performance of ...

After Olympics, South Korea mulls reviving bulldozed pristine forest

JEONGSEON, South Korea — As hundreds of Olympic spectators flocked to a sparkling white ski slope cutting through the rugged mountains of Jeongseon, the marquee venue of this year’s Winter Games, Cho Myung-hwan stepped back and looked up. He let out a sad chuckle. “It’s dreadful ...

Armstrong stays focused on nordic combined

LAKE PLACID — The University of Michigan isn’t exactly what people think of when ski jumping comes up, but one recent Lake Placid High School graduate has brought an international presence in the sport to Ann Arbor. Gabby Armstrong, who graduated from LPHS last year, is now attending ...

Vermonter takes 6th in Jr. Worlds

OTEPAA, Estonia — Chloe Levins raced to a sixth-place finish Thursday in the junior women’s 12.5-kilometer individual event at the 2018 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Otepaa, Estonia. With three penalties on the shooting range, the Rutland, Vermont resident crossed the line 3 ...

USA Luge season concludes in LP

LAKE PLACID — The USA Luge competitive season comes to an end in March, when the organization hosts its Norton Youth and Junior National Championships and seeding races Saturday and Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The events will take place in the wake of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic ...

2-time gold medalist aspires to master quad axel

TOKYO — After winning two Olympic gold medals, Yuzuru Hanyu wants to master a quadruple axel. Hanyu, who at the Pyeongchang Games became the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in 66 years, told a news conference on Tuesday he hoped to be the first, or at least one of the first ...

Blackmun resigns as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal

Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and ...

Mazdzer, Meyers Taylor finalists for Team USA Awards

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Luger Chris Mazdzer and bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, Olympic silver medalist sliders based out of the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, have been named finalists for “Best of the Games” Team USA Awards. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite ...

Denver reconsiders Olympics bid

DENVER (AP) — It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked good on paper but would have cut through some people’s backyards. The ...

Bascue closes with 9th place

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Codie Bascue, a 23-year-old from Whitehall, teamed with Steve Langton, Evan Weinstock and Sam McGuffie to lead Team USA to a ninth-place finish in the four-man bobsled competition Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. “I think we came in here with a lot of ...

Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative ...

Focusing on the future

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid High School nordic ski team is the three-time defending state champion and has spawned numerous individual champions who have gone on to ski all over the world. But for two Lake Placid kids, the opportunity to train more was too much to ignore. James ...