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Local Olympians

Biesemeyer to lead NWS alpine program

LAKE PLACID — Michael Maher, Northwood Head of School, announced the appointment of Tommy Biesemeyer as Director of Alpine Skiing and upcoming transitions within the alpine ski program.  Biesemeyer joins Northwood after a storied racing career and 15 years of experience in alpine racing, ...

Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Phaneuf wins 1st international biathlon medal

Maddie Phaneuf of the United States claimed the first medal of her career in international biathlon competition on Wednesday, winning a bronze medal in the IBU Cup’s women’s 12.5-kilometer short individual race in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia. The previous career-best performance for the ...

Humphries dedicates win to legend Holcomb

ALTENBERG, Germany — Americans Kaillie Humphries made history Saturday by winning the 2021 two-woman bobsled World Championship title. Humphries is the first woman to ever win four world bobsled titles. She tied German Sandra Kiriasis’ record for three titles when she won last season. ...

Britcher earns first medal of the season for USA Luge

IGLS, Austria — In USA Luge’s COVID-impacted season, Sunday’s women’s singles and sprint races produced the team’s finest hour to date as Summer Britcher picked up a bronze medal in the Eberspacher World Cup singles event. It was the first medal of this truncated season for the ...

Olympian Kilbourne-Hill recalls women’s hockey in Lake Placid

(Editor's note: In celebration of the National Women’s Hockey League coming to Lake Placid Olympic for its two-week season in a bubble starting with a triple-header Saturday, the Enterprise is running a three-part series covering the history of women’s hockey in the Olympic Village. This ...