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Local Olympians

White House ceremony honors Olympians, Paralympians

Olympic bobsled pilot Elana Meyers Taylor was the guest speaker Wednesday at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate the accomplishments of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians over the past two years. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed members of Team USA ...

Lussi retires, reflects on career

LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi’s ski jumping career ended in the same place where it began. Lussi, a 28-year-old Lake Placid native, announced her retirement from women’s ski jumping following the conclusion of the two-day International Ski Federation Continental Cup in Lake Placid on March ...

Egan retires

LAKE PLACID — After a long and successful career with U.S. Biathlon, Clare Egan, a 34-year-old Lake Placid resident, decided to hang up her skis and rifle following the conclusion of the U.S. Biathlon National Championships on March 27 in Lake Placid. “I was really happy. It was the only ...

Welcome home!

LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of people gathered in Lake Placid on Thursday to celebrate the village’s Olympic legacy and recognize past, present and hopeful Olympians from Lake Placid and around the region. A parade of Olympians returning from this year’s Beijing Winter Olympics, former ...

Demong shares plans for life after USA Nordic

LAKE PLACID — Billy Demong may be leaving USA Nordic Sport, but he’s not done with the Olympic world. Demong, a Vermontville native, announced his resignation as USA Nordic’s executive director earlier this week after a six-year run with the national governing body for ski jumping and ...

‘I can’t retire, I’ve never had a job’

LAKE PLACID — Like every winter Olympic Games since 1984, North Country native John Morgan will be on the call for NBC’s broadcasts of bobsled events at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Morgan, a native of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, has had bobsledding in his blood from a young age, ...