Local Olympians

Terdiman ready for round two

LAKE PLACID — An unusual arrangement emerged on the USA Luge team last season, as Olympic silver medal-winning solo slider Chris Mazdzer joined Jayson Terdiman on the doubles sled. It turned out to be a winning combination as the pair reached the podium at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and ...

Luge World Cup schedule includes Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The International Luge Federation (FIL) announced its World Cup racing schedule for the upcoming winter, and it includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop in Lake Placid. The FIL finalized the schedule for the 2019-20 Viessmann Luge World Cup will start off in Innsbruck-Igls, ...

Weibrecht enshrined in HOF

LAKE PLACID — Less than a year after concluding a ski racing career that produced Olympic silver and bronze medals, Andrew Weibrecht of Lake Placid, was among eight skiers, boarders and snow sport officials inducted Saturday, April 6 into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and ...

Egan not quite ready to retire

LAKE PLACID — A year ago, Lake Placid-based biathlete Clare Egan was getting ready for one more World Cup season before hanging up her skis and rifle at the age of 31. But after claiming her first podium and finishing the season ranked 18th in the world, Egan has changed her tune and is ...

US Biathlon names next season’s roster

LAKE PLACID — After a stunning 2018-19 World Cup biathlon season, Clare Egan revoked her retirement and will represent the US in international competition next winter. The US Biathlon International Competition Committee named seven athletes to represent the country in biathlon races ...

Splash into spring

WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center hosted its annual International Pond Skimming Contest on Saturday, and despite the lack of sunny blue skies, a field of nearly 100 participants showed up to entertain the large crowd of spectators that gathered at the base of the slopes for ...

Holcomb’s teams now are Sochi silver medalists

MIAMI — Steven Holcomb is now a winner of two silver bobsled medals for the U.S. at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a determination that has been made more than five years after those games ended and nearly two years after his death. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board ...

Biathlon optimism

LAKE PLACID — Four-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will soon be teammates again, but they are not the only things coming together for biathlon in the United States — and specifically for the sport in this village. New York state is sinking tens of millions of dollars in the ...

Bailey, Burke to take on leadership positions with U.S. Biathlon

HOLMENKOLLEN, OSLO, Norway — Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey has been named as U.S. Biathlon’s high performance director, and will return to Lake Placid to serve in the position that begins May 1. Longtime Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler, who has been the architect of U.S. ...

Lussi back in flight at worlds

LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi may have come up short in achieving the results she wanted at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships, which were recently held in Seefeld, Austria. But when it comes to taking another step toward a hopeful trip to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the world championships ...

Meyers Taylor drives to gold medal

LAKE PLACID — As one of the best and most experienced women’s bobsled drivers on the planet, Elana Meyers Taylor wanted nothing else more than winning on her home track when the World Cup tour made a stop in Lake Placid on Friday. The American veteran got her wish, topping the field ...

Home cookin’ on home ice

LAKE PLACID — Elana Meyers Taylor is excited for the opportunity to battle the Europeans on home ice. Brittany Reinbolt is happy not to be sitting inside in an office. And Hunter Church is thrilled to have the chance to drive his “bus” not far away from where he grew up. This ...

Mazdzer ends his World Cup season

LAKE PLACID — As the result of a neck injury incurred in mid-January, 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer has ended his luge season. He will return to the United States on Monday to be examined by USA Luge team doctor and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Eugene Byrne, of Lake Placid Sports ...

Sweeney takes fourth

ALTENBERG, Germany — In a race affected by heavy snowfall, World Championship bronze medalist Emily Sweeney plowed her way to fourth place Sunday in a World Cup luge race in Altenberg. The weather was much appreciated by the aficionados at nearby Skilifte Rehefeld, but not so much at the ...

Sweeney bronzed in Winterberg

WINTERBERG, Germany — Emily Sweeney made her way all the way back from last year’s debilitating crash at the Olympics to win a bronze medal Saturday at the luge World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. It was Sweeney’s first career World Championship podium result, and the 17th ...

Sweeney just off Championships podium

WINTERBERG, Germany — Pyeongchang Olympian Emily Sweeney paced all Americans with a fourth-place effort Friday in the sprint race as the luge World Championships got underway in Winterberg, Germany. Earlier, on a cloudy, 25-degree afternoon in Hochsauerland, 2018 Olympic silver ...

Mazdzer hurting going into worlds

Chris Mazdzer is giving his neck a bit of a rest, with the hopes of having a medal draped around it at this weekend’s luge world championships. The 2018 Olympic men’s singles silver medalist from Saranac Lake is planning to compete in only doubles and the team relay events at the ...

Mazdzer tops Americans in singles

SIGULDA, Latvia — USA Luge finished fourth in Sunday’s World Cup team relay in Sigulda as the weekend concluded just the way it started. It was literally a homecoming for Latvia and Russia. The former took their first-ever gold medal in the team relay, while the latter placed 1-2 in ...

Luge: Britcher wins silver, relay team takes bronze in Germany

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — On another day affected by Bavarian weather, USA Luge raced to a bronze medal Sunday in a World Cup team relay on the oldest track in the world in Koenigssee. The foursome of singles racers Summer Britcher and Tucker West, with the doubles sled of Chris Mazdzer and ...