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Local Olympians

Olympic qualifying window shrinks

With less than six weeks to go until the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, the Eberspacher World Cup luge tour is set to resume on New Year’s weekend in Winterberg after a brief holiday break. Some of the world’s fastest athletes are in the midst of nine races in ...

Hoffman, Bickner win the U.S. Olympic team ski jumping trials

LAKE PLACID — Kevin Bickner and Anna Hoffman had a pretty solid Christmas, to say the least. They won the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for ski jumping Saturday at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Each also received a $10,000 check for their efforts. For Bickner, the win locked him a spot ...

Bring on Olympics number four

LAKE PLACID — With the prestigious “golden ticket” to the 2022 Winter Olympics on the line, it was the oldest competitor who came away with the top prize. Taylor Fletcher, 31, earned a guaranteed spot on the U.S. Nordic combined Olympic team — his fourth appearance at the games ...

Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries now an American

Kaillie Humphries is now, officially, an American. And just like that, the U.S. medal hopes in bobsledding at the Beijing Olympics just got much stronger. The reigning world champion in both monobob and women’s bobsledding was sworn in as a citizen in San Diego on Thursday, ending her ...