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Salt Lake City seeks 2030 Winter Olympic bid

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to announce its intentions to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics as this year’s games get ready to kick off in South Korea. The city’s Olympic exploratory committee concluded that Utah could host the Winter Games ...

US drops the coin on flag bearer

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Shani Davis would’ve been a fitting choice to carry the American flag into the Olympic opening ceremony, a superb athlete who helped break racial barriers at the Winter Games. Someone sure dropped the coin on this one. The U.S. Olympic Committee, an ...

OLYMPIC SLIDESHOW: Opening Ceremony

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In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed.

Pyeongchang Olympics medal projections

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Medal projections for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, compiled from predictions by the staff of The Associated Press who cover each sport: ALPINE SKIING Men: Downhill Gold: Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway Silver: Beat Feuz, Switzerland Bronze: Hannes Reichelt, ...

Fun runners brave cold temps

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SARANAC LAKE — The annual Winter Carnival Fun Run drew its largest crowd ever Saturday, as 65 hardy participants took on the 4-mile course with the temperature hovering around 5 degrees. Eric Holmes was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 27 minutes, 5 seconds. Joe ...

Hamlin to carry U.S. flag into opening ceremony

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tickets to the opening ceremony of any Olympics can be costly, and Erin Hamlin’s parents often wonder if it’s a worthwhile purchase. This time, there’s no question. Hamlin’s final Olympics will start with her having the distinction of carrying the ...

Red, white, blue, and a green beret

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LAKE PLACID — U.S. Olympic bobsledder Nate Weber will never forget the sound. He was going through a brutal outdoor summertime workout last year and was starting a series of outdoor sprints, when an extremely loud noise got his attention. Then came another noise, louder than the first. ...

Final Olympics for Erin Hamlin

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Erin Hamlin’s Olympic dream began 18 years ago, and this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she intends to finish it. Hamlin is the most decorated U.S. singles slider in history, having first won World Championship gold in 2009 before winning three medals at the 2017 event: gold in sprint ...

Olsen resuming workouts

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. bobsledder Justin Olsen has resumed light workouts three days after an emergency appendectomy and is expected to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics. Olsen was hospitalized Monday, underwent laparoscopic surgery and was discharged Wednesday. Olsen ...

Sliders want uniform drug testing

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — There was an offseason when U.S. skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender got a knock on her door from drug testers 19 times in the span of a few weeks. Sometimes they wanted blood. Sometimes they wanted urine. Often, they wanted both. The process is annoying. It’s ...

US coach keeping blinders on as he preps for debut

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Robb Stauber can’t miss seeing the Olympic rings painted at center ice — even on the practice rink. The former goalie is doing his best to ignore all the reminders that he is making his head coaching debut on the world’s biggest stage for women’s ...

Alpine teams duel on slalom course

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SARANAC LAKE — Members of the boys and girls Lake Placid and Saranac Lake alpine ski teams raced each other under light snow Tuesday at Mount Pisgah, getting in two runs of slalom each in the dual meet. Nearly a dozen kids competed in the timed race before the teams head to Bristol ...

John Dimon: A competitive edge

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SARANAC LAKE — When the U.S. Olympic speedskaters hit the ice in Pyeongchang, John Dimon will be watching their feet. Dimon owned the Dimon Sports Speedskating shop in Lake Placid from 1997 to 2008 and is now the owner of the Human Power Planet Earth bike shop on Main Street in Saranac ...

Arndt takes 7th at Junior Worlds

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ALTENBERG, Germany — Saving her best result for the final luge event of the international season, Brittney Arndt of Park City, Utah placed seventh at the Junior World Championships Friday in Altenberg, Germany. She finished 0.2 of a second from the podium. “When I heard that junior ...