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Winter Olympic Sports

Women’s hockey sees huge growth after 1st Olympics

(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 is ...

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 ...

NWHL adding to women’s hockey history in LP

(Editors 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 ...

Local biathletes Garso, Hochschartner start competing today in Germany

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A mix of IBU Cup veterans will team with up-and-coming athletes to form the 12-person roster for U.S. Biathlon at the first two IBU Cups of the season that started Thursday in Arber, Germany. After being delayed due to COVID and with no December racing, around 190 ...

Shiffrin wins to end 1-yr slalom drought

FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a night slalom Tuesday to end a year-long victory drought in her strongest discipline and earn her 100th World Cup podium. Shiffrin, who last triumphed in a slalom in December 2019, held on to her opening-run lead and beat Katharina Liensberger ...

USA Luge 6th in team, Sweeney 10th in singles

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge wrapped up its return to the Eberspacher World Cup tour Sunday with a sixth-place effort in the Koenigssee team relay. The United States luge team, based in Lake Placid, skipped the first four World Cup races this season as a result of concerns over the ...

US sliders finally starting World Cup seasons

Some U.S. luge, bobsled and skeleton athletes have rejoined the international World Cup sliding circuits, after they all stayed home for the first half of the season because of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. There are some exceptions: most athletes and coaches who are members ...

US Bobsled announces men’s team

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled is proud to announce the 11 athletes that have been named to the men’s national team. Athletes competed in a series of four selection races — two two-man races and two four-man races — to qualify for the team. Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, won three of four ...

Egan has career-best 10th-place finish in Austria

HOCHFILZEN, Austria — Hochfilzen continues to be kind to United States biathletes. The site of historic American performances at past world championships, the tracks at Hochfilzen delivered more memorable performances on Friday as the third BMW IBU World Cup got underway with the men’s and ...

Smitties shoot for world-class trails

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College, working in concert with USA Nordic and US Biathlon, is now positioned to have its new 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) Nordic ski trail network homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union for elite-level ...

Lolo Jones back in bobsled, seeks elusive Olympic medal

Lolo Jones hasn’t returned to China since 2008, since one bad step in what was then the biggest race of her life cost her an Olympic gold medal. She’s never wanted to go back. Her stance might change in 2022. Jones — the longtime U.S. hurdles star who decided to add sliding ...

U.S. biathlon team named

The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to ...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, the first step toward qualifying for the World Cup team this season — ...

Salt Lake City all in on future Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY — A committee preparing a bid for Salt Lake City to host a future Winter Olympics has watched closely as the coronavirus pandemic upended carefully crafted plans and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But members said Tuesday that their desire to bring the Olympics ...

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team announced

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard last week announced a 30-athlete roster making up the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for the 2020-21 season. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team includes aerials and moguls skiers, and both disciplines are on snow in Scandinavia preparing for their FIS World ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection starts Saturday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton team selection races will begin on Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, kicking off a three-race series to determine who is named to the 2020-21 national team. Coaches and staff wanted to limit the number of variables involved in team selections by not ...

Russian biathlete set to be stripped of Olympic gold medal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Evgeny Ustyugov is set to be stripped of a second Olympic biathlon gold medal after the Russian lost a doping case, the sport’s anti-doping body said Tuesday. The Biathlon Integrity Unit said Ustyugov will lose the gold medal he won in the 15-kilometer mass ...