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Winter Olympic Sports

U.S. Biathlon team ready for action

NEW GLOUSESTER, Maine — Following the completion of the U.S. Biathlon Fall Festival and IBU Cup Trials held at the end of October in Soldier Hollow, Utah, 15 athletes have been nominated to the U.S. Biathlon teams competing at the opening events of the 2019-20 season. “We had an ...

Russia, US go toe-to-toe in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday in a vast conference room in Poland during a pair of 3-minute speeches that cut through the tedium of an otherwise sleepy ...

Lake Placid picks up a second weekend of IBSF World Cup races

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will be hosting the first two International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cups this year at Mount Van Hoevenberg, instead of only one as previously planned. The season-opening BMW IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton World ...

USA Skeleton announces Cup squads for upcoming season

LAKE PLACID — The World Cup and Intercontinental Cup squads for the 2019-2020 season were announced Sunday following a series of four USA Skeleton National Team Trials races in Lake Placid. Athletes accumulated points over the last two weeks in the race series to earn their positions on the ...

Weather alters Luge National Championships

LAKE PLACID — The onset of warm weather, heavy rain and high winds Thursday has led to the cancellation of Friday’s opening day of the Norton USA Luge National Championships, originally set for Friday and Saturday mornings in Lake Placid. The competition has been relegated to a one-day ...

Luge seeding races in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — With less than a month to the start of the Viessmann World Cup season in Igls/Innsbruck, Austria, USA Luge will crown its 2019 Norton National Champions on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. The two traditional Norton seeding races and national championship events will be held ...

USA Nordic skiers will train at VIC

PAUL SMITHS — The trails at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center will be skied by the USA Nordic team next year. USA Nordic is seeking to establish eastern, central and western training centers across the country, and it selected the college as its East Coast ...

USA Nordic skiers will train at PSC

PAUL SMITHS — The trails at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center will be skied by the USA Nordic team next year. USA Nordic is seeking to establish eastern, central and western training centers across the country, and it selected the college as its East Coast ...

One year at a time

LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Sophie Caldwell has had a lot on her plate, from training as a member of the US Ski Team to getting married earlier this month. And while the 29-year-old continues to train, she said she’s taking it one year at a time as the 2022 Olympics loom on the ...

Federal grant could help US bobsled, skeleton qualify for Paralympics

LAKE PLACID — The CEO of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said a grant it was recently awarded will be used to pay for training camps geared toward introducing the sport to veterans with disabilities, hopefully leading the sport to be included in the 2026 Winter ...

Diggins making most of platform

LAKE PLACID — US Ski Team member and two-time Olympian Jessie Diggins is often described as “bubbly,” but her meteoric rise after claiming a gold medal in 2018 has led her to use her fame for good. Diggins, along with other members of the US Ski Team, are staying and training in Lake ...

Construction is well under way at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Site work is well underway at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Temporary dirt roads lined the area beyond the 1980 bobsled track Tuesday. Construction equipment was scattered throughout the site where a new three-story base lodge, complete with amenities ...

Sliding track off to fast start

LAKE PLACID — While big machines and trucks moved earth, stone and building material below, working on the project that’s totally transforming the Olympic Sports Complex, members of the United States luge team were higher up on Mount Van Hoevenberg Tuesday morning, trying out the ice for ...

Young skiers ready for snow after meeting Olympians

LAKE PLACID — This village has more than its share of Olympians, but a trio with seven Olympic Games under their belts has local Nordic skiers pumped to see some snow. Gold medalist Jessie Diggins, two-time Olympian Sophie Caldwell and three-time Olympian Simi Hamilton visited High ...

Van Ho track set to open

LAKE PLACID — With rising temperatures creating some thin ice, the opening of the fall luge season in Lake Placid has been delayed until Tuesday morning. The track at the Olympic Sports Complex, site of the second Viessmann World Cup race of the season from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, will try again ...

Phaneuf talks climate change at APA

RAY BROOK – Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf, who lives in Lake Placid, spoke to the state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday with a message about climate change. Phaneuf was a member of the 2018 Winter Olympic biathlon team, but developed strep throat and the flu and could not ...

Diggins, Caldwell, Hamilton to have meet and greet at High Peaks Cyclery

LAKE PLACID — Olympic Nordic skiers Jessie Diggins, Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton, all members of the US national ski team, will be at High Peaks Cyclery in Lake Placid on Sunday for a meet and greet with the public. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a question ...

USA Luge collects 2 golds, 1 silver

LILLEHAMMER, Norway — Five days into its first preseason camp of the fall, USA Luge athletes donned their race faces on Saturday, and dominated the annual Lillehammer Cup exhibition event on the 1994 Olympic course. The doubles team of 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer, of ...

Women keep the hockey dream alive

LAKE PLACID — Debbie Osborne eased into a seat inside Herb Brooks Arena and stared out at her 17-year-old daughter, Kayle, as a hockey game between the United States and Canada featuring girls under age 18 was set to get under way. A single mother who has a full-time job in the ...