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Winter Olympic Sports

Winterberg, Lake Placid awarded 2024, 2025 IBSF World Championships

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation announced Friday, Sept. 17 that Winterberg, Germany and Lake Placid will be the hosts for the IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2024 and 2025, respectively. Delegates at the 2021 Annual Congresss of ...

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for more vaccines

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Olympic teams were urged Friday to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International Olympic Committee first announced a vaccine ...

USABS announces national team for Bobsled and Skeleton

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced its nine-athlete roster for the 2021-2022 women’s national bobsled team on Monday. The roster includes Kaillie Humphries, who has not yet gotten a U.S. passport. The USA Bobsled team held its final Push Championship of the season at ...

Luge moves Lake Placid, Whistler World Cup races to Russia

Luge's governing body took upcoming World Cup races away from the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, Aug. 31, citing ongoing difficulties in getting foreign athletes into and out of the North American countries during the pandemic. The planned World Cup stops in Whistler, British Columbia, and Lake ...

Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries seeks path to Beijing Olympics

Kaillie Humphries, the reigning women’s bobsled world champion, is in serious jeopardy of not being able to compete at this winter’s Beijing Olympics and has asked the International Olympic Committee to allow her to compete in the games without a U.S. passport. Humphries has competed ...

USA Luge shows off new start facility at Olympic Day

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge and International Luge Federation (FIL) officials made two significant announcements Thursday as part of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s day-long tour of local facilities where athletes train for the Olympics. With the goal of celebrating ...