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Winter Olympic Sports

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 ...

Empire State Winter Games canceled for 2021

LAKE PLACID — The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled. In a news release on Tuesday, the games' organizers announced their decision to cancel the 41st annual event, citing uncertainty and safety concerns created by the coronavirus pandemic. The games were scheduled for ...

Olympic hockey champion Meghan Duggan retires

In the midst of the U.S. women’s hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with every player to explain what it was all about. With the world championships on home ice weeks away and the stakes high, Duggan felt it was her ...

USA Luge sitting out early World Cup events

USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also ...

Virus prompts USA Luge to skip first half of World Cup slate

USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also sit out ...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, skipping some WC races

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup ...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, will skip some World Cup races

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup ...

University Games will house athletes in Lake Placid, Canton, Potsdam

LAKE PLACID — Planning for the arrival of the 2023 Winter World University Games continues. In a virtual town hall hosted live from the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, officials involved with the planning of the games promoted the upcoming event and answered questions from residents and ...

Forum tonight on University Games progress

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Sports Council will host a virtual town hall today at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be on the progress being made toward the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, which Lake Placid and the Adirondack region will host Jan. 12-22, ...

Shots heard ’round the woods

PAUL SMITHS — There’s little doubt that anyone who has been around the North Country knows about the “Miracle on Ice.” Lowell Bailey, a 2017 world champion and now a leader in the U.S. Biathlon organization, described another miracle that is now in the making 40 years later. The ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was supposed to host ...

Bobsled worlds moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Bobsled and skeleton World Championships moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...