Winter Olympic Sports

US Bobsled, Skeleton parting with CEO

USA Bobsled and Skeleton has fired CEO Darrin Steele, who oversaw teams that won nine Olympic medals and 12 world championship medals. Steele will remain in place for about another month. The federation’s board of directors did not cite a specific reason for the change. Athletes were ...

Vonn still going at top speed

DENVER — Lindsey Vonn’s certainly dived right into retirement — off a cliff and splashing into a lake feet first. That’s one of the many post-racing adventures for the all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history. Never one to sit back, she’s still going at top speed ...

Women’s hockey fest brings best to LP

LAKE PLACID — The USA Hockey Women’s National Festival will take place Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The list of invited players ranges from multiple-time Olympians to the rising stars in the game at the 18U level. “We’re excited to bring ...

Olympic Center to get $100M overhaul

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

ORDA unveils $100M Olympic Center overhaul

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund application deadline approaching

 LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF), established to foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles, is accepting online grant applications from local athletes and nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 by 5 ...

Anderson takes USA Luge position

LAKE PLACID — Pat Anderson was named as the U.S. Development Coach for the Team USA Luge program, which is based in Lake Placid. The Ironwood, Michigan native will be responsible for overseeing screening camps, as well as the Junior National C and D teams. Anderson is a two-time ...

Bryant, Demong, Randall chosen for LP Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its 2019 nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. Francis Thaire Bryant, Billy Demong and Craig H. Randall will be inducted into the hall, which can be found inside the Conference Center at Lake ...

Sliders happy with Italy as Olympic host

LAKE PLACID — At least when it comes to the sliding sports, Americans couldn’t be much more excited with the selection of the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo as the host of the 2026 Winter Olympics. On Monday, the International Olympic Committee announced its choice ...

Italy wins 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are ...

Missing Miracle stick resurfaces in Michigan after 39 years

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A hockey stick used by a 1980 Team USA hockey player from Michigan has resurfaced nearly four decades after it disappeared. The stick belonged to Mark Wells. The Olympic gold medalist gave it to the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena in 1980, the last time it was ...

Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from ...

Ski jumps hit cost bump

LAKE PLACID — The ongoing state-funded upgrades to the Olympic Jumping Complex have hit a speed bump. The Olympic Regional Development Authority received just one response to a request for proposals to regrade the landing hills at the 90- and 120-meter ski jumps, in order for them to ...

Van Ho price tag goes up

LAKE PLACID — Site work and preparations for the construction of a new base lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg are progressing on schedule. But they’re expected to cost $10-20 million more than previously thought, and at least one local official feels he was left out of the loop. Michael ...

Italian bid looking stronger than Sweden’s

GENEVA — The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday. Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome ...

First look at Van Ho lodge design

LAKE PLACID — A modern, three-story brown-brick lodge filled with spacious, sun-drenched lounges, a cafe and gift shop — that’s what a Rochester-based contractor has been selected to make a reality at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The board of New York’s Olympic Regional Development ...

Shea among Hall of Fame inductees

LAKE PLACID — Jimmy Shea, Curtis Stevens, Hubert Stevens, Bill Washburn, Ivan Brown and Jack Heaton will be inducted as the seventh class of the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Hall of Fame during a private ceremony in Lake Placid the evening of June 21. “We are excited to recognize and celebrate ...