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Winter Olympic Sports

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 ...

Historic ski race remembered during UMP process

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid is famed for its two Winter Olympics, and while the Miracle on Ice is what most people think of, the 1932 games left some marks on the community as well. One of those was recently unearthed in a unit manangement plan put out by the state Department of ...

State buying $1M in ads to lure athletes to Placid

WILMINGTON — The state will spend $1 million on digital advertising with the goal of attracting athletes to Lake Placid in the lead-up to the 2023 World University Games, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday. The state is aiming to bolster Lake Placid’s reputation as a world-class ...

New looks unveiled for overhauled 1980 Olympic venues

WILMINGTON — The state has unveiled new renderings of proposed and ongoing upgrades to Olympic sports facilities in Lake Placid. In a news release following the conclusion of the first-ever I Love NY Adirondack Oktoberfest Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office touted a funding ...

Running of the Balls returns for fifth year

LAKE PLACID — The fifth annual USA Luge Running of the Balls fundraiser, sponsored by Duluth Trading Company, will take place Saturday, Nov. 30 after the conclusion of the World Cup luge event at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sliding Complex. Proceeds from the event help support the ...

ORDA still in the red

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority had a bad summer and continues to operate deeply in the red, according to a recent year-to-date financial report. In the first five months of ORDA’s fiscal year, April 1 to Sept. 1, the authority operated at a loss of ...

ORDA board OKs ski jump regrading contract

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors on Monday authorized a contract with a Vermont-based builder to regrade areas surrounding two smaller ski jumps for developing athletes. The contract was awarded to G.W. Tatro Construction, of ...

Canada releases Humphries

Two-time Olympic bobsled champion Kaillie Humphries will be allowed to compete for the United States this season and beyond, after Canadian officials announced Saturday night that they are granting her request to be released from their program. It’s a massive boost for the American ...

Humphries in limbo

LAKE PLACID — A two-time Olympic gold medalist is currently waiting in limbo, hoping to return to a sport where she is one of the best in the world. It’s hard to imagine women’s Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries, who has arguably been the face of Canadian bobsledding for years, ...

Luge ice season opens in Norway

LAKE PLACID — After a summer of dry land training, start training and conditioning, USA Luge will bring its eight-member national team to Lillehammer to begin on-ice sliding starting Oct. 2. The squad, led by Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer, 2019 World Championship bronze medalist ...

Meyers Taylor among opening day push champions

LAKE PLACID — Sylvia Hoffman, Kyle Wilcox, Elana Meyers Taylor and Codie Bascue earned titles as 2019 USA Bobsled National Push Champions in their respective divisions on the wheeled push track in Lake Placid on Thursday. “It’s good to get back into a competitive environment and ...

Meyers Taylor expecting baby, will miss season

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor announced Wednesday that she will not compete this season because she is pregnant, though she plans to return in a year to prepare for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Meyers Taylor and her husband, fellow U.S. bobsledder Nic Taylor, are expecting their first ...

Humphries still wants to slide for US

Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries is not dropping her plans to slide for USA Bobsled, even after a Canadian court Tuesday declined to order that country’s sliding federation to give the two-time Olympic gold medalist a release allowing her to join the American team. Humphries plans to file ...

Top bobsledder Kaillie Humphries wants to race for US instead of Canada

Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic bobsled gold medalist for Canada and one of the top drivers in her sport's history, is planning to race for the U.S. this coming season and beyond — including at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Humphries has been seeking her release from Canada for ...

Hirscher to reveal future live on TV

VIENNA (AP) — For once, ski racing fans in Austria have to switch on their TVs in prime time to see Marcel Hirscher live. On Wednesday, however, they won’t see their hero trying to win yet another race. In fact, they probably never will again. Hirscher, a two-time Olympic gold ...

16 Americans set to compete in Junior Grand Prix event

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series continues this week in Lake Placid. The field includes 16 Americans, 11 of which are making their JGP debut at Herb Brooks Arena. Competition opens on Thursday, with the men’s and pairs short ...

Miracle on Ice’s Mark Pavelich arrested

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) - Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the ...