Winter Olympic Sports

USA Luge moves across town

LAKE PLACID — Almost three years after New York state promised to give USA Luge $5 million to help build a new start ramp in this town, construction is set to begin in April. That means vacating the luge team’s headquarters on Church Street and moving temporarily to the Mirror Lake ...

Skiing bonds Shiffrin, Paralympian

Ten years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin visited a friend and fellow ski racer in the hospital who was diagnosed with cancer. Thomas Walsh could barely sit up or eat and later had parts of his pelvis and lung removed due to the tumors. Shiffrin grew up skiing with Walsh, the two sharing a similar ...

Rasmussen looks to continue winning ways in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Christ Rasmussen has had a pretty good World Cup season in para-bobsledding, earning multiple trips to the podium as the series made its way around the world this winter. And now, with the season wrapping up with the IBSF Para Sport World Championships in Lake Placid this ...

Jacobo feeds off adrenaline for para-bobsledding success

LAKE PLACID — Steven Jacobo is a self-described adrenaline junky, so hurtling himself down the bobsled track this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg doesn’t rattle the 28-year-old at all. Jacobo is a member of the USA Para-Bobsleigh team, and after reaching one podium during the World ...

Holcomb’s teams now are Sochi silver medalists

MIAMI — Steven Holcomb is now a winner of two silver bobsled medals for the U.S. at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a determination that has been made more than five years after those games ended and nearly two years after his death. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board ...

Biathlon optimism

LAKE PLACID — Four-time Olympians Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke will soon be teammates again, but they are not the only things coming together for biathlon in the United States — and specifically for the sport in this village. New York state is sinking tens of millions of dollars in the ...

Synchro world championships coming to Lake Placid in 2020

LAKE PLACID — U.S. Figure Skating and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority announced that the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 has been awarded to Lake Placid. The April 3-5, 2020 event marks the first time that the two-time ...

Para-bob’s best take on Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — More than a dozen athletes from 12 countries have begun to arrive in Lake Placid ahead of this weekend’s Para-Bobsleigh World Championships, and two Americans will be in the hunt for podium spots as the sport’s season wraps up. Training runs are scheduled for each day ...

Bobsled, skeleton athletes wrap season at nationals

LAKE PLACID — Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Christopher Kinney and Kyle Wilcox won the USA Four-man Bobsled National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday.  Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, finished second Saturday, but combined with his two-man bobsled victory, Bascue was ...

Persistence pays off for Egan

OSLO, Norway — A year after considering retirement following the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Clare Egan stood on a World Cup podium Sunday in Oslo with a bronze medal draped around her neck and a smile across her face. “I decided that I wanted to do one more year, just for fun, just ...

Bailey, Burke to take on leadership positions with U.S. Biathlon

HOLMENKOLLEN, OSLO, Norway — Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey has been named as U.S. Biathlon’s high performance director, and will return to Lake Placid to serve in the position that begins May 1. Longtime Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler, who has been the architect of U.S. ...

Bobsled and skeleton titles at stake

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Championships will be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday and Saturday. Not only will athletes be chasing the national championship title, but also a spot on next season’s team. The winner in each discipline will secure a World ...

Luge challenge, snocross in Malone

MALONE — As the North Country enters the tail end of winter, snow-sports enthusiasts came out over the weekend for one last hurrah at two events in Malone. Titus Mountain hosted the USA Luge Challenge on Saturday with members of the USA Luge team visiting to tutor visitors in how to ...

Lussi back in flight at worlds

LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi may have come up short in achieving the results she wanted at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships, which were recently held in Seefeld, Austria. But when it comes to taking another step toward a hopeful trip to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the world championships ...

Schulz takes second in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz took second place in the under-20 division Monday in the 10-kilometer individual freestyle race at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships in Kincaid Park. Schulz, who races for the Sun Valley SEF ...

Geraghty-Moats captures Nordic Combined title

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — After a four-month tour that touched venues spanning the globe, American Tara Geraghty-Moats, of West Fairlee, Vermont, is  the International Ski Federation Women’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup winner. The 25-year-old USA Nordic athlete, skiing out of the New ...

Segger part of national title team

PARK CITY, Utah — Ashley Farquharson won her third straight Norton USA Luge Junior National Championship Sunday on her home course in Park City. There was also a national title for the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Lake Placid’s Duncan Segger.   Farquharson, of Park City, stayed well ...

Bascue guides American four-man sled to 11th

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Codie Bascue, Jimmy Reed, Josh Williamson and Christopher Kinney finished 11th as the top American team in Saturday’s four-man bobsled World Championships in Whistler. Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Blaine McConnell and Kyle Wilcox finished their first ...

Florian impresses in World Championship debut

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Austin Florian raced to an eighth place finish in his men’s skeleton World Championship debut Friday on one of the world’s fastest and most technical tracks in Whistler to lead the U.S. in his rookie season. USA teammates Greg West and Kyle Brown finished ...

Graybill positions for shot at Worlds medal

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Savannah Graybill is in the mix after tying for seventh after the first two heats of women’s skeleton World Championships in Whistler. Kendall Wesenberg is currently in 11th, while Megan Henry enters Friday’s final heats in 18th. “I feel confident ...