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Winter Olympic Sports

Lake Placid still believes in miracles

LAKE PLACID — The woman had been waiting for her opportunity for more than an hour, which was no big deal because, technically, she had been waiting 40 years. She went to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on a frigid night earlier this week with a folder containing a stack of perfectly ...

‘Miracle’ team joins Trump at rally

Members of the U.S. Olympic hockey team who performed the “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, along with Coach Herb Brooks’ daughter, joined President Donald Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday to thunderous applause and shouts of “USA! ...

Athletes describe Olympic roots

LAKE PLACID — Four Olympians and two aspiring Olympians — ranging from ages 16 to 65 — shared stories about their relationship to this village’s Olympic legacy Monday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The event — “Lake Placid’s Olympic Legacy: An Athlete’s ...

Lake Placid rejoices in its Olympic past, builds for its future

LAKE PLACID — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid’s sports landscape are largely under construction again these days, a plan that walks a tightrope ...

Tai Babilonia is ‘at peace’ as she returns to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Tai Babilonia never hesitated. When the call came in inviting her to Lake Placid for the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics — the site of one of the most disappointing nights of her career, a place where she and partner Randy Gardner were supposed to medal but ...

Humphries fueled by determination

ALTENBERG, Germany — When Kaillie Humphries won the women’s bobsled 2012 World Championships in Lake Placid she watched as the men’s bobsled champions hoisted a trophy etched with the names of generations of winners. There was no trophy to commemorate the women, who were added to ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ team joins Trump at Vegas rally

Members of the U.S. Olympic hockey team who performed the “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, along with Coach Herb Brooks’ daughter, joined President Donald Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday to thunderous applause and shouts of “USA! ...

’80s Family Fun Night at Olympic ski jumps Friday

LAKE PLACID — Continuing on with the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Jumping Complex will be hosting an 80s Family Fun Night Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is open to all ages and will have a variety of things to do and see. The event will begin with a ...

Nordgren records career day

ANTHOLZ-ANTERSELVA, Italy — Leif Nordgren shot his way to a career-best finish in the men’s 20-kilometer individual on Wednesday at the IBU World Championships in Antholz. The two-time Olympian from Hinesburg, Vermont, was the only competitor in the 104-man field to shoot a perfect ...

USABS assembles worlds team

ALTENBERG, Germany — USA Bobsled/Skeleton is proud to announce the 12 athletes selected to compete for the United States in the 2020 World Championships, which will take place in Altenberg, Germany beginning Feb. 21 through March 1. Races will be held in a four-heat format. The athlete ...

Short track speeds through Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Center hosted its most competitive short-track speedskating event in 20 years over the weekend, and when the racing wrapped up Sunday on the 1932 Rink, everything had fallen into place to make the gathering a major success. Fifty-four skaters from the United ...

Curling lessons raise money for cancer foundation

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Curling Club raised $1,260 for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation during the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics. On Saturday, Feb. 15, the club sponsored a curling exhibition on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid as part of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 ...

Dunklee guts out another silver

ANTHOLZ-ANTERSELVA, Italy — A day after turning 34, and wearing bib No. 34, Susan Dunklee won the silver medal in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint Friday at the IBU World Championships. Dunklee, who trains in Lake Placid and is a resident of Barton, Vermont, turned in a gritty ...

’80 skaters reunite for Olympic anniversary

LAKE PLACID — Most people remember the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics for the “Miracle on Ice” hockey team. However, that year’s U.S. Olympic ice skating team also walked away with two medals; Linda Fratianne won silver, and Charles Tickner won bronze. At 7 p.m. tonight, these ...

Scott Hamilton shares memories of ’80 Games

LAKE PLACID — When Scott Hamilton landed in Lake Placid for the first time, he had no inkling that he’d one day return here as a member of the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. He was a kid, not yet very far into his skating career, here for a youth competition. At the time, Hamilton ...

USA hopeful heading into worlds

USA Luge has been waiting for its breakthrough moment this season. If recent results are any indication, the team might be peaking at the right time. Luge’s world championships start Friday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia — the track used for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. And the Americans ...

40th anniversary parade canceled due to weather

LAKE PLACID — A Main Street parade expected to kick off the opening ceremony of the 40th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow has been canceled, the chair of the organizing committee said Wednesday. The parade was planned to be part of a torch run from Fitness Revolution on Saranac Avenue to ...

Team USA luge athletes return to Sochi

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The international luge season’s main event has descended upon the Sochi region as the 2014 Olympic site is ready to host the 2020 International Luge Federation (FIL) World Championships Friday through Sunday. It’s the first time Russia has hosted the FIL’s ...

Olympian Tim Burke plays snow games with Tupper youth Nordic club

TUPPER LAKE — As a duck call carried over the rolling hills of the Tupper Lake Golf Club’s cross-country ski trails on Tuesday, four-time Olympic biathlon competitor Tim Burke and 20 kids slapped their ski poles into the snow and hopped. The duck call had been blown by ski instructor ...