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Winter Olympic Sports

Olympic figure skater Chris Knierim announces retirement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Figure skater Chris Knierim, one half of the husband-and-wife duo that helped the U.S. win a team bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, announced his retirement Wednesday while Alexa Knierim said she will continue skating with a new partner. The ...

Eruzione says he didn’t know being at Trump rally would divide fans

The rally appearance, the “Keep America Great” hats — none of it was planned, according to Mike Eruzione. On Friday, members of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team who stunned the world with a win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid were ...

Lake Placid junior lugers earn top 10s

OBERHOF, Germany — USA Luge ended the Junior World Championships on Saturday in warm and windy Oberhof with a fourth-place result in the team competition, while doubles teams Sean Hollander and Michael O’Gara took sixth, Dana Kellogg with Duncan Segger were eighth, and Maya Chan and ...

Humphries wins 3rd world title

Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world title Saturday to put an emphatic cap on her comeback season. Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs to finish four runs over two days in Altenberg, Germany with a time of 3 minutes, 45.49 seconds. Germany’s ...

Rosen makes way for USABS’s new CEO

LAKE PLACID — John Rosen was sipping coffee while watching the sunrise, soaking in retirement with his wife, Nancy Rosen, at a campground in Oregon. It was July 2019, and the furthest thing from Rosen’s mind was the sliding sports of bobsled and skeleton. That is until he got a call ...

Miracle team says Trump rally was ‘not about politics’

After appearing on stage at a Donald Trump political rally in Las Vegas Friday night, the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team said there was nothing political about it via Twitter. “To us, this is not about politics or choosing sides,” @1980MiracleTeam tweeted. “This is about proudly ...

US pulls out of luge World Cup

USA Luge pulled its team out of the World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, adding to a chorus of athletes from many nations protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions. Austria also withdrew its team from the weekend events and even several sliders from Germany said they ...

Miracle on Ice team honored before NHL game in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida ...

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 ...