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Winter Olympic Sports

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 ...

Terdiman ready for round two

LAKE PLACID — An unusual arrangement emerged on the USA Luge team last season, as Olympic silver medal-winning solo slider Chris Mazdzer joined Jayson Terdiman on the doubles sled. It turned out to be a winning combination as the pair reached the podium at Mount Van Hoevenberg, and ...

Ski jump upgrade is underway

LAKE PLACID — Officials with the state Olympic Regional Development Authority believe that a portion of roughly $3 million worth of upgrades to the Olympic Jumping Complex will be completed by autumn, and the rest wrapped up with plenty of time to spare before the 2023 Winter World ...

Luge World Cup schedule includes Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The International Luge Federation (FIL) announced its World Cup racing schedule for the upcoming winter, and it includes a Thanksgiving weekend stop in Lake Placid. The FIL finalized the schedule for the 2019-20 Viessmann Luge World Cup will start off in Innsbruck-Igls, ...

Olympic medalist honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

NEW YORK — Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That’s one reason the organization is honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Tim Goebel at its April gala. Cohen founded FSH 22 years ago, seeing a need in the ...