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Winter Olympic Sports

Ex-hospital to be replaced with ORDA offices; training center to be upgraded

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors on Friday authorized a $23.1 million project that will include the demolition of the old Placid Memorial Hospital, construction of a new office building for ORDA staff and updates to the Olympic and ...

When can Van Ho host biathlon World Cups? 2026 at earliest

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid organizers want to bring the world’s best Nordic skiers and biathletes back to Mount Van Hoevenberg now that New York state has invested $80 million upgrading the 1980 Winter Olympic venue to what is expected to be World Cup caliber. The hope in U.S. and ...

Van Hoevenberg upgrade meant to ‘last 100 years’

LAKE PLACID — As Kris Cheney-Seymour gave a tour of the enormous new Mountain Pass Lodge at Mount Van Hoevenberg on March 14, at one point he said, without breaking his matter-of-fact tone, this is now “one of the greatest Nordic venues on the planet.” He also said the investment ...

Budget gives $105M for ORDA venues

LAKE PLACID — New York’s new budget includes $105 million in new capital funding for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. The money in the 2021-22 budget is about $39.5 million less than what the state approved last year. The funding will again go toward improvements to ...

US weighs Beijing Olympics boycott

WASHINGTON — The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is considering a possible boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record. Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. is consulting with like-minded countries around the ...

Death of ‘Miracle on Ice’ standout Pavelich ruled suicide

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey standout Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide, a Minnesota medical examiner said Monday. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County said in a news release that the 63-year-old Pavelich died of ...