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Winter Olympic Sports

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 ...

Miracle on ink: Eruzione’s new book about ’80 Olympics is a best-seller

LAKE PLACID — There were 10 minutes left in the game when U.S. hockey team captain Mike Eruzione shot what would become the deciding goal in a game that made history. At first, he didn’t realize what he’d done. In his new book about the legendary 1980 Olympic match between the ...

U.S. Biathlon sets rosters for World Championships

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine— The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee has announced the rosters for the upcoming IBU Biathlon World Championships in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, Feb. 13-23, as well as the teams competing at the IBU Open European Championships in Otepaeae, Estonia, Feb. ...

11 days of events planned for Olympic 40th anniversary

LAKE PLACID — While celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 13 to 23, residents will be focused on the Olympic legacy of this village: past, present and future. Yet organizers on the 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee didn’t want just one or ...

Afghan youth turn to snowboarding for thrills

KABUL, Afghanistan — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul? While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. Kabul is better known for its ...

Para-bob World Cup stops in Lake Placid

  LAKE PLACID — The 10-race para-bobsleigh World Cup series kicks off its North American swing when Lake Placid plays host to more than 24 athletes from 14 nations Thursday and Friday at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex Track. The 2019-2020 series began in early-December, ...

Congress urged to pass doping bill before the Olympics

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, saying it would be a strong deterrent in the absence of adequate punishment for past Russian ...

Lugers overcome rainy conditions

WINTERBERG, Germany — Winter and international luge racing have had nothing in common recently as the World Cup tour and the Junior World Cup circuit have been hit with warm, rainy weather in the resort destination ironically known as Winterberg. Despite the conditions, which USA Luge ...

IBSF World Cup stops at St. Moritz track

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — The famed all-natural iced track of St. Moritz will host the seventh of eight stops on the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup tour Friday through Sunday.  This will be the last World Cup of the season for the U.S. bobsledders. The bobsled ...

Virus delaying China’s Olympic sliding track certification

Plans to have bobsled, skeleton and luge athletes from around the world visit China in March to help certify the track that will be used for the 2022 Beijing Olympics have been delayed over concerns about a virus that has been blamed for at least 170 deaths. The certifying process, ...

Lake Placid to host para-bob World Cup

LAKE PLACID — The 10-race para-bobsleigh World Cup series kicks off its North American swing when Lake Placid hosts more than 24 athletes from 14 nations, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7. The 2019-20 series began in early December in Lillehammer, Norway and has traveled through Oberhof, ...

Segger makes World Cup debut, finishes 20th in Sigulda

SIGULDA, Latvia — Emily Sweeney finished her weekend in Sigulda with a 14th-place result Sunday in the third and last World Cup luge sprint race of the season. After previous results of third and second places, Sweeney placed fourth in the final sprint standings. Earlier, in the ...