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Winter Olympic Sports

Synchro world championships coming to Lake Placid in 2020

LAKE PLACID — U.S. Figure Skating and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority announced that the International Skating Union World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 has been awarded to Lake Placid. The April 3-5, 2020 event marks the first time that the two-time ...

Para-bob’s best take on Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — More than a dozen athletes from 12 countries have begun to arrive in Lake Placid ahead of this weekend’s Para-Bobsleigh World Championships, and two Americans will be in the hunt for podium spots as the sport’s season wraps up. Training runs are scheduled for each day ...

Bobsled, skeleton athletes wrap season at nationals

LAKE PLACID — Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Christopher Kinney and Kyle Wilcox won the USA Four-man Bobsled National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday.  Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, finished second Saturday, but combined with his two-man bobsled victory, Bascue was ...

Persistence pays off for Egan

OSLO, Norway — A year after considering retirement following the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Clare Egan stood on a World Cup podium Sunday in Oslo with a bronze medal draped around her neck and a smile across her face. “I decided that I wanted to do one more year, just for fun, just ...

Bailey, Burke to take on leadership positions with U.S. Biathlon

HOLMENKOLLEN, OSLO, Norway — Four-time Olympian Lowell Bailey has been named as U.S. Biathlon’s high performance director, and will return to Lake Placid to serve in the position that begins May 1. Longtime Chief of Sport Bernd Eisenbichler, who has been the architect of U.S. ...

Bobsled and skeleton titles at stake

LAKE PLACID — The 2019 USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Championships will be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday and Saturday. Not only will athletes be chasing the national championship title, but also a spot on next season’s team. The winner in each discipline will secure a World ...

Luge challenge, snocross in Malone

MALONE — As the North Country enters the tail end of winter, snow-sports enthusiasts came out over the weekend for one last hurrah at two events in Malone. Titus Mountain hosted the USA Luge Challenge on Saturday with members of the USA Luge team visiting to tutor visitors in how to ...

Lussi back in flight at worlds

LAKE PLACID — Nina Lussi may have come up short in achieving the results she wanted at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships, which were recently held in Seefeld, Austria. But when it comes to taking another step toward a hopeful trip to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the world championships ...

Schulz takes second in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz took second place in the under-20 division Monday in the 10-kilometer individual freestyle race at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships in Kincaid Park. Schulz, who races for the Sun Valley SEF ...

Geraghty-Moats captures Nordic Combined title

NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia — After a four-month tour that touched venues spanning the globe, American Tara Geraghty-Moats, of West Fairlee, Vermont, is  the International Ski Federation Women’s Nordic Combined Continental Cup winner. The 25-year-old USA Nordic athlete, skiing out of the New ...

Segger part of national title team

PARK CITY, Utah — Ashley Farquharson won her third straight Norton USA Luge Junior National Championship Sunday on her home course in Park City. There was also a national title for the doubles team of Dana Kellogg and Lake Placid’s Duncan Segger.   Farquharson, of Park City, stayed well ...

Bascue guides American four-man sled to 11th

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Codie Bascue, Jimmy Reed, Josh Williamson and Christopher Kinney finished 11th as the top American team in Saturday’s four-man bobsled World Championships in Whistler. Hunter Church, Kyler Allison, Blaine McConnell and Kyle Wilcox finished their first ...

Florian impresses in World Championship debut

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Austin Florian raced to an eighth place finish in his men’s skeleton World Championship debut Friday on one of the world’s fastest and most technical tracks in Whistler to lead the U.S. in his rookie season. USA teammates Greg West and Kyle Brown finished ...

Graybill positions for shot at Worlds medal

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Savannah Graybill is in the mix after tying for seventh after the first two heats of women’s skeleton World Championships in Whistler. Kendall Wesenberg is currently in 11th, while Megan Henry enters Friday’s final heats in 18th. “I feel confident ...

US biathlon forms plan to close gap

The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition. On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. “I’ve waited,” CEO Max Cobb said, “30 years for that ...

USA Luge Challenge to visit Titus

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge, based in Lake Placid, will bring the thrill of the sport to Titus Mountain Family Ski Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Using easy-to-maneuver plastic sleds, patrons at the Malone ski and ride destination will get a chance to experience this exciting ...

Kirkby sweeps to Norton victory

PARK CITY, Utah — Ian Smith and Sophie Kirkby emerged victorious once again Sunday and swept the two-day Norton USA Luge Youth A seeding races and national championships in their respective divisions on the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah. The combination of the Saturday and Sunday ...

Meyers Taylor crashes to heartbreaker at worlds

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Brittany Reinbolt and Lauren Gibbs stepped up Sunday to lead the U.S. squad with a fifth-place finish in the women’s bobsled World Championships in Whistler.  Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza were in second place overnight, but the pair had a ...

Swiss skier pledges prize money to fight climate change

GENEVA — Hitting back at the president of his sport’s governing body, Swiss skier Daniel Yule will give his prize money this month to an athlete-backed charity campaigning against climate change. The Olympic gold medalist said Monday he is “putting my money where my mouth is” ...

Olympic medalist gets 3-month ban for accidental doping

If Devin Logan has her way, she’ll be the first and last to serve this sort of doping ban. The 2014 Olympic silver medalist is in the final week of a three-month suspension, announced Friday, for using a cannabis-based product she says contained higher-than-allowed levels of the banned ...