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Celebration of life for bobsledder Steven Holcomb set for Thursday

May 8, 2017
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - There will be a celebration of life for legendary bobsledder Steven Holcomb at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 in the Lussi Ballroom at the Lake Placid Conference Center, USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced Monday.

Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 6 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, and the ceremony will serve as a chance for the community to celebrate the life of an extraordinary bobsledder and person. Media and the community are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will be about an hour long.

As the bobsled and skeleton community reels from the news of Holcomb's untimely death, USA Bobsled & Skeleton has gathered memories from athletes, coaches and fans online at

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U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb speaks at The Cottage restaurant in Lake Placid in March 2014 after a parade honoring the local athletes who participated in the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He is wearing the two bronze medals he won that year for two- and four-man bobsled and the gold medal he won at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
(News photo — Andy Flynn)



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