Lake Placid News Olympicsen-usSun, 4 Dec 2016 19:19:09 EDTSun, 4 Dec 2016 19:19:09 EDT Placid's golden boy PLACID - Chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A" filled the air as fat snowflakes began to fall in earnest Friday afternoo.Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTAmerican doubles team uses perseverance to reach podium PLACID - Earning the first podium spot in six years for Team USA in men's doubles luge on Friday led to some big smiles, both from the sliders and the adoring fans crowded around the finish line at Mount Van Hoevenberg.Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTBiathlon season in full swing Bailey, of Lake Placid, took 15th place and Tim Burke, of Paul Smiths, was 16th in the 20-kilometer individual race Thursday as the World Cup biathlon season got underway in Oestersund, Sweden.Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTMazdzer shares his love of luge with Lake Placid fifth-graders PLACID - Chris Mazdzer took time out of his busy schedule Wednesday, Nov. 30 to describe to a group of about 40 fifth-graders at Lake Placid Elementary School some of the intricacies involved with the sport of luge.Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDTUSA Luge to race 1,000+ lax balls PLACID - USA Luge received 1,000 balls from Summit Lacrosse this week for its second annual Running of the Balls fundraiser, which will take place Saturday, Dec.Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 EDT