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Local Olympians

Bobsled pilot Meyers Taylor speaks at White House ceremony

Olympic bobsled pilot Elana Meyers Taylor was the guest speaker Wednesday, May 4 at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to celebrate the accomplishments of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians over the past two years. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed members ...

Olympic skeleton racer heads to Fiji for ‘Survivor’ TV series

LAKE PLACID — Katie Uhlaender, a five-time Olympic skeleton racer living at the Olympic Training Center, flew to Fiji on Saturday, April 23 to be part of the crew filming the 43rd season of the television reality show “Survivor.” “Survivor” is one of the most popular contest ...

Clare Egan retires

LAKE PLACID — After a long and successful career with U.S. Biathlon, Clare Egan, a 34-year-old Lake Placid resident, decided to hang up her skis and rifle following the conclusion of the U.S. Biathlon National Championships on March 27 in Lake Placid. “I was really happy. It was the ...

OLYMPIC LEGACY: Stepping stone to the Olympics

(Editor’s note: This story is part of an “Olympic Legacy” series to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the III Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid in 1932. What happened that year led to this village hosting the XIII Olympic Winter Games in 1980 and the continuing legacy of training ...

Olympians gather in Lake Placid for parade, celebration

LAKE PLACID — Hundreds of people gathered in Lake Placid on Thursday, March 24 to celebrate the village’s Olympic legacy and Olympians from Lake Placid and around the region. A parade of Olympians returning from this year’s Beijing Winter Olympics, Olympians from past years and other ...

Billy Demong resigns as USA Nordic director

USA Nordic Sport announced Tuesday, March 22 that Vermontville native Billy Demong would be resigning as executive director of the national governing body for ski jumping and Nordic combined. Demong, 41, will remain a member of the USA Nordic Sport Board of Directors and will act as an ...