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Local Olympians

USA Luge wins two medals in Sigulda World Cup

SIGULDA, Latvia — Following a two-week holiday break, USA Luge returned back to FIL Luge World Cup action on Jan. 7 and 8 in Sigulda, Latvia. After the United States picked up two medals in its last World Cup in Park City on Dec. 16 and 17, 2022, the team repeated its efforts in ...

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LAKE PLACID — For the first time in three years, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host an International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cup at the at Mount Van Hoevenberg track. Races will take place from Friday, Dec. 16 to Sunday, Dec. 18. It is the third ...

NASCAR great Bodine part of USABS Hall of Fame induction

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled and Skeleton will induct five new members to its Hall of Fame on Dec. 17 in Lake Placid. The ceremony, to be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg at the conclusion of the day’s World Cup bobsled races, will highlight four athletes along with NASCAR legend Geoff ...

Britcher, Sweeney to race in women’s doubles luge

LAKE PLACID — During a virtual press conference on Nov. 7, USA Luge singles athletes Summer Britcher, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Emily Sweeney, of Lake Placid, announced that they will join forces in doubles luge. Britcher is a three-time Olympian and has five World Cup career ...

Elana Meyers Taylor elected to USOPC board

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced on Wednesday Aug. 31 that Elana Meyers Taylor, a four-time Olympian and five-time medal winner in the sport of bobsled, has been elected by the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council to serve as an athlete ...

USABS makes changes to its coaching staff

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced Wednesday several changes to its coaching and administrative staff. Many of the changes reflect a thoughtful and strategic approach to long-term growth within the organization. "As we head into the next Olympic quad, it's important to ...