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Local Olympians

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 ...

Dan Gans joins USABSF

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton recently announced that Dan Gans, the founder and principal of Polaris Consulting, LLC and the Polaris-Hutton Group, will serve as a member of the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Foundation. The foundation was established to raise funds to support the needs of USA ...

USA Luge doubles slider Terdiman retires, will coach

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He’s not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and ...

Ray Brook native gets a shot a 2026 Olympics

LAKE PLACID — If flying down a luge track at a near 70 mph wasn’t risky enough, imagine doing that without the possibility of making the Olympics. That’s what Sophie Kirkby, of Ray Brook, risked when she switched over from singles luge to doubles during the early stages of the ...

Team quotas not yet set for 2026 Olympic luge competition

LAKE PLACID — After the International Olympic Committee announced on June 24 that women’s doubles will be added to the 2026 Olympic Winter Games program at Milan Cortina, Italy, one question remains. Will there be fewer men competing in luge at the Olympics now that more women will be ...