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Local Olympians

USA luge sliders finally compete in World Cup

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — USA Luge wrapped up its return to the Eberspacher World Cup tour on Sunday, Jan. 3 with a sixth-place effort in the Koenigssee team relay. The United States skipped the first four World Cup races this season as a result of concerns over the coronavirus and related ...

Weibrect to lead reestablishing PSC alpine program

PAUL SMITHS — While colleges around the country are dropping varsity sports programs, Paul Smith’s College has been on a mission for over a year to bring more competitive sports to its 14,000-acre campus in the Adirondacks. After officially announcing the addition of Nordic skiing, ...

U.S. para bobsledders return to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The word “veteran” has double meaning for U.S. para bobsledder Guillermo “Will” Castillo of Orlando, Florida. Like all members of the Para National Sliding Team for bobsledding and skeleton, he is also a military veteran — an Army sergeant, retired. And he’ll ...

U.S. Para Bobsled Team awaits 2026 Paralympics decision

LAKE PLACID — Officials from USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s Para National Team are keeping a lookout this week for news on whether para bobsled will be added to the winter Paralympics program for the first time in 2026 as the games are held in Milano Cortina, Italy. “This is a very ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton 2020 Hall of Fame inductees announced

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced Wednesday, Dec. 9 the six individuals that will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Steve Mesler, Tristan Gale Geisler, Randy Jones, Vonetta Flowers, James “Nitro” Morgan, and Geoff Bodine will be inducted as the eighth class. A celebration ...

Luge World Cup season begins without U.S. team

IGLS, Austria — Germany came to Austria on the first weekend of the Eberspacher World Cup luge season and, with the exception of the home team’s top doubles sled, dominated the field. It started Saturday, Nov. 28 with Felix Loch’s singles victory, and concluded Sunday when German ...