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Local Olympians

STRONG WOMEN: Emily Sweeney: Strong woman, brave Olympic luger

LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympic luger Emily Sweeney sat down with the Lake Placid News on the morning of Friday, Dec. 8 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center the day before she represented USA Luge in women’s singles during the first FIL Luge World Cup of the season on her ...

USA Luge secures four top 10 World Cup finishes in day 1 at Whistler

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Following a successful FIL Luge World Cup on Team USA’s home track in Lake Placid on Dec. 8-9, international racing continued at the Whistler Sliding Center Dec. 15-16, with the 2010 Olympic track hosting the second of nine World Cup events this season. In ...

USA Luge takes team relay bronze in day 2 at Whistler World Cup

WHISTLER, British Columbia — USA Luge took the bronze medal in the FIL Luge World Cup relay on Dec. 16 at the Whistler Sliding Center, site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The race was the final event of the international racing circuit before the holiday break. The U.S. team ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton wraps up 2023 with multiple medals

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA — USA Bobsled & Skeleton sliders wrapped up their International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation World Cup here at the Olympic Sliding Centre Innsbruck just before taking their holiday break. In a back-to-back series of women’s monobob races, Kaysha Love again ...

Local Olympian retires after World Cup run

LAKE PLACID — U.S. luge Olympian Chris Mazdzer spent most of Dec. 2 working on his sled at the USA Luge training facility. “It’s the thing that no one sees,” he said. The four-time Olympian and 2018 luge silver medalist who grew up in Saranac Lake has spent countless hours ...

Zack DiGregorio and Sean Hollander are golden

LAKE PLACID — The U.S. men’s doubles luge team of Zack DiGregorio and Sean Hollander had never competed in a FIL Luge World Cup on their home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg prior to this past weekend. But, Hollander, a Lake Placid native, said they know the track like the back of ...