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Local Olympians

Britcher earns bronze in women’s singles

LAKE PLACID — The last time U.S. luge Olympian Summer Britcher competed in a FIL Luge World Cup in Lake Placid, she missed the women’s singles podium by 0.269 seconds. Since then Britcher, the all-time USA Luge women’s singles leader for World Cup victories, has recorded just four ...

Chris Mazdzer slides for one last time

LAKE PLACID — With one final run left in his career, Olympic luge athlete Chris Mazdzer stopped and gave a quick smile to the camera on top of the Mount Van Hoevenberg track on Dec. 9. The four-time Olympian and 2018 luge silver medalist who grew up in Saranac Lake rarely shows emotion ...

Luge World Cup returns to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — While four-time U.S. luge Olympian Chris Mazdzer will cap off his long and decorated career at the FIL Luge World Cup this weekend, it will also mark the start of the season. The World Cup will be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Dec. 8 and 9 for the first time since 2019. As ...

Chris Mazdzer set to retire

LAKE PLACID — U.S. luge Olympian Chris Mazdzer spent this past Saturday 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 ...

Lake Placid to take center stage on World Ice Skating Day Dec. 3

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority recently announced that the International Skating Union has selected the Olympic Center as the main event partner for the 2023 World Ice Skating Day event to be held Sunday, Dec. 3. The factors that made Lake Placid the ...