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Media giant Advance buys Ironman Group for $730M

LAKE PLACID — The Ironman Lake Placid triathlon has a new owner, an American media company. Held every summer since 1999, the Lake Placid race is the longest running Ironman 140.6-mile distance event in North America, outside of the World Championships in Hawaii. Lake Placid also added a ...

ORDA sorts out non-essential construction details

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is currently looking into how the governor’s shutdown of all non-essential construction will affect its venue upgrades. “We are looking at that right now, and we’ll know exactly what that implication is,” said Scott ...

Schulz brothers ski into top-20

Many elite-level student-athletes at colleges across the United States didn’t get the opportunity to participate in national championship events at the end of their winter sports seasons this year. Lake Placid brothers Karl and Scott Schulz were fortunate enough to compete in one race this ...

Tokyo Summer Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they ...

PSC, US Biathlon new partners

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College is set to build a new biathlon facility and shooting range as it starts a partnership with the U.S. Biathlon Association, the Olympic sport’s national governing body. The announcement came at a press conference at the college Thursday, March 12. In ...

ECAC, CAN/AM hockey tournaments canceled out of coronavirus concern

LAKE PLACID — Two huge hockey tournaments in Lake Placid — the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s final four and the CAN/AM Challenge Cup for younger players — have been canceled as concerns continue over the spread of the novel coronavirus. The CAN/AM hockey tournament was ...

Queensbury ends SLP hockey season

PLATTSBURGH — A historic run for the Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team came to a painful end Saturday, March 7 at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Stafford Arena in a 6-4 loss to Queensbury in the regional championship game. Competing in its first season as a combined team, SLP went undefeated in ...

LP speed skating season wraps up at oval

LAKE PLACID — When thinking of speed skating, one often pictures pairs of skaters in aerodynamic skin suits flying around a 400-meter long track, racing against the clock, or careening around a hockey rink jockeying for position as in short track. But there is another lesser-known ...

NYSEF skiers compete at junior nationals

A contingent of New York Ski Education Foundation nordic skiers are competing this week at the USSS Cross Country located near Truckee, California. More than 400 of the top young nordic skiers in the United States ranging in age from under 20 to under 16 are participating in the races that ...

Kirkby, Greiner, Kellogg and Segger triumph at junior nationals

LAKE PLACID — The two-day Norton USA Luge Junior National Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg concluded Sunday, March 8 exactly the way they began on Saturday, with singles athletes Sophie Kirkby and Matt Greiner, and the doubles team of Dana Kellogg/Duncan Segger, racing away with their ...

Babington honored with Kate Nash Boone award

LAKE PLACID — Over the years, Irish Olympic veteran, Kevin Babington has been one of the most successful and most popular riders at the Lake Placid Horse Shows. Babington has competed at Lake Placid for many years and has achieved many wins. Riding Mark Q, he was victorious in the $100,000 ...

SLP captures Section VII hockey crown

PLATTSBURGH — A big-time high school hockey rivalry that stretched back decades ended when teams from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid combined forces for the first time this season. Now, that team has started a new chapter in history, and so far, things couldn’t have turned out any ...

Fitzgerald takes title in “Heiden-esque” fashion

LAKE PLACID — In a performance that was described by many as "Heiden-esque," Tommy Fitzgerald of the United States defended his title in the second-annual Heiden Challenge, while Rachel Mallard of Canada won the ladies title for the first time. The Heiden Challenge took place in Lake ...

Britcher finishes 4th in WC finale

KOENIGSSEE, Germany — On the next to last day of the Viessmann World Cup luge season Saturday, Feb. 29, Summer Britcher of the United States finished fourth in Koenigssee, missing a bronze medal by just 0.013 of a second. The Glen Rock, Pennsylvania Olympian finished fifth in the final ...

Norfolk, Hollister ski to state titles

Rowen Norfolk of the Northwood School and New York Ski Educational Foundation athlete Karleigh Hollister were named New York State Under-16 champions after alpine racing held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hunt Hollow and Bristol Mountian, which are both ski areas near Canadaigua. Norfolk ...

Jansen inspires Lake Placid crowd

LAKE PLACID — There are only a few speedskaters who have commanded the public’s imagination in the last 50 years. There is Apolo Anton Ohno, a short track skater known not only for his eight Olympic medals in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympic Games, but for winning the reality TV dancing ...

SLP gains playoff momentum

PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake Placid boys hockey team is heading into the playoffs in exactly the manner it was hoping for. On Thursday, Feb. 20, SLP wrapped up the regular season on a high note, skating past Beekmantown 4-2 to finish unbeaten in Section VII play with a 7-0-1 mark. The ...

Humphries wins 3rd world title

Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. is a bobsled champion again, winning her third world title Saturday, Feb. 22 to put an emphatic cap on her comeback season. Humphries teamed with Lauren Gibbs to finish four runs over two days in Altenberg, Germany with a time of 3 minutes, 45.49 seconds. ...

Eruzione says he didn’t know being at Trump rally would divide fans

The rally appearance, the red “Keep America Great” hats — none of it was planned, according to Mike Eruzione. On Friday, Feb. 21, members of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team who stunned the world with a win over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake ...

US pulls out of luge World Cup

USA Luge pulled its team out of the World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, adding to a chorus of athletes from many nations protesting what they were calling unsafe ice conditions. Austria also withdrew its team from the events Feb. 21-23, and even several sliders from Germany said ...