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Bombers Nordic ski teams sweep races

SARANAC LAKE — With heavy snow falling and the night lights on at the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, it was a solid night of racing for all of the local varsity Nordic ski teams on Jan. 24. But for the Lake Placid boys and girls varsity Nordic ski teams esepcially, it was an even ...

Japan, Korea continue speedskating winning streaks at Games

LAKE PLACID — In the 10 long track speedskating races held during the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, 10 track records were broken, including the 40.90 500-meter track record set by five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair in 1987 and Eric Heiden’s 5,000-meter ...

Korea wins big in short-track speedskating

LAKE PLACID — Korean skaters won most short-track speedskating events during the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games from Jan. 19 to 21 in the 1932 Jack Shea Arena, adding six medals on the first day alone with clean sweeps of the podium in both the women’s and men’s ...

Humphries continues bobsled success

ALTENBERG, Germany — Top U.S. bobsledder Kaillie Humphries took home World Cup gold in women’s monobob for the second weekend in a row on the Altenberg track. This time, she also won gold in the two-woman event with brakeman Kaysha Love. Humphries’ winning times this weekend was ...

Malacinski wins 4th medal for US

LAKE PLACID — If Niklas Malacinski hadn’t already put the Nordic combined world on notice, he definitely did it at the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games. Malacinski, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, won his fourth medal of the FISU Winter World University Games — a ...

Vermont biathlete clinches second FISU gold for US

LAKE PLACID — If someone were to describe Bjorn Westervelt’s performance in the men’s 12.5K biathlon pursuit race on Thursday, Jan. 19, they would probably say “clutch.” After winning the first-ever FISU Winter World University Games medal in biathlon by a men’s U.S. athlete ...