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Weibrecht places 20th in Lake Louise

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht was the top American super-G men's finisher Sunday at the World Cup event in Lake Louise.Weibrecht, a two-time Olympic medalist, placed 20th with a time of 1 minute, 32.33 seconds. Teammate Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley, California, was ...

Tearing it up

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Lake Placid native Jake Doan has been making a big name for himself in the freestyle ski world over the past few years. Just last month, he joined with Saga Outerwear and had a featured segment in the recent "4 bi 9 Media" film "Burn."Northwood School teacher/freestyle team coach Ross Perrot ...

Oval prepares for winter skating season

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LAKE PLACID - For the first time in more than 20 years, the Olympic Speedskating Oval opened for the season before Thanksgiving.On Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22, speedskaters, figure skaters and hockey players were happily taking laps on the oval, which hostrf speedskating and public ...

Demong bites into Big Apple

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Not many people's first stab at a running a marathon is the New York City Marathon and then finish in the top .001 percent, but Nordic Combined Olympian and Vermontville native Bill Demong did just that a couple weeks ago.The 2014 NYC Marathon was the largest in history with more than 50,000 ...

On top of the world

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LAKE PLACID - Village of Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism President Jim McKenna recently spent several days in Europe attending the annual World Union of Olympic Cities meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Olympic capital of the world.Lausanne is the ...

IOC opens door to joint bids

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Summer Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids - including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one ...

Indian slider teams with Kennedy

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LAKE PLACID - Thoughts of India may not bring to mind winter sports like luge. However, that won't be the case for long if Shiva Keshavan has anything to do with it. Keshavan has joined forces with former U.S. luge coach and technical director Duncan Kennedy, and they are taking his game to the ...

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids - including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one ...

Lake Placid ski legend

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LAKE PLACID - Don't think of Jim Shea Sr. as the only Shea in three generations not to win an Olympic medal. Think of him as a Pioneer.It's true that his father, Jack Shea, won two gold medals in speedskating at the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid and that his son, Jim "Jimmy" Shea ...

Is a marathon up Whiteface in our future?

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Hundreds of runners could take on a steep-pitched marathon up, down and around Whiteface Mountain this summer if state officials approve.The marathon does not have an official name yet, but it's loosely being called the "Whiteface SkyRun" or the "Whiteface Sky Marathon." A "sky run" is an ...

Rail trail public meetings end in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID - The public has spoken, and it is divided.On Friday, Nov. 7, in the final of four public comment sessions the state departments of environmental conservation and transportation held in order to receive public feedback on amending the 1996 UMP for the Remsen to Lake Placid corridor, ...

Lake Placid hangs tough in regional final

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SARANAC - The Lake Placid volleyball team fought until the end Saturday against Chateaugay in a Class D regional championship game at Saranac Central.After dropping the first game 25-13, the Blue Bombers just missed winning game two, then came through with a win in the third game. Chateaugay ...

Blue Bombers invasion

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CANTON - The Lake Placid cross country program was out in full force Saturday at the NYSPHSAA cross country meet on the campus of SUNY Canton.Competing as a team for the first time in school history at the state meet, the Blue Bombers boys made their presence known with a fifth-place overall ...

NYSEF gets kids physical year-round

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LAKE PLACID - Mountain sports become a way of life for some.Mark "Speedy" Archer has been a skier his entire life, and now he teaches others how to ski through the New York Ski Educational Foundation."When I was just 6 years old, my coach was 87," Archer said. "That inspired me to have a ...

Selection races continue in Utah

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The United States bobsled and skeleton selection races continue this week on the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah before the national team is announced on Sunday.Women's bobsledders Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser, a Lake Placid resident from Newtown, Pennsylvania, are a lock ...

Bombers soccer loses in shootout

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OGDENSBURG - Lake Placid's boys soccer season came to an end Tuesday night against Potsdam in a NYSPHSAA Class C tournament game.Neither team had scored as the match went into two overtime periods that also failed to produce a goal. Finally, the Sandstoners were able to one-up the Blue Bombers ...

Spikers repeat the feat

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SARANAC - The Lake Placid volleyball team went years without winning a Section VII title before capturing last year's crown with a win over perennial champion Northern Adirondack.That pattern has shifted in favor of the Blue Bombers.Lake Placid won its second sectional Class D title in a row on ...

Bombers boys race into history

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ELIZABETHTOWN - Lake Placid cross country teams have a lot to be happy about.After an unsteady start to the season that included two forfeited meets, the Blue Bombers boys seized a Class D victory over Ticonderoga, Seton and Moriah at Friday's state qualifier meet in Elizabethtown. It was the ...