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Gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — James “Jimmy” Shea Jr., a former Lake Placid resident who won the gold medal in skeleton at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said. Shea, who now lives in Utah, made his first court appearance Monday on one ...

Big events? Yes.

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LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid’s large-scale sporting events are expected to move forward this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said during a conference call hosted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism on Thursday, March 18. The Ironman triathlon, the Lake ...

Ironman Lake Placid opens registration for volunteers

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Ironman Volunteers Facebook page announced earlier this week that registration is now open for volunteering at this year’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, July 25. “While we are at the mercy of the state and local communities, we are ...

Contest launched to design mascot for World University Games

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LAKE PLACID — A contest is on to determine the mascot for the 2023 Winter World University Games, which will be held in Lake Placid in less than two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the design competition’s launch on Tuesday. The mascot will serve as a highly visible symbol of the ...

SLP hockey teams heading into short seasons

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LAKE PLACID — The spirit was upbeat late Tuesday afternoon at the Lake Placid gymnasium. After numerous challenges, the boys on the combined Saranac Lake Placid hockey team were one day away from playing their first game. In a pandemic altered winter season that’s planned to last ...

LP boys, girls kick off hoops schedules

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The Blue Bombers varsity basketball seasons are underway. The Lake Placid girls basketball team has a win and two losses in three games played during its condensed season. The Blue Bombers kicked things off with a 45-39 road victory over Chazy on Thursday, March 11, and then suffered ...

Fundraising underway for Miracle on Ice monument

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LAKE PLACID — Fundraising is now underway for a monument to celebrate the Miracle on Ice hockey victory in 1980. The life-sized monument, designed by sculptor Rob Eccleston, would cost between $2 and $2.5 million and take three to four years to be placed in Lake Placid, according to ...

Biathlon bronze

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NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic — Susan Dunklee and Sean Doherty combined to give the United States its first medal in the single mixed relay since 2017 as the BMW IBU World Cup wrapped up two weeks of competition in Nove Mesto on Sunday, March 14. Dunklee was part of the previous podium ...

Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp postponed until 2022

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LAKE PLACID — The sixth Miracle on Ice Fantasy Camp was recently postponed for the third time in the past year, according to officials at the state Olympic Regional Development Authority. “In light of the COVID pandemic, the camp is so social in nature, we weren’t in a position to ...

Ironman may inspire Lake Placid Marathon restrictions

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LAKE PLACID — For now, two major races are still on the calendar in this village for 2021, the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon on July 25 and the Lake Placid Marathon and Half on Sept. 12. The same race director for both events says if state health officials allow Ironman to be held here, he ...

A fun introduction to Olympic sports

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LAKE PLACID — As the “Winter Sports Capital of the World,” Lake Placid has offered generations of locals the chance to experience outdoor activities like skiing, skating and sliding. Many people who have been afforded those opportunities growing up here have gone on to become ...

Lake Placid will miss you, Pav

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LAKE PLACID — There will always be a home for No. 16 — Mark Pavelich — in New York’s Olympic village, as his number from the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will eventually get retired at the Olympic Center’s Herb Brooks Arena. “Pav,” as his teammates called him, died Thursday, ...

Caldwell, Lillis capture silver in aerials worlds

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ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN — Wednesday at the FIS World Freestyle Championships marked a significant outing for the United States men’s and women’s aerials team. Both Chris Lillis and Ashley Caldwell gave the competition everything they had and ended the day with two silver medals for the ...

Diggins claims historic World Cup title for U.S.

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With the cancellation of the FIS Cross-Country Ski World Cup finale, this coming weekend’s final event will now be something of a victory lap for overall World Cup champion Jessie Diggins of the United States. Diggins has officially clinched the historic title, just the second for an ...

One last lap

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LAKE PLACID — On Sunday, Feb. 28, more than 30 speed skaters glided around the Olympic Oval, enjoying their last session on the historic track before it was closed for major the following day. The facility was built in 1930 as an unrefrigerated track and as the Olympic stadium for Lakie ...

CAN/AM pond hockey tourney brings 22 teams to Placid

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LAKE PLACID — Another CAN/AM Hockey tournament, albeit a strange one, is in the books. The CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament was hosted in Lake Placid from Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28. The event was rescheduled from its original early February date after a tractor prepping the ice for ...

LP basketball, hockey gearing up for a season

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LAKE PLACID — Basketball and hockey seasons that looked like they may not happen now appear to be drawing nearer for the high school teams at Lake Placid. The Blue Bombers boys and girls basketball teams are scheduled to begin practicing on Monday. So are the ice hockey squads, which ...

Van Hoevenberg hosts state Nordic championships

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LAKE PLACID — The brand-new Nordic center at Mount Van Hoevenberg hosted its biggest event to date as the New York State Ski Racing Association held two races over the weekend for athletes ranging in age from under-14 and up. The races drew some of New York state’s top cross country ...

Lake Placid Central OKs varsity basketball, hockey

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LAKE PLACID — Members of the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 16 approved a shortened season of two “higher-risk” sports — girls and boys varsity hockey and basketball — during a regular board meeting. The decision came after the Essex County Health ...

Winners announced for USA Luge’s Running of the Balls

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LAKE PLACID — In its final race of the season, USA Luge shattered a team record. The organization announced Monday, Feb. 22 that the sixth annual Duluth Trading Company Running of the Balls fundraiser doubled its previous best effort. The sale of 1,800 balls plus sponsor donations, ...