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Winter Olympic Sports

USA Luge shows off facility for Olympic Day

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge and International Luge Federation (FIL) officials made two significant announcements Thursday, June 24, as part of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s day-long tour of local facilities where athletes train for the Olympics. With the goal of ...

Lake Placid to host 2022 U.S. Biathlon National Championships

LAKE PLACID — The massively overhauled Mount Van Hoevenberg venue outside Lake Placid will host the U.S. Biathlon National Championships on March 23-27, 2022. It’s the first time since 1996 these championships have been held in Lake Placid. While the news had been discussed for months, ...

North Elba seeks candidates for ORDA board

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba is looking for people who might be interested in serving on the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Board of Directors. The North Elba Town Council voted last month to recommend that Art Lussi — a current board member whose family ...

Tomasevicz joins USABS as Director of Sports Performance

LAKE PLACID — On Friday, May 21, USA Bobsled/ Skeleton (USABS) announced that bobsled alumni and two-time Olympic medalist Curt Tomasevicz has been hired as the Director of Sports Performance, and his position will begin immediately.  “I’m extremely excited to be working with USABS ...

Eight furry finalists for World University Games mascot

Eight finalists in the 2023 Winter World University Games mascot design contest were revealed Friday. Included in the lineup is one entry from the Tri-Lakes area: Believer Beaver by Saranac Lake artist Scott Rohe. Locals may remember Rohe for his Winter Carnival-inspired paintings and his ...

When can Van Ho host biathlon, ski World Cups?

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid organizers want to bring the world’s best Nordic skiers and biathletes back to Mount Van Hoevenberg now that New York state has invested $80 million upgrading the 1980 Winter Olympic venue to what is expected to be World Cup caliber. The hope in U.S. and ...