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Winter Olympic Sports

World Cup season begins this weekend without USA Luge

IGLS, Austria — The World Cup luge season begins Thanksgiving weekend in this small, picturesque village outside Innsbruck, Austria despite the national lockdown in that country caused by the coronavirus. The start of the pre-Olympic season will take place without the United States, ...

USA Bobsled women’s team announced

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced its 10-athlete roster for the 2020-2021 women’s national team. Athletes competed in two races over the course of two days at Mount Van Hoevenberg to earn their spot on the team. The men will return to Lake Placid after ...

USA Skeleton names 2020-21 national team

LAKE PLACID — USA Skeleton on Saturday, Nov. 21 announced the 2020-2021 national team following a series of races at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track in Lake Placid. Two two-heat races were held over the last two days. Due to weather delays, all four heats were added together for points in ...

U.S. Biathlon names national team rosters

The biathlon World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland, and most names on the U.S. roster will be familiar to anyone who has followed the team in recent years. U.S. Biathlon announced this week that its International Competition Committee has named 10 athletes to compete ...

Former USA Luge President Dwight Bell elected FIL general secretary

SALZBURG, Austria — Dwight Bell was elected general secretary of the International Luge Federation on Friday, Nov. 20, at the organization’s 68th Congress held virtually in Salzburg, Austria. Bell, of Atlanta, was a former USA Luge racer who served several lengthy stints as president of ...

A November Mother’s Day for USA Luge

LAKE PLACID — At noon — an hour after USA Luge senior team members finished training on their home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg Sunday, Nov. 15 — seven of their mothers tried out the new Cliffside Coaster attraction. It was a Mother’s Day of sorts for the ”Luge ...

USA Luge sliders take season’s 1st runs at Mount Van Hoevenberg

LAKE PLACID — As snow flurries swirled around the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid Monday morning, Nov. 2, Jonny Gustafson of USA Luge officially opened the sliding season with the first run of autumn. Despite snow piling up causing a one-hour delay to the training session, ...

West captures 8th luge start title

LAKE PLACID — Two-time United States Olympian Tucker West proved for a record eighth time Monday that he is the fastest starter on the USA Luge team and at the top of the heap on the World Cup tour. West, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, won the annual Norton USA Luge Start Championship, and ...

Empire State Winter Games canceled for 2021

LAKE PLACID — The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled. In a news release on Tuesday, the games' organizers announced their decision to cancel the 41st annual event, citing uncertainty and safety concerns created by the coronavirus pandemic. The games were scheduled for ...

Meghan Duggan retires from U.S. women’s hockey team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), who was a mainstay of the U.S. Women’s National Team program for more than a decade and led the U.S. to unparalleled success on the international stage during a decorated career, announced her retirement on Tuesday, Oct. ...

USA Luge skipping early World Cup events

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge announced Monday that it will not compete in all World Cup events this winter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing athlete and staff safety in its statement, the national team will forego the first four World Cup events in Austria and Germany slated to run ...

Virus prompts USA Luge to skip first half of World Cup slate

USA Luge won’t compete in World Cup events until at least January, saying Monday that it will sit out the first four race weekends of this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americans won’t slide in the season opener at Igls, Austria, on Nov. 28 and 29, then will also sit out ...

USA Bobsled, citing pandemic, will skip some World Cup races

USA Bobsled and Skeleton is not sending sliders to Europe for at least the first half of the World Cup sliding season, part of a plan to keep its athletes and coaches as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. At a minimum, the Americans are planning to miss four World Cup ...

LP luge World Cup moved to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 that it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Luge World Cup moved from Lake Placid to Germany

Lake Placid will not play host to any major international sliding events this winter, after the International Luge Federation said Wednesday, Sept. 16 it will not hold a World Cup competition there because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The upstate New York village was ...

Bobsled and skeleton World Championships moved from Lake Placid to Germany

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns across many winter sports about the coronavirus pandemic and potential travel complications for those coming to North America. The ...

Canada won’t host luge world championships

Canada will not host the luge world championships next year, with officials announcing Wednesday that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic left them no choice but to consider another site. The biggest impediment was the 14-day quarantine that would be required of any foreign athlete entering ...

After a full field last week, USA Luge schedules second slider search in LP

LAKE PLACID — After a recruiting clinic last Sunday in Lake Placid that saw full attendance by local and visiting youngsters, USA Luge has announced another White Castle Slider Search this Sunday, Aug. 30, also in Lake Placid. This year’s schedule, featuring sleds on wheels, has started ...

Sen. Little among 5 appointees to ORDA board

LAKE PLACID — On Thursday the state Senate confirmed Sen. Betty Little as one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s five new nominees to sit on the state Olympic Regional Development Agency board. ORDA runs Lake Placid Olympic venues, such as the bobsled track and ski jumps, as well as ski centers at ...