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Winter Olympic Sports

The offseason life of a USA Luge athlete

LAKE PLACID — It would be strange to see some of your favorite Olympians waiting on you at a restaurant, but in Lake Placid that could happen. It’s been nearly five months since the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China and for the many USA Luge athletes living in Lake Placid or the ...

Sharing the Olympic dream

LAKE PLACID — More than a dozen Olympians and potential Olympic-level athletes were in attendance for Olympic and Paralympic Day at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid on Thursday, June 23. Olympic and Paralympic Day, a day to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, started ...

Salt Lake City Winter Olympics bid more likely for 2034

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Recent meetings with the IOC have led U.S. officials to believe all signs point toward Salt Lake City bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics, though they say Utah’s capital will be ready if asked to host the 2030 Games, too. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic ...

USA Bobsled/Skeleton announces athlete awards

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton recently announced that Nicole Brungardt, of Norfolk, Nebraska, Emily Renna, of Fairport, Kyle Wilcox, of Tampa, Florida, and Codie Bascue, of Whitehall, were named the athlete award recipients for the 2021-2022 season. The award recipients were ...

Winter Olympics may not include Nordic combined for 1st time

Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up. It is the only Olympic sport without women and the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision later this month ...

A call to action for women’s Nordic combined

On June 24, the International Olympic Committee will decide on whether or not to admit women’s Nordic combined into the Winter Olympics. Nordic combined is the only sport in the Winter Olympics in which women do not currently compete. There has been a heavy push from competitors, ...