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Winter Olympic Sports

Back in the saddle again

LAKE PLACID — After two days of competition, Spanish bobsledder Israel Blanco took home the gold medal — with a time of 2:03.30 — in the race on Sunday, Nov. 20 during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s Para Sport World Cup at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Silver and ...

US Biathlon athletes elect new board rep, Athlete Advisory Council

NEW GLOUCESTER, MAINE — Athletes of US Biathlon have elected one new board representative and their own Athlete Advisory Council to serve starting in January, according to a Nov. 18 press release. As stipulated in the US Biathlon bylaws, athletes who have competed in the World ...

Lake Placid awarded 2026 IBU Cup

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority announced on Nov. 11 that Lake Placid was awarded the International Biathlon Union Cup for 2026. The new IBU Executive Board met in Salzburg this past week, and the full calendar for the IBU Cup was confirmed for the seasons ...

Team USA women going for record ‘triple’ in doubles luge

LAKE PLACID — The United States is making history by becoming the first country to send three women’s doubles luge teams to the Luge World Cup 2022/2023. Team USA, which now includes two Olympians, is throwing the spotlight on women’s doubles luge, which is set to make its Olympic ...

Britcher, Sweeney to race in women’s doubles luge

LAKE PLACID — During a virtual press conference on Nov. 7, USA Luge singles athletes Summer Britcher, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Emily Sweeney, of Lake Placid, announced that they will join forces in doubles luge. Britcher is a three-time Olympian and has five World Cup career ...

Four athletes named to USA Para Bobsled National Team

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled/Skeleton announced on Oct. 26 the four athletes named to the 2022-2023 USA Para Bobsled National Team. The athletes that were selected to compete on the Para Sport World Cup tour are, Bob Balk, of Moravia, Guillermo Castillo, of Orlando, Florida, Steven ...