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Winter Olympic Sports

USA Luge names Olympic team nominations

LAKE PLACID — The wait is over for Chris Mazdzer. The 2018 Pyeongchang silver medalist will get his fourth Olympic nomination after the International Luge Federation confirmed Monday, Jan. 10 that USA Luge would receive three starters in the Beijing men’s singles Olympic field. A total of ...

Mazdzer-Terdiman sled crashes, Olympic luge hopes slip away

Olympic veterans Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman crashed out of a World Cup qualifying race on Friday, ending their hopes of being the doubles sled that represents USA Luge at next month’s Beijing Games. That spot will now go to either Zach Di Gregorio and Sean Hollander, or Dana Kellogg ...

USA Luge plans another Running of the Balls benefit

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge has announced the seventh Duluth Trading Company USA Luge Running of the Balls fundraiser, a fun and exciting initiative to help support the team’s athletes and programs. The event will air on the organization’s website (www.usaluge.org) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, ...

Meyers Taylor claims World Cup bobsled victory

SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor of the U.S. got her first World Cup women’s bobsled win in nearly three years on Sunday, Jan. 2, her 19th career victory on the circuit. She teamed with Lake Kwaza to finish two runs in 1 minute, 41.88 seconds. The British sled driven by Mica ...

Relay bronze for U.S. lugers, Britcher gets Olympic nod

U.S. luge racers were pumping their fists on the podium Sunday, Jan. 2, in Winterberg, Germany. They had just taken third place in the team relay, behind Latvia and Austria, and defeated the mighty Germans on their home track. One of the four teammates, Summer Britcher of Pennsylvania ...

PSC’s Aidan Ripp continues Nordic combined journey

LAKE PLACID — Not that many people get the chance to compete for an Olympic roster spot, but Aidan Ripp earned that chance. Ripp, a sophomore at Paul Smith’s College, competed at the U.S. Nordic combined Olympic Team Trials in Lake Placid on Dec. 24. In a sport that combines ski jumping ...