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Winter Olympic Sports

Forgan/Kirkby earn a bronze in groundbreaking event

In a long-needed step towards gender equity, the sport of luge hosted the Women’s Doubles World Championship for the first time, with the United States duo of Chevonne Forgan and Sophia Kirkby taking bronze on Sunday, Jan. 30 in Winterberg, Germany. “It was super exciting to be on ...

Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer fired up for Beijing

SARANAC LAKE — Chris Mazdzer says the Olympics feel a little weird this time around. No kidding. After the former Saranac Laker won silver four years ago in South Korea — the first non-European male to win an Olympic medal in singles luge — he decided to raise the degree of difficulty. ...

Meyers Taylor tests positive for COVID

World Cup champion Elana Meyers Taylor’s quest to add to her Olympic medal total at the Beijing Games is in jeopardy after the veteran U.S. women’s bobsled pilot revealed Tuesday, Feb. 1 she has tested positive for COVID-19. USA Bobsled and Skeleton remains hopeful that Meyers Taylor ...

Luge moms ready for cowbells at watch parties

LAKE PLACID — The Winter Olympics kick off Friday, Feb. 4, and the #lugemoms are switching their schedules to Beijing time. Even though USA Luge athletes such as Emily Sweeney, Chris Mazdzer and Jonny Gustafson will slide through their luge competitions next week without the sound of ...

Gustafson gets ready for first Olympics

LAKE PLACID — Jonny Gustafson isn’t new to luge, but he is new to the Olympics. The Massena native, who now lives in Lake Placid full time, has competed in four Luge World Championships but has yet to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. That will all change this weekend when ...

Sweeney an Olympic medal contender

SARANAC LAKE — Emily Sweeney is focused on staying focused. The Lake Placid resident, Army soldier and Olympic luge racer is considered a contender for a medal in Beijing, and she doesn’t want anything to throw her off track. Catching COVID-19 could derail her, so she’s fastidious ...