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Winter Olympic Sports

Ninth Running of the Balls set for early April

LAKE PLACID — The ninth USA Luge Running of the Balls is set for April 6, where more than 1,000 lacrosse balls will race down the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding track to support USA Luge athletes and programs. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Olympic luge silver medalist Gordy Sheer, ...

Saranac Laker tries skeleton at 83

SARANAC LAKE — At 83-years old, Donna Haig of Saranac Lake raced head-first on a skeleton sled down the Mount Van Hoevenberg track Friday, Feb. 23. Haig is now the oldest person to go down the Mount Van Hoevenberg track on a skeleton sled, according to state Olympic Regional ...

USA Luge earns five top 10 spots in the Oberhof World Cup

OBERHOF, Germany — The United States relay squad of Emily Sweeney, the men’s doubles team of Zack DiGregorio and Sean Hollander, Tucker West and the women’s doubles team of Maya Chan and Reanynn Weiler placed fifth in the team relay event at the FIL Luge World Cup on Feb. 11. In the ...

Ski jumping World Cup returns

LAKE PLACID — While thousands of Poles descended on to the Olympic Jumping Complex this past weekend for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, Austria’s Stefan Kraft stole the show. Kraft, the current World Cup points leader, earned back a pair of wins in the super team competition on ...

Welcome, world! We’re ready for ski jumping

LAKE PLACID — For the second year in a row, the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is set to return to the Olympic Jumping Complex this weekend. Last year’s event, which marked the first time this village hosted a World Cup ski jumping event since 1990, had a total spectator attendance for the ...

In the eyes of Olympians

LAKE PLACID — During the centennial of the first Olympic Winter Games — held from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 1924, at Chamonix, France — some local Olympians reflected this week on their Olympic experiences and Lake Placid’s past, current and future roles in the Olympic ...