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Winter Olympic Sports

Bobsled, skeleton World Cup season wraps up in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The IBSF World Cup season concluded on home ice this week with three days of competition this past weekend. In the two-man bobsled event on March 22, Team USA’s Frank Del Duca and Manteo Mitchell placed fifth in a two-run time of 1 minute, 50.96 seconds. Teammates Kris ...

Welcome, world, we’re ready for bobsled and skeleton

LAKE PLACID — The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup season will conclude this weekend with the eight World Cup races at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. The three-day competition, which starts on March 21 in Lake Placid, is the final ...

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 ...