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Winter Olympic Sports

ORDA adds luger Jayson Terdiman to sponsor athlete lineup

LAKE PLACID - U.S. luger Jayson Terdiman is joining his doubles partner - Chris Mazdzer - as a new face of this village as the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has signed him up as a sponsor athlete.Mazdzer has been in the sponsor athlete program for multiple years, meaning he gets ...

Lake Placid ready for more World Cup bobsled, skeleton

LAKE PLACID - It's round two of sliding in Lake Placid this weekend as the second set of World Cup bobsled and skeleton races take place at the Olympic Sports Complex.The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation's season-opener was originally slated to take place two weeks ago in Park ...

Humphries golden in American debut

LAKE PLACID - Kaillie Humphries proved that she can win at any track, in any sled, and for any country in her return to women's bobsled competition this weekend in Lake Placid after taking a year off.Humphries, a Carlsbad, California resident who won the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold medals for ...

Welcome, world: We’re ready for bobsled and skeleton

LAKE PLACID - The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will host its first of two International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation Bobsled World Cup events this weekend at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg.The World Cup - with competition slated for Saturday and ...

U.S. Luge collects five medals on home ice

LAKE PLACID - The cold air that moved into the Adirondacks over the weekend made for fast ice at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track for the Viessmann Luge World Cup Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Track records were set, the U.S. luge team walked away with five medals, and the U.S. doubles sled ...

USA Luge’s coming home party

LAKE PLACID - Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher gave the United States National Luge Team its first medal of the season at the first World Cup in Innsbruck/Igls, Austria this past weekend, and the team is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week on their home track training for World Cup ...

Luge season ready for liftoff

LAKE PLACID - Nearly nine months has elapsed since the last Viessmann World Cup luge race was held. Fast forward to the new 2019-2020 season, and the tour finds itself reconnecting on the familiar ice of Igls, Austria where the campaign gets underway Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24.Close ...

UP CLOSE: Wylie returns to town

LAKE PLACID - The first time figure skater Paul Wylie set foot in Lake Placid, he was at the cusp of becoming a teenager and already well into his athletic career. Little did he know he would eventually live here and work for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority.It was 1976, and ...

Lake Placid to host two IBSF World Cup races

LAKE PLACID - The state Olympic Regional Development Authority will be hosting the first two International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Cups this year at Mount Van Hoevenberg, instead of only one as previously planned.The season-opening BMW IBSF Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup ...

Gustafson breaks through for title

LAKE PLACID - Summer Britcher successfully defended her Norton USA Luge National Championship on Saturday morning in Lake Placid, while Jonny Gustafson, part of the next wave of young U.S. luge racers, grabbed his first Norton crown.Over three-quarters of a mile, Britcher, of Glen Rock, ...

USA Skeleton announces Cup squads for upcoming season

LAKE PLACID - The World Cup and Intercontinental Cup squads for the 2019-2020 season were announced Sunday following a series of four USA Skeleton National Team Trials races in Lake Placid. Athletes accumulated points over the last two weeks in the race series to earn their positions on the ...

Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf talks climate change at APA meeting

RAY BROOK - Olympic biathlete Maddie Phaneuf, who lives in Lake Placid, spoke to the state Adirondack Park Agency board on Friday, Oct. 11 with a sports-related message about climate change.Phaneuf was a member of the 2018 Winter Olympic biathlon team, but developed strep throat and the flu and ...

Sliding track off to fast start

LAKE PLACID - While big machines and trucks moved earth, stone and building material below working on the project that's totally transforming the Olympic Sports Complex, members of the United States Luge team were higher up on Mount Van Hoevenberg Tuesday morning, trying out the ice for the ...

USA Luge collects 2 golds, 1 silver

LILLEHAMMER, Norway - Five days into its first preseason camp of the fall, USA Luge athletes donned their race faces on Saturday, and dominated the annual Lillehammer Cup exhibition event on the 1994 Olympic course.The doubles team of 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer, of Saranac Lake, ...

USA Luge prepares for Running of the Balls fundraiser

LAKE PLACID - The fifth annual USA Luge Running of the Balls fundraiser, sponsored by Duluth Trading Company, will take place Saturday, Nov. 30 after the conclusion of the World Cup luge event at the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sliding Complex.Proceeds from the event help support the team's ...

Waiting in limbo

LAKE PLACID - A two-time Olympic gold medalist is currently waiting in limbo, hoping to return to a sport where she is one of the best in the world.It's hard to imagine women's Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries, who has arguably been the face of Canadian bobsledding for years, competing for ...

Meyers Taylor wins title before taking season off

LAKE PLACID - Elana Meyers Taylor, the most decorated female member of the United States bobsled team, entered the season on a winning note when she claimed a title Thursday, Sept. 19 during the 2019 USA Bobsled Push Championships at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.It was the first ...

Bobsled push championships launch season

LAKE PLACID - The 2019 USA Bobsled Push Championships will kick off the competitive season on the wheeled push track in Lake Placid on Thursday. Competing in push championships is required for returning bobsled athletes who are vying for a spot on the 2019-2020 USA Bobsled National Team."We're ...

Top bobsledder Kaillie Humphries wants to race for US instead of Canada

Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic bobsled gold medalist for Canada and one of the top drivers in her sport's history, is planning to race for the U.S. this coming season and beyond - including at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.Humphries has been seeking her release from Canada for several weeks, ...