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Lake Placid to host Olympic team trials for Nordic combined, ski jumping

Jack Lawrence ski jumps at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid in January 2020. (News photo — Lou Reuter)

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid got an early Christmas present on Thursday.

The trials for the 2022 U.S. Olympic team for Nordic combined and ski jumping are coming to the Olympic Jumping Complex on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, USA Nordic and the state Olympic Regional Development Authority announced Thursday. The trials, previously held in Park City, Utah, will bring the country’s top athletes to Lake Placid to compete for a spot on Team USA.

The upcoming arrival of the Olympic team trials here was announced by Olympic gold medalist and USA Nordic CEO Billy Demong and Michael Pratt, CEO of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which manages Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, at a press conference at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.

“This is the beginning of a new era for our sports in this community,” Demong said.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as it becomes available.