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Sliding track open for season

October 18, 2016 LAKE PLACID — After a summer of combines, push championships and training, the 2016-2017 season officially commences this week with USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Trials. more »»

Sliding track opens today (update)

October 17, 2016 LAKE PLACID (AP) — The Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding track outside Lake Placid is open for the season. more »»

Local jumpers hold their own

October 11, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Three women who learned how to ski jump in Lake Placid stood atop the podium after Sunday’s 2017 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship in Lake Placid. more »»

USA dominates Lillehammer Cup

October 11, 2016 LILLEHAMMER, Norway — Four recent USA Luge Olympians, led by Sochi bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, grabbed three gold medals and two silvers on Sunday in the preseason Lillehammer Cup. more »»

Luge athletes head to San Diego Wind Tunnel

October 11, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Three members of the USA Luge national team will travel nearly 2,900 miles this week to shave a few hundredths of a second over the upcoming 2016-2017 World Cup season. more »»

Flaming Leaves burns into Placid

October 8, 2016 LAKE PLACID — National titles will be on the line Sunday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at Lake Placid’s Olympic Ski Jumping Complex on the HS100 meter hill. more »»

USA Luge slides back to the ice

October 1, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The USA Luge National Team is in high anticipation of hitting the ice for the first time this fall in Lillehammer, Norway. more »»

Alpine greats Miller, Svindal set for World Cup comebacks

October 1, 2016 ZURICH — The best guesses about Alpine ski great Bode Miller racing again on the circuit range from “no guarantee” to “no question.” Miller turns 39 on Oct. more »»

Bill passes to end tax on Olympic awards

October 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. more »»

Olsen, Weinstock take top spots

September 27, 2016 CALGARY, Alberta — The closest race thus far in the 2016 USA Bobsled National Push Championships culminated in a victory for Olympic champion Justin Olsen and last year’s national team MVP Evan... more »»

Gay to try bobsled in Calgary

September 20, 2016 Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is entered in this week’s USA Bobsled National Push Championships, making him the latest track star to give sledding a try. more »»

Douglas climbs to rollerski title

September 20, 2016 WILMINGTON — Robert Duncan Douglas and Hannah Rieders took top honors Sunday in the annual Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race organized by the New York Ski Educational Foundation. more »»

Miller sues supplier, eyes other brands

September 20, 2016 VIENNA (AP) — Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller has sued ski manufacturer Head as he wants to resume World Cup racing with a different equipment supplier. more »»

West, Britcher, Hyrns-Espinoza capture USA Luge start titles

September 17, 2016 LAKE PLACID (AP) — Tucker West took the men’s crown, Summer Britcher claimed the women’s title and the doubles team of Jake Hyrns and Anthony Espinoza also won Thursday at USA Luge’s annual indoor... more »»

Masley carried luge into next era

September 13, 2016 WILMINGTON, Delaware — Frank Masley, a three-time Olympian and the first Olympic flagbearer in USA Luge history, lost his fight against cancer Saturday at his Wilmington, Delaware home. more »»

Russia could lose biathlon ’21 worlds

September 7, 2016 VIENNA — A city in Siberia will be stripped of hosting the 2021 world biathlon championships if Russians in the sport fail doping retests of samples taken at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. more »»

Bailey, Jones push toward US team

August 30, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Ryan Bailey and Briauna Jones are one step closer to securing a spot on the USA Bobsled National Team after winning their respective preliminary push championship competitions Saturda... more »»

Catching up with Olympian Andrea Henkel-Burke

August 29, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Andrea Henkel-Burke unzips her purple and gold backpack, reaches around for a few seconds and then pulls out multi-colored beanbags. more »»

On an Olympic track

August 19, 2016 LAKE PLACID — During a week when U.S. Olympians are completing their journeys in Rio, 14 children had the chance to start what might become their own quests Thursday in this villag. more »»

Clukey announces retirement

August 10, 2016 AUGUSTA, Maine — Olympian Julia Clukey officially announced her retirement from the sport of luge Tuesday at a press conference at the Kennebec Valley YMCA in her hometown of Augusta. more »»

Jack Shea’s protest

August 5, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Across the street from Starbucks and down one of Main Street’s alleys, there is an ice house a few feet from Mirror Lake, one of the last remnants of a business once known for its prim... more »»


From Russia with Lou

Final dispatch

February 26, 2014 I couldn't stop laughing. I was sitting on the couch with my wife Sunday night, just minutes after walking in the door. more »

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