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Sochi spots on the line in Park City

December 24, 2013 Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong of Vermontville will be among the athletes competing for automatic nominations to February’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia this weekend in the 2014 Olympic Trials. more »»

Loving sports that puzzle others

December 23, 2013 For most Americans, biathlon, luge and bobsled are just plain weird. And if you mention nordic combined or skeleton in casual conversation, you’ll probably have some explaining to d. more »»

Another trip for the black backpack

December 23, 2013 The tales of the black backpack start in 1998. The president of the U.S. is fighting a sex scandal. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison. more »»

The Olympic trail starts here

December 21, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — If local kids want to follow in the footsteps of their Olympic heroes, the signs at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center will show them the way. more »»

Annelies Cook makes Olympic biathlon team

December 20, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Another local Olympic hopeful is now an Olympic definite — Annelies Cook, a 29-year-old biathlete from Saranac Lake. more »»

Demong wins two for the team

December 20, 2013 SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah — Mission accomplished. Vermontville native and Olympic champion Billy Demong has earned his U.S. more »»

Figure skating champ, Olympic delegate Brian Boitano says he’s gay

December 20, 2013 Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow. more »»

Saranac Lake biathlete Annelies Cook makes Olympic team

December 19, 2013 Another local Olympic hopeful is now an Olympic definite — Annelies Cook, a 29-year-old biathlete from Saranac Lake. As Cook skied with children this morning at Lake Placid Elementary School, U.S. more »»

Mazdzer wins another World Cup silver medal

December 17, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — When Chris Mazdzer arrived home here Monday night for the holiday break, his luggage was a little heavier than usual. more »»

The stifling of Sochi Olympic critics

December 17, 2013 SOCHI, Russia — They are fearless, stubborn and increasingly under siege. more »»

Holcomb runs bobsled golden streak to seven

December 16, 2013 LAKE PLACID — Steve Holcomb capped off a successful World Cup weekend for United States bobsled and skeleton athletes in Lake Placid, driving to the four-man title Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. more »»

Slide guide

December 14, 2013 LAKE PLACID — If Tuffy Latour sees the kind of success guiding the U.. more »»

Antoine caps U.S. medal sweep

December 13, 2013 LAKE PLACID — Before Friday, Matt Antoine of the United States had won three bronze medals during his five years of racing on the World Cup skeleton circuit. more »»

Uhlaender racing against time

December 13, 2013 LAKE PLACID — This was supposed to be Katie Uhlaender’s season of Olympic redemption. And it still might end up that wa. more »»

Holcomb, Langton roll to 2-man bobsled win in Lake Placid

December 13, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The scene has played out the same way in five races this season. Steven Holcomb emerges from his sled, removes his helmet and laments whatever mistakes he's made. more »»

Cook anchors U.S. biathlon relay to eighth

December 13, 2013 ANNECY-LE GRAND BORNAND, France — Annelies Cook of Saranac Lake joined Susan Dunklee, Sara Studebaker and Hannah Dreissigacker to capture eighth place in the 24-kilometer World Cup biathlon race... more »»

Sochi organizers have alternate plan for snow

December 13, 2013 MOSCOW (AP) — Sochi will have enough snow for the Winter Olympics in February, Russia’s chief weather forecaster vowed toda. more »»

Bailey, Burke help U.S. place 8th in biathlon relay

December 13, 2013 Lowell Bailey of Lake Placid and Tim Burke of Paul Smiths joined with Jeremy Teela and Leif Nordgren on Friday to take eighth place for the United States in the World Cup biathlon relay race in... more »»

World Cup sliders hit the Van Ho ice

December 12, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The bobs are back, and so are the skeleton. more »»

Last call for Olympic luge hopefuls in Utah

December 12, 2013 PARK CITY, Utah — Four luge World Cups completed with one more remaining before the holidays. At different points shortly thereafter, all nations will decide their Olympic rosters for Sochi, Russi. more »»



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