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Beyond the podium

After learning to ski at NCS, Ethiopian Olympian becomes ambassador of the sport

February 26, 2010
By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Sports Writer

LAKE PLACID - The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games and the aura it created in this region inspired a whole generation of U.S. Olympic athletes from the Adirondacks, including gold-medalist Billy Demong of Vermontville and biathlete Tim Burke. But it also helped inspire Ethiopia's first Winter Olympian - cross-country skier Robel Teklemariam.



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