Winter Olympic Sports

Lake Placid native Nina Lussi celebrates after winning her second national championship at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid on Sunday, Oct. 7. Due to her strong performance during the two-day Flaming Leaves Festival, Lussi was named to the first-ever women’s national nordic sport jumping team.
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Lussi selected to national team

PARK CITY, Utah — Lake Placid native Nina Lussi was among the women selected by USA Nordic as members of the first USA Nordic sports women’s ski jumping national team. After coming to an agreement with Women’s Ski Jumping USA to take over the day-to-day operations earlier this month, ...

USA men’s bobsled pilots named

Codie Bascue, Justin Olsen and Nick Cunningham are going to start the Olympic season as drivers on USA Bobsled’s men’s national team. It’s the first time in 20 seasons that Steven Holcomb — the longtime pilot of USA-1 — is not on the national team. Holcomb died unexpectedly ...

U.S. Skeleton team named

Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine and Olympic veterans John Daly and Katie Uhlaender were among the six sliders announced today as members of the U.S. World Cup skeleton team to start the season. Also picked were Greg West, who joins Antoine and Daly on the men’s side, and women’s ...

Reinbolt claims USA 3 driver’s seat

LAKE PLACID — Brittany Reinbolt teamed with Olympian Lolo Jones to secure her second USA Women’s Bobsled National Team Trials win in as many day at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday, earning her the driver’s seat of USA-3. Olympic medalists Elana Meyers Taylor of Douglasville, Georgia ...

West, Wesenberg slide to titles

CALGARY, Alberta — Greg West and Kendall Wesenberg emerged victorious Sunday on the second day of USA Skeleton National Team Trials in Calgary. The win marks West’s second in two days, while Wesenberg picked up her first of the 2017-2018 season after taking second in Saturday’s ...

Nina Lussi, of Lake Placid, celebrates her second national championship of the weekend Sunday afternoon as she crosses the finish line at the Olympic Ski Jumping complex in Lake Placid. Lussi won both the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Flaming Leaves crowns champs

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid native Nina Lussi was all smiles — of joy and relief — after winning two national championships Sunday in Lake Placid at the annual Flaming Leaves Festival. Lussi had the longest and third-longest jumps of the day off the 90-Meter jump at the Olympic ...

David Simon, the president of the Los Angeles Sports Council, speaks at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center Thursday during a visit to Lake Placid by members of the World Union of Olympic Cities, who held their meeting earlier this month in Montreal.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Third Lake Placid Olympics ‘could happen,’ other Olympic city reps say

LAKE PLACID — Elected and tourism officials here emphasize that an Olympic games in the near future isn’t a focus, but representatives from a pair of other Olympic cities, knee-deep in the hosting and bidding processes, believe this village that prides itself on the games could put on ...

Yinchun Liu, the deputy secretary general of the People's Government of Beijing, right, speaks Thursday during a visit to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center by several members of the World Union of Olympic Cities.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Asian Olympic officials learn from Lake Placid visit

LAKE PLACID — Dozens of people, be it visiting international members of the World Union of Olympic Cities or the entourages that came along with them, shared fawning praise of this village’s embodiment of its Olympic legacy Thursday. Seated in the middle, with reps from Olympic cities ...

Sliding season set to begin

LAKE PLACID — USA Bobsled & Skeleton National Team Trials are set to begin Saturday when skeleton athletes, who are currently training in Calgary, Alberta, will compete in the first of four races. Calgary will host the first two skeleton races before athletes travel back to Lake ...

Taylor takes first run at Van Ho

LAKE PLACID — Elana Meyers Taylor did not want it this way. She would have much preferred the first official training run of the U.S. bobsled season gone to the person who traditionally was first down the ice for as long as anyone on the national team could remember. Steven Holcomb had ...

Vonn will have to wait to race men

ZURICH (AP) — Lindsey Vonn’s quest to race against the men in a World Cup event remains on hold for the moment. U.S. Ski and Snowboard presented its proposal to the International Ski Federation’s Alpine executive board Tuesday, with the topic being tabled until the spring. Vonn, the ...

USA Luge moves into next phase of season

LAKE PLACID — As USA Luge concludes its first on-ice training camp of the season this week in Lillehammer, Norway, a series of three Norton Seeding Races are on tap in October at Whistler, Calgary and then Lake Placid. The final event doubles as the annual Norton National Championships. ...

Ludmila and Oleg Protopopov perform during the “Tribute to the Protopopovs” show in September 2011, on the 1980 Rink of the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. 
(Photo provided)

Skating legend remembered for her grace

The figure skating world was shocked and saddened by the passing of skating legend Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, who had been suffering from stomach cancer. According to Russian news reports, Belousova passed away Friday at age 81 in a hospital in Switzerland with her husband and long-time ...

Jamie Greubel Poser, center, poses with her family, including her adopted sister Elizabeth from South Korea.
(Photo courtesy of the Greubel family)

Greubel Poser’s Korean connection

Jamie Greubel Poser still remembers the moment South Korea was chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist was in the sports medicine room at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center. She, along with several teammates and staff members, was watching the ...

LA’s support of US Winter Games is complicated

PARK CITY, Utah — The venues are there. The city loves the Olympics. The memories of the last games it hosted are still fairly fresh and mostly positive. This is the story of Los Angeles, which will host the Summer Games in 2028. It’s also the story of Utah, which might get in the ...

Olympians have slim odds at anthem statements

PARK CITY, Utah — Should an American Olympian be at the center of attention for the playing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Pyeongchang Games next year, it would be for only one reason: He or she just won a gold medal. While NFL players have 16 or more chances to kneel, ...

The 1932 Olympic Arena portion of the Lake Placid Olympic Center is lit up in sunset colors to celebrate Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics earlier this month. (Photo provided by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority)

Chair to ORDA: ‘We’ve got to run a business’

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors didn’t mince words last week when relaying how it views the Lake Placid-based state agency’s current financial situation and the board’s desire to secure ORDA’s debt moving forward. J. Patrick ...

The 1932 Olympic Arena portion of the Lake Placid Olympic Center is lit up in sunset colors to celebrate Los Angeles being awarded the 2028 Summer Olympics earlier this month. (Photo provided by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority)

ORDA improves roof, Whiteface elevator, ski jumps

LAKE PLACID — Work on three major projects for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority has progressed this winter, as the state agency is replacing the Olympic Center roof and elevator at Whiteface Mountain and refrigerating the in-run at the Olympic Ski Jumps ...

Main Street in Lake Placid is in view without power in February during a 19-hour overnight outage that left this village without power during a busy weekend of tourism and events.
(Enterprise photo -- Antonio Olivero)

NBC concerned about electricity for Placid events

LAKE PLACID — After a pair of sustained power outages cut off electricity to this village earlier this year, concerns about the reliability of Lake Placid and the Olympic Center’s power system have been raised by a flagship broadcast television network. Ahead of NBC’s broadcast of the ...

Olympians dominate luge start championships

LAKE PLACID — USA Luge Olympians, including Tucker West, Summer Britcher and the doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, racked up victories, start ramp records and personal best times Friday night at the annual Norton USA Luge Start Championships. The races, held at the ...