Mar 05, 2014 — Two Adirondack villages will hold parades this month to celebrate the North Country's success at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Lake Placid will hold a parade March 16, honoring home-town silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht, and bronze medalist Erin Hamlin from Remsen. Also on hand will be two bronze-winning bobsled racers, Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton. That parade will begin at 5:30 in the evening and will conclude with fireworks over the Olympic village.
On March 26, a second parade will be held in Saranac Lake. That parade, on Broadway, will also include local Olympians and their families, as well as young athletes from downhill and cross-country ski teams. The Saranac Lake parade will kick off at 3:30 pm. In all, more than a dozen athletes from the North Country region competed in the Sochi Oympics in sports ranging from luge sled racing to Alpine Super-G. Go to full article
Remsen, NY, Feb 28, 2014 — America's first athlete to win a medal in singles luge was treated to a homecoming fit for a hero last night. Erin Hamlin's thrilling runs on the luge track in Sochi earned her the bronze.
After interviews, celebrity appearances, and photo shoots in New York City this week, Hamlin touched down at the Syracuse airport. A police escort and fire trucks guided her past miles of cheering crowds to the tiny town of Remsen in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — A tiny town on the southern tip of the Tug Hill Plateau is getting ready for an Olympic-scale celebration. Luger Erin Hamlin, who won a Bronze medal in the Sochi Olympic... Go to full article
Feb 25, 2014 — LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Parades are being planned for the Adirondack Mountain villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to honor local Olympic athletes after they return... Go to full article
Feb 25, 2014 — The Sochi winter Olympics have wrapped up, but Clarkson University researchers are already working on the 2018 Winter Games: Mechanical engineering professor Doug Bohl uses... Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have given us a dramatic couple of weeks in Russia, for the US, for our neighbors in Canada, and certainly for athletes here in the North... Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia (AP) One day after the Canadians beat the Americans in a thrilling gold medal game in women's hockey, the men from both hockey powers square off in a semifinal. Go to full article