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The 2010 Winter Olympic Games will get under way in Vancouver BC with the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron on February 12.

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Lake Placid photographer Nancie Battaglia is now at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. She's there shooting for Sports Illustrated and other magazines, and for North Country Public Radio. Check out an ongoing slideshow of her photos of North Country Olympians and their families and fans. Olympic slideshow

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Apr 14, 2014 — Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.
Apr 8, 2014 — In the second day of testimony from Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympic runner broke down in sobs on the witness stand. David Smith of The Guardian was in the courtroom, and he details the testimony.
Mar 18, 2014 — Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.
Feb 28, 2014 — The small town of Remsen held an Olympic-sized party for the first U.S. woman to medal in luge. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports that Erin Hamlin was welcomed home with a parade.
Feb 23, 2014 — The last big games of the Olympics, including the gold medal hockey game and four-man bobsled, concluded Sunday. After the closing ceremony, thousands headed for Sochi's tiny airport. NPR's Robert Smith provides a roundup of highlights.
 

Team USA hopefuls from NY & VT

Ethan Albrecht-Carrie North Tonowanda, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Lowell Bailey Lake Placid, New York
US Biathlon
Dustin Brown New York
USA Hockey
Tim Burke Paul Smiths, New York
US Biathlon
Ryan Callahan Rochester, New York
USA Hockey
Annelies Cook Lake Placid, New York
US Biathlon
John Daly Smithtown, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Bill Demong Vermontville, New York
US Ski and Snowboard
Susan Dunklee Barton, Vermont
US Biathlon
Grayson Fertig New York City, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Peter Frenette Saranac Lake, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Brian Gionta Rochester, NY
USA Hockey
Erin Hamlin Remsen, NY
USA Luge
Jason Hettenbaugh Lima, New York
US Biathlon
Lindsey Jacobellis Stratton Mt., Vermont
US Ski and Snowboard
Haley Johnson Lake Placid, New York
US Biathlon
Anders Johnson Plattsburgh, New York
US Ski and Snowboard
Dan Joye Carmel, NY
USA Luge
Patrick Kane Buffalo, New York
USA Hockey
Hannah Kearney Norwich, Vermont
US Ski and Snowboard
Mike Komisarek West Islip, New York
USA Hockey
Trevor Marsicano Ballston Spa, New York
US Speedskating
Chris Mazdzer Saranac Lake, New York
USA Luge
Samuel Morse Camden, New York
US Biathlon
Matt Mortensen Huntington Station, New York
USA Luge
John Napier Schenectady, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Andy Newell Shaftsbury, Vermont
US Ski and Snowboard
Annie O'Shea Port Jefferson Station, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Kevin Pearce Norwich, Vermont
US Ski and Snowboard
Rob Scuderi Syosset, New York
USA Hockey
Caleb Smith Lake Placid, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Bill Tavares Lake Placid, New York
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Hannah Teter Belmont, Vermont
US Ski and Snowboard
Bill Demong and his Mom, Helen.
Bill Demong and his Mom, Helen.

Demong captures silver

Vermontville's Bill Demong captured a silver medal yesterday afternoon in the Olympic Nordic combined competition in Vancouver. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht, 23, from Lake Placid

Olympics: Weibrecht Bronze; Burke 18th; Demong has another shot

The Olympic buzz in Lake Placid over the weekend was all about native son Andrew Weibrecht. On Friday afternoon, the 23-year-old downhill skier claimed the bronze medal in the Super-G competition in Vancouver. He was edged by a fraction of a second by fellow American Bode Miller, who won silver. Peter Crowley with the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is in Vancouver. He spoke with Brian Mann last night about Weibrecht's win.  Go to full article
Haley Johnson of Lake Placid in the women's individual 15 kilometer biathlon yesterday. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

More struggles for North Country Olympians

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are just about halfway done. There are just four medal events on the schedule today, and they're all being held at Whistler. First up is the men's Super G. Bode Miller will be looking for his second medal of these games. In cross-country skiing, the women compete in the 15 kilometer pursuit. Finally, at the Whistler Sliding Center, both the women and the men will complete the skeleton.

Weather forecasts look good, if a tad warm. After a cold night, skies should be clear with highs in the low 40s.

Overall, the US team is leading the medal count. Last night, figure skater Evan Lysacek added to the gold medal count, the first American to win gold since Brian Boitano in 1988.

We've been following the dozen-plus North Country athletes in Vancouver, and they've had their disappointments this week. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids (Photo provided by Demong family)

StoryCorps: Bailey and Burke turn Adirondack friendship into Olympic dream

This afternoon in Vancouver, North Country biathletes Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke could have their best shot at winning an Olympic medal when they compete in the 20 kilometer...  Go to full article
USA luger Erin Hamlin (Remsen, NY) with her parents Ron and Eileen after finishing 16th in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics 2/16/10. Photo: © 2010 Nancie Battaglia.

Tough day for North Country biathletes

It was a tough day yesterday for North Country biathlon skiers competing in Vancouver. Lake Placid's Lowell Bailey finished 36th in the 12.5 kilometer "pursuit" competition. ...  Go to full article
Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht making his downhill run yesterday at Whistler. he placed 21st for the US. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

Wet weather dampens mood in Vancouver, but Games go on

Lake Placid photographer Nancie Battaglia is now at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's there shooting for Sports Illustrated and other...  Go to full article
Luger Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, in the red jacket, with hometown fans in Vancouver. he finished 13th in men's single competition yesterday. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

Weekend weather side-swipes NC Olympians

In Olympic competition over the weekend, biathlon skiers Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid were side-swiped by Vancouver's nasty weather. ...  Go to full article
16 year-old Peter Frnette qualifying for the ski jump finals at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Photo by Nancie Batttaglia.

16 year-old jumper Peter Frenette advances to second round at Olympics

Sixteen year-old Peter Frenette of Saranac Lake had to jump well in the qualifying round at the Vancouver Games Friday. Photographer Nancie Battaglia was there as Frenette,...  Go to full article
Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, training this week in BC. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

Checking in from Vancouver: "ready" but hoping for Olympic weather

The head of the organizing committee for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, says ``we're ready.''

The 16-day extravaganza starts tonight with the lavish opening...  Go to full article
Nancie Battaglia. Self portrait with Shea.

A photographer's eye on the Vancouver Games

Photographer Nancie Battaglia is familiar to most of us as a talented all-around photographer, with an eye for both people and landscape. Her photographs regularly appear in...  Go to full article

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