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Lowell Bailey churns hard in Sochi, but falls short of medal podium.   Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
Lowell Bailey churns hard in Sochi, but falls short of medal podium. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Hard times for North Country's Olympic veterans

Three of the North Country's strongest medal hopefuls struggled again yesterday in Sochi.

Nordic combined skier Bill Demong, who won gold and silver medals four years ago, was hobbled by a poor showing on the ski jump. That forced him to start with a heavy penalty in the cross-country ski portion of the race. Demong, who finished 31st, told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the race was "kind of devastating." The 33-year-old from Vermontville says he expects these to be his last Winter Olympics.

Meanwhile on the biathlon course yesterday, veteran Olympians Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid finished well out of medal range in part because of shooting penalties.  Go to full article
Biathlete Tim Burke from Paul Smiths finished in 22nd position. NCPR file photo:  Nancie Battaglia
Biathlete Tim Burke from Paul Smiths finished in 22nd position. NCPR file photo: Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Burke, Bailey finish biathlon run 22nd, 38th

The US Olympic team was hoping that biathlete Tim Burke from Paul Smiths might break out with the kind of race that would put him on the podium today.

But mid-morning -- early evening Sochi time -- Burke got bottled up in the pack on Sochi's nordic track and finished in 22nd position.  Go to full article
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.
Annelies Cook from Saranac Lake competes in her first Olympic biathlon on Sunday. Photo: Nancie Battaglia.

North Country biathletes struggle in Sochi

It was a very tough first weekend for the North Country's biathlon racers competing in Sochi. Three racers from the Adirondacks -- Tim Burke, Lowell Bailey and Annelies Cook -- competed at the Winter Olympics in the sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. All three finished well out of medal range.  Go to full article
Tim Burke from Paul Smiths will compete in Sochi beginning this weekend.  (Photo:  Nancie Battaglia)
Tim Burke from Paul Smiths will compete in Sochi beginning this weekend. (Photo: Nancie Battaglia)

Olympic StoryCorps: Bailey and Burke anchor US biathlon

This Saturday one of the very first Olympic events will be the biathon sprint in Sochi Russia.

Two of the strongest veterans on the US biathlon team hail from the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Future Olympians Lowell Bailey, Bill Demong, and Tim Burke as kids (Photo provided by Demong family)
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 individual race. Bailey, from Lake Placid, and Burke, from Paul Smiths, have been friends and training partners since they were little boys. They raced together at the Torino Winter Games in 2006. Both men sat down with their former coach, Kris Cheney Seymour from Saranac Lake, to talk about their lives and their careers. Their conversation, recorded in 2008 as part of the national StoryCorps project, offered an intimate and personal look at what it means to spend decades chasing an Olympic dream.  Go to full article
Tim Burke from Paul Smiths competes Saturday
Tim Burke from Paul Smiths competes Saturday

Adk Sledders, Biathlon Skiers Compete at Olympics

America's sled teams struggled again over the weekend in Turin, Italy. The two-man bobsled combination of Todd Hayes and Pavle Jovanovic finished seventh in Olympic competition, despite being favored for a gold medal. In a prepared statement, Hayes said he didn't "feel real good about it". Team officials based in Lake Placid say heavy snow made track conditions difficult.

On Saturday, two Adirondack biathlon racers from Lake Placid and Paul Smiths competed in the 12.5 kilometer ski-and-shoot competition. Our correspondent Nancie Battaglia was at the track in the Alps and spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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