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Profile: NBC Olympic Commentator Duncan Kennedy

The north country has an army of athletes, venue staff, and volunteers working in Salt Lake City. Also in the thick of things is Lake Placid's Duncan Kennedy. The world champion luge racer was forced by illness to abandon a come-back two years ago. He's made a second career working for television, helping to explain his sport to American viewers. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Sledder Moves American Team Forward

Lake Placid sled racer Adam Heidt finished his Olympic competition in fourth place on Monday, as the singles luge event wrapped up in Salt Lake City. Heidt's finish was the best American finish in Olympic history and represents a major step forward for the US program. Italian Armin Zoeggeler took the Gold in an upset victory over German Georg Hackl. Brian Mann talks with Lake Placid photographer Nancy Battaglia, who had a front row seat Monday in Salt Lake City.  Go to full article

North Country Athletes Make Strong Showing in Olympics' First Days

It was a big weekend for North Country residents at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Snowboarder Kelly Clark from West Dover, Vermont claimed a gold medal in the women's half-pipe. Lake Placid's Adam Heidt, a sled racer, is in strong contention for a medal as competition resumes today. Vermontville skier Bill Demong struggled in the the Nordic Combined. Brian Mann has our update on the first days of the Salt Lake City Olympics.  Go to full article

North Country Carries the Flag for Team USA

Two North Country athletes will lead the way tonight at the opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City. Amy Peterson, veteran speedskater from Ballston Spa, New York, will carry the US flag in the ceremony opening her fifth Olympic games. Lake Placid sled racer Jim Shea Jr. will recite the Olympic oath. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

"Olympic" Village: Lake Placid Prosperity a Long-Distance Event

Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics offers Salt Lake City the chance to take the world stage--building prestige and boosting the local economy. Lake Placid hosted the Winter games in 1932 and again in 1980. The "Olympic village" is now a busy resort town and the Adirondacks' most popular tourist destination. But as Brian Mann reports, Lake Placid has struggled at times to translate its long Olympic history into lasting prosperity.  Go to full article

Third Generation Olympian, Lake Placid's Jim Shea, Attends State of the Union Address

A Lake Placid native was in Washington DC last night for President Bush's State of the Union address. Jim Shea, Jr. will compete next month at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He was invited to Capitol Hill just days after the death of his grandfather, Olympic icon Jack Shea. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Turns Out to Honor Jack Shea, Olympian

Hundreds of people turned out on Friday in Lake Placid for a public funeral honoring 91-year-old Olympic medallist Jack Shea. Shea died last week after his car was struck by a van. As Brian Mann reports, the ceremony honored a long, full life.  Go to full article

Remembering Winter Olympian Jack Shea

Lake Placid's legendary Winter Olympian, Jack Shea, died this week in a car crash near his home. The 91-year-old was the oldest living gold medalist. He was killed just three weeks before his grandson will compete at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Hosts World Mogul and Aerial Jumping Competition

Lake Placid grabbed some of the winter sport spotlight over the weekend. Skiers from around the world competed in the mogul and aerial jumping competitions. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praises Pataki's Support of Winter Olympics Plans

Governor Pataki also mentioned the North Country in his plans to return the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid, although he didn't say when. Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praised the support.  Go to full article

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