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Fun Sochi fact: The system most media outlets (including NPR) are using is broken. Here’s how we can fix it: Going into today, Norway leads all nations with double digit Gold Medals with 10, but according to most media outlets they rank...
News stories tagged with "olympics"
Feb 21, 2002 — Seventy years after his grandfather won a pair of gold medals at the Lake Placid Winter Games, Jim Shea Jr. claimed his own Olympic gold medal on Wednesday in Salt Lake City. The skeleton sled racer from Lake Placid edged Martin Rettl of Austria by a fraction of a second. Brian Mann has details: Go to full article
Feb 20, 2002 — The Olympics heat up again today and tomorrow, as North Country athletes compete in some of Salt Lake City's most anticipated events. Today's main event is the skeleton sledding. Brian Mann has this preview of a race that features a home town hero. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2002 — 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
by Martha Foley
Feb 18, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with North Country Photojournalist Red Grandy, who covered the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics for Stars & Stripes. Go to full article
Feb 15, 2002 — It was another lopsided win on Thursday for the US women's hockey team. Saranac Lake's Andrea Killbourne helped to dominate the national team from China. As Brian Mann reports, the US faces stiffer competition as they head into the weekend. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2002 — In Olympic women's hockey, if the US and Canada do meet in the gold medal round, the North Country will have players on both sides of the puck. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2002 — 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
Feb 11, 2002 — 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
Jan 28, 2002 — 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
Jan 23, 2002 — 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