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
One of Battaglia's iconic images from 2014 will be Erin Hamlin's moment of victory in Sochi. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
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 Games, is scheduled to return home to the town of Remsen Thursday around 7 pm. Go to full article
Mar 01, 2012 — The Irish will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a couple of weeks, but today the Welsh are celebrating St. David's Day today, in one way or another. St. David, or Dewi Sant, as he's known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. Last summer in Remsen, south of Boonville, Welsh officials gathered to unveil a new sign featuring the longest railroad depot name in the world--take a deep breath--Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrnd-robwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Todd Moe talks with Hefina Phillips, a member of the Ontario Welsh Festival, who says David was a sixth century Celtic bishop who spread Christianity among the pagan tribes of western Britain. Go to full article
Erin Hamlin from Remsen with trainer Dan Smith from Jay and USA Luge manager Fred Zimny from Lake Placid
Feb 15, 2006 — In Olympic action yesterday, biathlon racer Tim Burke from Paul Smiths finished the 10k sprint in 37th place. Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid ended the day in 48th position. The pair were the only Americans who ranked high enough to qualify for the men's pursuit race scheduled for Saturday. On the sled track, American luge racer Courtney Zablocki missed a bronze medal by less than a 10th of a second. Another slider, Erin Hamlin from Remsen, improved her time and finished the two-day competition in 12th place. Between heats, Brian Mann spoke with Erin's dad Ron, who was watching from trackside. Go to full article
Feb 14, 2006 — Sunday was Erin Hamlin day in her hometown of Remsen. A letter to her mother was read at church. Erin Hamlin came in 17th in yesterday's luge runs. The final two runs come today. Back in Remsen, they're just sorry they didn't get to see her live on TV yesterday. Go to full article