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News stories tagged with "sled"

Thin Ice Treacherous for Snowmobile Riders

Officials in northern New York, Vermont, and Ontario are urging snowmobile riders to stay off of frozen lakes and rivers. A warmer-than-usual January combined with several rainstorms have left patchy ice conditions in many areas. Two deaths have been reported in Ontario over the last week after sleds went through the ice. In the north country, two men are in critical condition following break-throughs. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
As Turin Olympics approach...
As Turin Olympics approach...

More Controversy For U.S. Women Sledders

A month before the Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, two national sled teams based in Lake Placid are embroiled in controversy. The Bobsled and Skeleton Federation goes to court today in Essex County after placing a top coach on administrative leave for alleged sexual harassment. Now the Luge Association is dealing with the fall-out from a photograph of nude female athletes that turned up on a website that promotes drinking games. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
2002 gold medalist Tristan Gale (Source:  US Dept. Ed.)
2002 gold medalist Tristan Gale (Source: US Dept. Ed.)

Harrassment Charges Rock Olympic Sled Team

Just thirty-six days before the Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has suspended one of the team's top coaches. Female athletes have accused Lake Placid native Tim Nardiello of sexual harrassment. Nardiello has denied the charges and has called on the Federation to resolve the dispute quickly. As Brian Mann reports, the case has thrown into turmoil a program that accounted for a third of America's gold medals in the last Winter Olympics.  Go to full article
Faisal Ghazi Faisal
Faisal Ghazi Faisal

Iraqi Sledder Returns to Lake Placid On Track To Olympics

An Iraqi sled-racer returned to Lake Placid last week to train and compete. Faisal Ghazi Faisal is hoping to qualify for the Winter Olympics this February in Torino, Italy. If he succeeds, he'll be the first Iraqi ever to compete in the Winter Games. Brian Mann updated his profile of Ghazi, which first aired last January.  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

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