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A cardboard sled race in Grand Haven, MI. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyer27/4316648623/">Craig Rozelle</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A cardboard sled race in Grand Haven, MI. Photo: Craig Rozelle, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hang on! The cardboard sled racing season kicks off

Remember sliding down a snowy hill on a piece of cardboard? Just add some duct tape and paint and you'll be ready for this year's Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Most of the races are held in conjunction with winter festivals around the region.

The race series begins on Saturday at the sledding hill on Mount Sabattis in Long Lake as part of the Moonlighter's Winter Carnival. All ages are welcome.

Bob Lewin was last year's Adirondack cardboard sledding grand champion. He lives in Blue Mountain Lake and says he competed in his first race four years ago as a way to enjoy winter weekends.  Go to full article
Lake Placid Coach Tim Nardiello
Lake Placid Coach Tim Nardiello

USOC Bars Nardiello From Olympics, Blasts Lake Placid Sled Group

The US Olympic Committee says Lake Placid skeleton coach Tim Nardiello won't be allowed to coach the American sled team at next month's Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The decision effectively reversed the ruling of an independent arbitrator, who had ruled that sexual harassment charges against Nardiello were unsubstantiated. As Brian Mann reports, Olympic officials were also harshly critical of the Lake Placid based US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation  Go to full article

Olympics: Preview of Skeleton Sledding

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

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