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The Italian Alps (N. Battaglia)
The Italian Alps (N. Battaglia)

Local Racers Compete In Turin

Three local athletes have competed so far in Italy. In the men's 20 km biathlon race on Saturday, Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid finished in 27th place. The event mixes cross country skiing and target shooting. Tim Burke from Lake Placid finished 58th. Both men will compete again later in the week. Bill DeMong from Vermontville finished 15th in his first Nordic combined event on Saturday. The sport is a mix of ski jumping and cross-country skiing. He, too, has more races to come later in the week. Brian Mann checked in with Nancie Battaglia, a free lance photographer from Lake Placid who's covering the Turin Winter Games. Nancie was at the sled track in midst of yesterday's races.  Go to full article

Women Struggle Without Head Coach

The U-S women's "skeleton team" struggled on Friday at World Cup qualifier races in Germany. Competing without head coach Tim Nardiello, only one American woman finished in the top-ten. As Brian Mann reports, that wasn't good enough to win a spot for a second American athlete at next month's Winter Olympics in Turin Italy.  Go to full article
Jim McCulley at Belly's near Malone
Jim McCulley at Belly's near Malone

Snowmobilers Look For The Long Haul

For many people in the North Country, winter recreation means snowmobiles. There are fifty thousand sleds registered in our region. The hot new trend is long-distance touring. Riders like to go long-distance, hopping from town-to-town. Brian Mann went on a 100-mile day-long ride in the Adirondacks. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Placing bets in Saratoga Springs...
Placing bets in Saratoga Springs...

Saratoga Horse Racing More Popular, More Scandalous

Updated: 1:21 pm Friday

Horse racing fans in Saratoga Springs won't see the widely anticipated rematch Saturday, between Funny Cide and Empire Maker. Both horses were pulled from the one million dollar Travers stakes because of health problems. This is just the latest bad news for New York's three billion dollar horse racing industry, which faces allegations of corruption and money laundering. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the growing scandal threatens to derail a new hundred million dollar casino.  Go to full article

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