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The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With more than 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host […]

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Ashley Walden Named Olympic Regional Development Authority President & CEO

Olympic luger Ashley Walden has been named as the next president and chief executive officer of the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, succeeding Mike Pratt who will retire after 38 years with the organization. Walden joins the Olympic Authority after serving as executive director of the Adirondack Sports Council, where she promoted sports […]

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Mike Pratt and Jim McKenna: Lake Placid’s Rebirth as a Winter Sports Destination

The Winter World University Games is the largest multi-sport winter event in the world, after the Olympic Winter Games. This year’s event starts January 12 and is an 11-day international festival and competition combining high-level sport with educational and cultural events, all taking place in Lake Placid, New York, and nearby towns. With more than 2,500 […]

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The 1980 Rink in Lake Placid, New York, is forever known as home to the 'Miracle on Ice' and the historic U.S. hockey win over the Soviet Union. This year at the FISU Winter World University Games, it will host the medal rounds for men's and women's hockey plus curling and short-track speedskating. Photo courtesy Lake Placid CVB

How the FISU Winter Games Revitalized Lake Placid

Lake Placid, the little village of 8,000 in the Adirondacks region of New York, has a special place in the heart of all winter sports enthusiasts. It is, of course, home to the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980, let alone the almost super-human exploits of Eric Heiden winning five speedskating gold medals. One of the […]

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