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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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IBU Cup Awarded to Lake Placid for 2026

Lake Placid, New York, will host the 2026 International Biathlon Union Cup at Mt Van Hoevenberg at its new biathlon stadium and renovated competition area. The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority made the announcement on Monday after the new IBU Executive Board met in Salzburg this past week and announced the full calendar for […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

Lake Placid Awarded 2025 IBSF World Championship

Lake Placid, New York, will host the 2025 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships, the IBSF announced during its annual congress. Lake Placid had originally been scheduled to host this year’s World Championships before COVID-19 restrictions moved all IBSF events to only European venues. Lake Placid will host the IBSF World Championships for the […]

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USA Luge Continues Lacrosse Ball Fundraiser

One of the more amusing fundraising events in Olympic sports will see its sixth annual event when USA Luge organizes the Duluth Trading Company USA Luge Running of the Balls on February 20. The event, which will air on the organization’s website, offers participants the chance to purchase lacrosse balls, which are then run down […]

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