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Lake Placid

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Miracle Anniversary

Last night’s U.S. men’s Olympic hockey victory over Team Canada came nearly 30 years to the day after the “Miracle on Ice,” in which the Americans stunned the Soviet Union. If anything, the victory over Canada underlines exactly how unbelievable the “Miracle on Ice” was. At least this year’s American team is made up of […]

You Against Yourself

“They can because they think they can.” (The Aeneid) — Virgil Today my wife and I leave (courtesy of a Christmas gift from daughter Katie) for a weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y., to witness the 2009 World Luge Championships. Many of the athletes we see will be competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, […]

Ski Jump Lesson

Did you ever see a ski jump competition either live or on TV? Ski jump is an event where competitors first ski down a long ramp, then take off and soar hundreds of feet down the mountain before finally landing. My wife and I witnessed a competition live a couple of years ago at Lake […]