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On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

...belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.The site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid offers the rare chance to try this lesser known sliding sport on its twisting sled run. For $75...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-05/on-the-wild-slide-lake-placid-si
Outdoors
Curling surges in popularity

...doesn't have anything to do with mountains.Instead, it's curling - perhaps best known for its presence in the winter Olympics, and perhaps best described for the uninitiated as a cross between shuffleboard, hockey and bowling.Obscure even...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-19/curling-surges-in-popularity
Outdoors

...IOC won't reopen the race to let in another city.The scenario has parallels with the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Olympics, with multiple cities dropping out. Oslo, once seen as a natural favorite, suffered from paltry public support...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-04-01-1

...rebranded Comcast's Versus channel as NBC Sports Network and used it to carry figure skating and hockey during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.Fox could bolster its sports channel, Fox Sports One, by combining efforts with Time Warner's TNT to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-16
News

...figure skating announcers at four Olympics starting in 2002. Hamilton, a 1984 gold medalist who called three other Winter Olympics for CBS, will remain as a special contributor to NBC at big figure skating events, including in South Korea. Hammond...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-10-22
Arts & Entertainment
Ice skating: an adventure in embarrassing the kids

...thought about going current and tying it into the Winter Olympics - but we were far too amateurish to pretend anything...Apolo Ohno, he of speedskating fame from some other Winter Olympics. Think about the physics of the thing too much and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-06/ice-skating-an-adventure-in-emba
Outdoors
Rockin' the 2014 Winter Olympics

...our cabin back in order from a rather successful but somewhat pre-apocalyptic Super Bowl party, along comes the Winter Olympics.Except for some Tim's potato chips and bits of popcorn stuck up on various high window sills, the front room...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-02-15/rockin-the-2014-winter-olympics
Community
The stupid bowls

...saying about Chinese food, where a short time after a huge meal we're hungry again. Now we've moved on to the Winter Olympics. We're finding it hard to resist the fascination with the fresh competition, combined with a morbid curiosity...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-08/the-stupid-bowls
Opinion
Stassel set for Winter Olympics

While training on the Olympic slopestyle course Tuesday, two-time halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White fell and jammed his wrist, calling the course "a little intimidating.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-02-04/stassel-set-for-winter-olympics
Sports

...finished third, 0.59 back.Randall, the defending sprint World Cup champion, proved she was ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She took the lead from the start and cruised unchallenged to the victory, covering the 1,300-meter...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-01-11

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