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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Hands Down Lifetime Bans

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave lifetime bands to three of the conspirators named with in the former U.S. Postal Service doping conspiracy last  month.  Dr. Michele Ferrari, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Jose “Pepe”…

Three Rivers Trail Canoe Expedition

Finished with school for this term, I wanted a change of pace.  So when my friend Barclay pitched a canoe expedition on the Three Rivers Trail, I bagged the planned roller ski interval workout. As much as I love being outdoors,…

Lance Armstrong Charged with Doping

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) formally charged Lance Armstrong yesterday with doping in an ongoing program running over several years.  A letter sent by  USADA to Armstrong and several others was described in an article published by the Washington Post.…

Whither Mount van Hoevenberg?

Mount van Hoevenberg, the historic venue that hosted the cross-country events of the 1980 Winter Olympics, is at a crossroads.  While the trail system remains one of the most challenging in the U.S, it hasn’t been updated to accommodate modern…

ORDA to Take Control of Belleayre

Management of Belleayre alpine ski area in New York’s Catskill Mountains is slated to transfer from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) when New York’s state budget is approved. Last year, the SAGE…

Sugarloaf Marathon Slushfest Sufferfest

With the Lake Placid Loppet cancelled, the carnage that was this winter’s messed-up race season was complete.  Every race I’d planned on entering was cancelled.  At the last minute, I registered for the Sugarloaf Marathon.  It sounds like a damn…

Winter Olympics Returning to Lake Tahoe?

Although future U.S. Olympic bids are currently on hold due to a revenue sharing dispute, there’s a movement to bring the Winter Olympics back to Lake Tahoe. Jon Killoran, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition,  envisions an Olympics with events taking place…