USA Luge to Remain in Lake Placid for Next 5 Years
It was this month last year that USA Luge put out word to other cities that they would consider offers for a new home. On Friday, May 14th CEO Jim Leahy met with his Board of Directors and a decision was made on the fate of the U.S. Olympic headquarters in Lake Placid for the sport of Luge.
Luge CEO Leahy made his final presentation with the recommendation that the USA Luge Olympic headquarters remain in Lake Placid, N.Y. for at least the next 5 years. Leahy said in a statement that existing factors such as the training center and Sports Medicine facilities helped Lake Placid's cause greatly. He went on to add "The State of New York, through the N.Y. Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), has made a significant commitment to make capital improvements on behalf of USA Luge. In addition, New York Empire State Development will partner with USA Luge in a co-marketing initiative by providing funds to help support the performance of its mission."
In a time when many organizations and businesses are moving their operations out of New York State, this type of news is always a breath of fresh air. That also means that our hometown hero, Erin Hamlin of Remsen, will remain close to her family and biggest fans.