This year’s biggest storm in the Northeast U.S. is getting a warm welcome in Lake Placid, New York. This winter sports paradise is hosting the Luge World Cup this weekend. And skiiers are getting all the snow they can handle at the nearby Whiteface ski resort. You can actually see the snow falling in a recently updated online slideshow.
Luge fans who click an automated hyperlink on the NBC Sports Network listing for the Luge World Cup to see the Men’s Singles on Saturday, February 9 will get a special Valentine’s Day surprise. The link connects fans to the eHarmony dating site. That's not what every sports fan has in mond when they register for "Men's Singles" but it’s adding a new dimension to interactive communications.
That might not be what you are looking for, but there are so many new features on the expanded Road to Sochi sites, you are sure to find something you always wanted to see. Many of the video features were just added this week. Links to the Team USA You Tube site have behind the scenes broadcasts about the U.S. Ski Team training at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Fan Q+A with Olympic snowboarding competitors lets you know what their favorites are, too.
The online experience of seeing the Luge World Cup this weekend will give many viewers one more reason to plan a trip to Lake Placid themselves. This Adirondak region resort hosted both the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Its Olympic visitor center includes an extensive museum chronicling the history of the Winter Olympic Games. The facility also includes the historic ice hockey rink of 1980 “Miracle on Ice” fame. It is still in use and good tickets are usually available for many regional tournaments.
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