An Italian sled makes its way through Curve 10 on the Lake Placid track. The track is known among athletes as one of the more technically challenging courses in the World Cup circuit. Olympic veterans and hopefuls in bobsled and skeleton gathered in Lake Placid, New York leading up to the World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton races held November 9-10, 2017. Results from Lake Placid, one stop along the circuit, will help determine teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Olympic Hopefuls

The icy mile-long track on the side of a mountain in Lake Placid, New York is known among its visitors as one of the more technically challenging courses in the World Cup circuit. Olympic veterans and hopefuls in two-person bobsled and the skeleton gathered in Lake Placid for the World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton races, a stop along the circuit and opportunity to help determine teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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