- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - The International Luge Federation will host its annual congress in Lake Placid in 2016.

State Olympic Regional Development Authority and USA Luge officials secured the 64th congress during the federation’s recent meeting in Innsbruck, Austria.

USA Luge CEO Jim Leahy says in a release that hosting the congress will be a great opportunity to showcase Lake Placid and the Adirondack region to the international luge community.

Thirty-eight nations attended this year’s event.

The United States captured its first luge singles medal at the Sochi Games in February when Erin Hamlin of Remsen, New York won the bronze in the women’s competition.

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