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Olympic Day planned June 25

LAKE PLACID -The United States Olympic Committee's Lake Placid Olympic Training Center and the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) are teaming up to present Olympic Day, Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olympic Training Center, 196 Old Military Rd., Lake Placid. Village of Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall will open Olympic Day with the Olympic Day Proclamation.

The free event gives families and youngsters the chance to try Olympic sports and meet athletes from biathlon, luge, bobsled, ski jumping and Nordic combined, freestyle aerials, speed skating, figure skating and canoe and kayak. Plus participants can even try luge on the fully refrigerated indoor start ramps at USA Luge's headquarters. Visitors can also watch athletes train, including 2010 U.S. bobsled Olympian John Napier.

Guests will have the chance to win prizes throughout the event including water bottles, USA hats and lunch for four at the Olympic Training Center. Participants will also receive a discount flyer for use at ORDA training facilities.

For more information about Olympic Day, log on to http://www.teamusa.org/about-usoc/olympic-day, or www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

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