lake-placid-biathlon.JPGLake Placid, N.Y. - The Biathlon North American (Nor Am) Cup competition will be held, Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012, at the Mt. van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid. Biathletes from across the United States and Canada will compete in this exciting winter sport that combines cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship. The schedule includes sprint and pursuit format race events for men and women in senior, junior, youth, master, and grand master classes. Skiing distances vary per event and class.  Schedule:                                                                                                                                          Friday, March 2 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Official Training for Biathletes Saturday, March 3 - 10 a.m. Sprint - Senior Men 10K; Junior Men 10K; Senior Women 7.5K; Junior Women 7.5K; Youth Men 7.5K; Youth Women 6K; Master Men 10K; Master Women 7.5K; Grand Master Men 10K; 7.5 Grand Master Women Sunday, March 4 - 10 a.m. Pursuit - Senior Men 5x2.5K; Junior Men 5x2.5K; Senior Women 5x2K; Junior Women 5x2K; Youth Men 5x2K; Youth Women 5x1.5K; Master Men 5x2.5K; Master Women 5x2K; Grand Master Men 5x2.5K; Grand Master Women 5x2K                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For post race results, go to the 2011-2012 Results page on the US Biathlon website at http://biathlon.teamusa.org/results/results-2011-2012 and Lake Placid Biathlon Club website at http://lakeplacid.nybiathlon.org/. The site of many National and International events since the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Mt. Van Hoevenberg biathlon stadium includes shooting range and start/finish line cross country ski courses with public spectator viewing areas. The Nor Am Cup at Lake Placid is the fifth event of the 2011-2012 international series of biathlon races held in the United States and Canada. Nor Am Cup #5, organized by the U.S. Biathlon Association and Biathlon Canada, is hosted by the biathlon clubs of New York (Lake Placid, Polar Bear, Saratoga, Syracuse, Western New York) in cooperation with the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ### Contact: Pete Indick, Chief of Competition nybiathlon@gmail.com Dana Wood, Lake Placid Biathlon Club seedwood@roadrunner.com