orda-black-and-white.jpgMedia Credential Requests now Being Accepted Lake Placid, N.Y. -- FIBT World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton. The 2013-'14 Viessmann FIBT World Cup season features a stop in Lake Placid, N.Y. where once again, the world's best bobsled teams and skeleton athletes will try to tame the combined bobsled/luge and skeleton track at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex. The field will be filled with athletes who will go on and compete in the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. WHAT: Viessmann FIBT World Cup bobsled and skeleton racing. The Dec. 10-15, 2013 event is the third stop in the worldwide seven-city World Cup series leading up to February's Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. WHEN: Dec. 10-15, 2013. Training begins Tuesday, Dec. 10, and continues through Thursday, Dec. 12. Note: Updated race schedule times for Friday, Nov. 13. Race Schedule: Friday, Dec. 13: 8:30 a.m. - Two-man bobsled Race #3 Run #1 10 a.m. - Two-man bobsled #3 Run #2 12 p.m. - Women's Skeleton Race #3 Run #1 1 p.m. - Men's Skeleton Run #1 2:15 p.m. - Women's Skeleton Race #3 Run #2 3:15 p.m. - Men's Skeleton Run #2  Saturday, Dec. 14: 8:30 a.m. - Two-man bobsled Race #4 Run #1 10 a.m. - Two-man bobsled Race #4, Run #2 1 p.m. - Women's bobsled Run #1 2:30 p.m. - Women's bobsled Run #2 Sunday, Dec. 15: 9 a.m. - Women's Skeleton Race #4 Run #1 10:30 a.m. - Women's Skeleton Race #4 Run #2 1 p.m. - Four-man bobsled Run #1 2:30 p.m. - Four-man bobsled Run #2 WHERE: Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex track, Route 73, Bobsled Lane, Lake Placid, N.Y., 12946 WHO: The race is expected to draw at least 23 nations to Lake Placid to compete in bobsled and skeleton. Several of these nations will use the results from this race to help select their Olympic squads for Sochi.  Nations expected to compete include Austria, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Netherland, Russia, Switzerland and the United States. Please complete and return the form to Jon Lundin, ORDA public relations, email: jlundin@orda.org, Tel: 518-523-9275. Only credentialed media will be allowed to cover the event. Additional credentials request forms for other events will be available shortly.  For more information on ORDA's Olympic venues and events, visit http://www.whitefacelakeplacid.com/.

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Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speedskating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.  Contact: jlundin@orda.org 518-523-1655 ext. 5313