The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., opened in 1982 and rests in the shadows of the Adirondack Mountains. In 1987, the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority assisted the USOC with improvements to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center by building new housing, dining and gymnasium facilities. The renovation completed on 29 acres of land in 1989.
The LPOTC was the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. The center caters to biathlon, bobsled & skeleton, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski & snowboard and speed skating are the most frequent sports to train on complex. Other sports training at the center include boxing, canoe and kayak, judo, rowing, synchronized swimming, team handball, water polo and wrestling.
The LPOTC has since helped benefit thousands of Olympic hopefuls, numerous community groups and countless visitors from around the globe.By the Numbers:
2 – Olympic Winter Games hosted
29 – Acres
96 – Dorm rooms