Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

Brian Mann appears in the following:

Star Russian skater tested positive for a banned substance before Beijing Olympics

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Officials with the International Testing Agency say 15-year-old Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned heart medication in December. It's unclear why she was cleared to compete in Beijing.

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Older Olympians are delivering some of the best performances at the Beijing Games

Thursday, February 10, 2022

At the Beijing Olympics, veteran athletes are doing really well — and in some cases winning gold medals — stealing the show from their younger and flashier counterparts.

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This Team USA Olympic snowboarder has a family history with the Games

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

U.S. snowboarder Stacy Gaskill is racing in her first Olympics, but this isn't her family's first time at the Games. Her mom, Martha Gaskill, won a bronze medal as a Paralympian at the Calgary Games.

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U.S. skier wins Olympic silver in Beijing, half a century after his mom won gold

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Ryan Cochran-Siegle's Vermont family has sent six athletes to the Winter Olympics. His mom, Barbara Cochran, won gold in Sapporo, Japan, as an alpine ski racer in 1972.

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Unlucky curve 13 - Olympic luge racers crash out at same place on Beijing course

Monday, February 07, 2022

U.S. luge racer Emily Sweeney walked away from a crash on a day when numerous athletes lost control on the newly built sled track in Yanqing.

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It's been a tough start at the Olympics for some U.S. athletes in Beijing

Monday, February 07, 2022

Many Olympic athletes competing in Beijing face tracks and terrain they've never competed on before because of COVID-19 limitations. They are scrambling to learn the turf during test runs.

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A Beijing Olympic luge racer honors his cousin who died at the Vancouver Games

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Twelve years after Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a luge crash at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, his cousin Saba is racing in Beijing. "I wasn't afraid. I wanted to be in the Olympics to race."

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U.S. luge racer Emily Sweeney's return to the OIympics is a story of survival

Sunday, February 06, 2022

"I think the more important part of my story for myself at least is that I'm still here," said U.S. luger Emily Sweeney, who suffered a devastating crash at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games are officially underway

Friday, February 04, 2022

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics began Friday in Beijing with all of the glitz of past Games, though the stadium was nearly empty of spectators because of COVID concerns.

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COVID protocols limit the guest list for the opening of China's Winter Olympics

Friday, February 04, 2022

Athletes in the parade of nations will filter into a mostly empty stadium. There's a limited guest list due to pandemic security, but Russian President Putin is expected to be among the VIPs.

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American curlers get an early start at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Two days before the opening ceremony in Beijing, U.S. curlers Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys face an Australian pair in a mixed doubles match that was nearly upended by the COVID pandemic.

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There is life after addiction. Most people recover

Saturday, January 15, 2022

America is facing a deadly drug epidemic, but there is hope. Research shows 75% of people with addiction survive and go on to live full lives, especially if they get good treatment.

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While addiction is deadlier than ever, research shows most Americans heal

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The U.S. is facing the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history, but there is hope. Research shows most people with addiction do survive and recover, especially when they get quality treatment.

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U.S. women's ski jumpers won't compete in the Beijing Olympics. They failed to qualify

Friday, January 07, 2022

Women's ski jumpers fought for more than a decade to compete in the Olympics. Now the U.S. women's team has failed to qualify for Beijing.

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New York jury finds Teva Pharmaceuticals liable in the opioid crisis

Thursday, December 30, 2021

A jury in New York has found Teva Pharmaceutical liable for fueling the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

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More than a million Americans have died from overdoses during the opioid epidemic

Thursday, December 30, 2021

New research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found roughly 932,000 fatal overdoses from 1999-2020. Preliminary data shows another 100,000 deaths this year.

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Americans fume as the pandemic scrambles New Year's Eve celebrations again

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Skyrocketing COVID-19 case rates have caused officials In New York City and elsewhere to scale back their New Year's Eve celebrations. Around the country, people are facing tough decisions.

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New York officials warn of a rise in the number of kids being hospitalized for COVID

Monday, December 27, 2021

New York state officials are saying the total number of kids in hospital because of COVID has surged nearly over the last two weeks as the omicron wave grows.

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New York eases quarantine rules for essential workers as omicron hits key industries

Friday, December 24, 2021

The number of new COVID cases in New York doubled in just three days. State officials say the impact of the winter omicron surge on the workforce is already being felt.

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An Idaho sheriff faces calls to resign after allegedly aiming a gun at church teens

Friday, December 24, 2021

Sheriff Craig Rowland faces felony criminal charges following the incident. Critics say he also used racist language to describe members of Idaho's Shoshone-Bannock tribal community.

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