Remnants of Irene affect Olympians in Lake Placid

BY foxsports • August 28, 2011

Remnants of what was Hurricane Irene are even impacting members of the U.S. Olympic bobsled, skeleton and luge teams.

Heavy rain briefly knocked out power at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, where many athletes are training for the upcoming sliding season. Olympic bobsled gold medalist Steven Holcomb posted a photo of the facility's weight room on his Facebook page, showing towels and buckets positioned across the floor in an effort to absorb leaks.

''Can't train outside because of the torrential downpour,'' Holcomb wrote, ''but can't train INSIDE because of the torrential downpour.''

Forecasters said up to 7 inches of rain was possible for parts of the Adirondack Mountains.

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