If you plan on watching any of the Olympics this year. Keep an eye out for Maddie Phaneuf in the Biathlon. She grew up here and still calls Old Forge home. https://www.teamusa.org/us-biathlon/athletes/Maddie-Phaneuf
Lowell Bailey claims it was here in Old Forge that he "first put on a pair of skies." He moved to Lake Placid with his family when he was 10. He also will be in the Biathlon at the 2108 Olympics. https://www.teamusa.org/us-biathlon/athletes/lowell-bailey
One last person to note is Erin Hamlin. She's not from Old Forge, but Remsen which is just down the road about 30 miles. https://www.teamusa.org/usa-luge/athletes/Erin-Hamlin
Over the years Old Forge has sent three others to the Olympic stage.....John "Louie" Ehrensbeck, Hank Kashiwa and Gary Vaughn.