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Olympians honored in Northern NY parade

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SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. -

A homecoming parade in Saranac Lake Wednesday honored a half-dozen Olympians.

Several Sochi athletes, including Billy Demong, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke all grew up in the Adirondacks. Jamie Greubel, who won a bronze medal in women's bobsled, has lived and trained in Lake Placid for years.

The Olympians lit a ceremonial cauldron, then joined villagers and school kids inside the Town Hall, where they thanked community members for their support. The athletes also signed autographs for kids, including several who say they have dreams of following in their heroes' footsteps and someday becoming Olympians themselves.

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