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Statue In Park City Honors Lake Placid's Olympic Family

A statue has gone on display in Park City, Utah, honoring the Shea family of Lake Placid. Jimmy Shea Jr. won a gold medal in the skeleton sled race at the Salt Lake Olympic Games three years ago. The statue honors Shea, his father and grandfather. All three competed in Winter Olympics and they're considered the first family ever to send three generations of athletes to the Winter games. The sculpture was commissioned by Zions Bank for its Park City branch. Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson told KSL TV that Jimmy Shea's skeleton win was "one of the highlights" of the Salt Lake competition. The statue, called "Three Generations", is now on display across the street from the Olympic Park where Jimmy Shea won his gold medal. Shea, who now divides his time between Lake Placid and Park City, took third place in last weekend's America's Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg. But he's taken much of the last two years off, in part because of lingering problems with blood flow to one of his legs. The condition required surgery in 2002. Shea spoke this week with Brian Mann about his future -- and his chances of competing in next year's Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, which begin on February 10th 2006.  Go to full article

Olympian Jimmy Shea Will Sit Out Sled Season

Olympic gold medallist Jimmy Shea says he'll sit out at least the first half of this year's skeleton world cup season. Shea -- a Lake Placid native and a popular athlete at the Salt Lake Olympic Games - has announced that he's recovering from surgery. Brian Mann has detail.  Go to full article

Jimmy Shea Hopes to Become First Third-Generation US Winter Olympian

In February, the United States will host the Olympic Winter Games, for the first time since 1980 in Lake Placid. The Salt Lake Olympics will also mark the return of the sport of skeleton, after a 56-year absence from the Games. Lake Placid resident, Jimmy Shea, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic skeleton team. If he does this he'll become the first third-generation American Winter Olympian. Recently, Jimmy Shea was in Lake Placid to take part in the National Team Trial races. Beth Schmidt had a chance to spend some time with him.  Go to full article

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