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Remembering Winter Olympian Jack Shea

Lake Placid's legendary Winter Olympian, Jack Shea, died this week in a car crash near his home. The 91-year-old was the oldest living gold medalist. He was killed just three weeks before his grandson will compete at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praises Pataki's Support of Winter Olympics Plans

Governor Pataki also mentioned the North Country in his plans to return the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid, although he didn't say when. Assemblyman Chris Ortloff praised the support.  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

Governor Pataki Chats with the Media in Lake Placid

Governor Pataki met with reporters last Friday in Lake Placid to chat about the North Country economy, the Olympics and politics. Brian Mann was there.  Go to full article

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