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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
Faisal Ghazi Faisal aims for 2006 Olympics
Faisal Ghazi Faisal aims for 2006 Olympics

Olympic Dreams for an Iraqi Sled Racer

While millions of Iraqis were voting Sunday, one of their countrymen was competing in Lake Placid. Faisal Ghazi Faisal, who grew up in Baghdad, raced in the America's cup "skeleton" sled race. The 24-year-old hopes to become the first Iraqi ever to compete in the Winter Olympic Games next year. As Brian Mann reports, Faisal sees his dream as a small part of Iraq's return to normalcy.  Go to full article
Art Devlin<br />Source:  ORDA
Art Devlin
Source: ORDA

Art Devlin Remembered As Ambassador, Athlete

A memorial service will be held in Lake Placid this morning for Art Devlin, a man described as the olympic village's greatest ambassador. Devlin was a two-time Olympian who helped bring the Winter Games back to the Adirondacks in 1980. He was 81 years old when he passed away last week. Chris Knight has this remembrance.  Go to full article

Miracle Previews In Lake Placid

The film Miracle opens today in the North Country. The movie is Disney's potrayal of the legendary 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid. There was a gala screening of the film last night, attended by Gov. Pataki and by members of the US team that made history by beating the Soviets. As Brian Mann reports, the movie catches a moment when Lake Placid's history was world history.  Go to full article

Court: Blood Alcohol Evidence in Shea Death Properly Suppressed

A state appeals court has made a ruling in the drunken driving accident that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea
in 2002.  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

Jack Shea Trial: Evidence Ruled Out

A judge has ruled that key evidence can't be used in the case against a man charged for a car-crash that killed Lake Placid Olympian Jack Shea. Judge Andrew Halloran says blood alcohol tests were done improperly. As Brian Mann reports, the Essex County District Attorney plans to appeal.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Man Indicted in Death of Jack Shea

A grand jury has indicted a man on felony charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Jack Shea, the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Olympians. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

New York Welcomes Olympians Home

Governor Pataki met with New York's newest Olympians. He presented them with the state flag that flew at Ground Zero. It will be displayed at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

North Country Olympians Return Home Triumphant, Eager for Return To Small Town Life

The North Country's Olympic athletes were welcomed home from Salt Lake City on Saturday with a parade in Lake Placid. Hundreds of people lined the streets to shake hands and cheer. As Brian Mann reports, it was a chance for locals to share some of the glow of Olympic gold.
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