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Ponte Vedra family heads to Olympic Games

6:11 PM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Sheila and Steve Curran, as well as their 13-year-old son Henry, are bound for Britain.

The family started planning the trip nearly two years ago. Sheila is from England, so she and her son hold dual citizenship, which means they'll be cheering on multiple competitors.

"Since Sheila and Henry are English citizens, they might be wearing the English T-shirts when they're doing well. And I'll be wearing the USA for the events we expect to do well," says Steve.
    
Like many Olympics-goers, the Currans had to register to be in a pool to get tickets. Though they didn't get into a few of the sports they wanted, like swimming and track and field, Sheila says they still feel fortunate.

"We didn't get all the events we wanted, but we're going to make a really good go of it and have a busy time down there," she says.

But the Olympic Games aren't the only festivities the Currans will be celebrating. Steve's 50th birthday was just last week. He'll be getting a gift that he'll remember for a lifetime.

"These are the best people in the world. Whatever sport it is, men, women, young or old, there's nobody better on that day. And having the opportunity to see these people in person, that'll be amazing."

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