Name: Bonnie Blair
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Event(s): 500-meter, 1,000, 1,500
DOB: 3/18/1964
Birthplace: Cornwall, N.Y.
Hometown: Champaign, Ill.
High School: Centennial High School (Champaign, Ill.)
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994); six-time Olympic medalist (5 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Sarajevo 1984, 8th (500-meter)
  • Calgary 1988, gold (500), bronze (1,000)
  • Albertville 1992, gold (500, 1,000)
  • Lillehammer 1994, gold (500, 1,000)
Personal: Daughter of Charlie and Eleanor Blair...Youngest of six children...Joined the U.S. National Speedskating Team after graduating from high school...Roughly 30 members of her family traveled to the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988 to watch her compete, becoming known as the “Blair Bunch” by the media...Was the first American woman to win five Olympic gold medals...Named Sportswoman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1994...Founded the Bonnie Blair Charitable Fund...Active supporter of the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association...Mother to two children.