Name: Dan Jansen
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Event(s): 500-meter, 1,000
DOB: 6/17/1965
Birthplace: West Allis, Wis.
Hometown: West Allis, Wis.
High School: West Allis Central High School (West Allis, Wis.)
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1994); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Sarajevo 1984, 4th (500-meter), 16th (1,000)
  • Calgary 1988, DNF (500, 1,000)
  • Albertville 1992, 4th (500), 26th (1,000)
  • Lillehammer 1994, gold (1,000)
Personal: Son of Harry and Geraldine Jansen...Youngest of nine children...Grew up in a family of skating enthusiasts and competed in his first race at age 4...Youngest speedskater at the Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984...Won seven world cup titles, two world sprint championships and one Olympic gold medal throughout his career...Served as a motivational speaker and sales representative for an orthopedic equipment company...Father to two daughters, Olivia and Jane.