Name: Scott Hamilton
Sport: Figure Skating
Event(s): Singles
DOB: 8/28/1958
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Hometown: Bowling Green, Ohio
High School: Hononegah High School (Bowling Green, Ohio)
College: Bowling Green State University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1980, 1984); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Lake Placid 1980, 5th (singles)
  • Sarajevo 1984, gold (singles)
Personal: Was adopted at 6 weeks old...Son of Ernest and Dorothy Hamilton...Parents were both college professors...At 2 years old, his body struggled to digest food properly, so he began ice skating for exercise and his condition began to improve...Moved to Illinois to train with skating coach Pierre Brunet...Is a cancer survivor and activist, founding several education and survivorship programs...Founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy in Tennessee...Wrote three books: “Landing It” in 1999, “The Great Eight (How to be Happy Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable)” in 2009 and “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything” in 2018...Appeared on the NBC show “Celebrity Apprentice”...Father to four children, Maxx, Aidan, Jean Paul and Evelyne.