Friday, February 29, 2008

USOC Olympic Hall of Fame

So Brian Boitano has made the finalist list for the 2008 USOC Hall of Fame class! You can read his Olympic Bio below as well as vote for Brian by clicking the button that follows.

Brian Boitano is a two-time World Champion figure skater (1986 and 1988) and a four-time United States National Champion. In 1988, during the battle of the Brians at the Olympic Games in Calgary, Boitano earned an Olympic gold medal. Boitano also won six World Professional Championship titles. Boitano’s place on the ice is solidified by his legacy as the first American skater to land a triple axel, the ‘Tano triple lutz, and the record nine perfect marks of 6.0 earned at the U.S. Championships.

Boitano starred in multiple touring ice shows and won an Emmy for his performance in “Carmen on Ice.” In 1992, Boitano skated with Dorothy Hammill at the Superbowl XXVI half time performance, “Winter Magic.” In 1994, Boitano returned to amateur status to skate at the 1994 Olympic Games at Lillehammer, where he placed sixth. Boitano was elected to the World and U.S. Figure Skating Halls of Fame in 1996. As a professional, Boitano toured 11 seasons with John Hancock’s Champions on Ice Tour. He currently owns his own skating production company, White Canvas Productions, where he serves as Artistic Director.

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