The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, has been inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and has received an Emmy Award nomination.
He captured the world’s attention 30 years ago with Olympic Gold performances in Saravejo. And today he inspires as a speaker, philanthropist, and cancer survivor. For all these reasons and more, we are proud to name Scott as Honorary Chair of SURVIVORville 2015! You won’t want to miss his inspiring message!
Among his many accomplishments, Hamilton placed 5th in the 1980 Olympics, World Champion (1981-1983), individual Gold at Skate America (1981), Male Athlete of the Year (1981), Olympic Spirit Award (1984), the Jacques Favart Award as the first solo male figure skater recipient (1988), induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame (1990) and privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1990).
As an author, Scott received notable critical praise for his New York Times best-selling autobiography Landing It, an intimate, candid and insightful look at his professional and personal life on and off the ice. His inspirational book, The Great Eight, was released in January 2009.
Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of his Olympic Gold in 2014, Scott continues to share his love and enthusiasm for ice skating as commentator for key competitions including Nationals, Worlds and the Olympics. He’s also tested his acting skills with film and television projects including Blades of Glory.
Along with having been a speaker at the inaugural SURVIVORville 2013, Scott participates in a wide variety of charitable events, including his own Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) through the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and Provision Healthcare Foundation in Knoxville, TN. He promotes his websites Chemocare.com and RadCare.org (in conjunction with CARES), his patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Network, and serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Scott also acts as an official spokesperson for Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Scott lives near Nashville with his wife Tracie and two sons – Aidan (10) and Maxx (6) – and loves spending spare time on a golf course wherever life finds him.