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One of the most sought after keynote speakers and most popular figure skating stars in the world today, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor.

As the winner of sixteen consecutive championships after the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was heavily favored to take the Gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, and that is precisely what he did, despite an uncharacteristically tentative free skating routine. A month later, he went on to score a stunning victory at the World Championships in Ottawa, Canada. Shortly thereafter, in April of 1984, Scott turned professional.

As an author, Scott’s best-selling book, The Great Eight: How To Be Happy Even When You Have Every Reason To Feel Miserable was published in 2009. Scott also 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.

To add to a remarkable list of achievements, which now includes over 70 titles, awards, and honors, in 1990, Scott Hamilton was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. In that same year, he also became a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

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For over a decade, Scott Hamilton has inspired audiences at numerous events throughout the country, speaking to a wide variety of groups and organizations about his life and overcoming adversity.  He speaks over 30 times a year to audiences in size from 250 to 15,000.

Never ceasing to impress, his clarity about living the life he’s been given, Scott has inspired thousands of people at numerous engagements for such organizations as: Hilton Hotels, Bank of America, John Hancock Financial Network, MassMutual, Healthcare Management Systems, Institute for International Research, Elekta, Inc., America’s Second Harvest, the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Liberty Mutual, Peak Vista Community Health Centers annual “Breakfast of Champions,” the Toledo Children’s Hospital, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Goshen Health System, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Vincent Oncology Center, Pituitary Network Association, University of St. Thomas Lecture Series, Robert Wood Johnston University, the University of Chicago Hospital, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Congress of Oncology Nurses, Kansas City Life, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, CanCare of Houston, Inc., Nationwide Mutual Insurance, and Million Dollar Round Table to name but a few.

As a keynote speaker, Scott Hamilton exudes enthusiasm and inspiration.  As a figure skater, he is forever bridging the gap between sport and entertainment. As a role model, he contradicts the saying that “good guys finish last.” As a humanitarian, he avails himself to any plight that will improve mankind. But, more important, as a cancer survivor he is a constant reminder that with fortitude and determination, anything is possible. Scott’s much publicized bout with testicular cancer in 1997, and his 2004 diagnosis and 2010 recurrence of a benign, non-cancerous pituitary brain tumor, from which he has successfully recovered, has touched him with a special insight into life and the human condition.

Scott is an internationally acknowledged authority on figure skating and is a figure skating commentator for NBC. He is a popular guest on national news shows like the Today Show, and entertainment news programs such as Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, The Insider, Extra!, E! Entertainment, the TV Guide Channel, and Entertainment Tonight; and in various national news publications like People magazine.

Scott starred in the hit movie Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. He hosted Fox’s television series Skating with Celebrities and continues to produce the legendary ice skating tour Stars on Ice.  He is a favorite celebrity guest and has appeared on NBC’s hit series Celebrity Apprentice as a celebrity contestant, ABC’s prime time game show, Wanna Bet?, and was a celebrity juror on the nationally syndicated, Jury Duty.  He provided voice-over and appeared live in Nickelodeon’s Fairly Odd Parents.

As the winner of sixteen consecutive championships after the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was heavily favored to take the Gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, and that is precisely what he did, despite an uncharacteristically tentative free skating routine. A month later, he went on to score a stunning victory at the World Championships in Ottawa, Canada. Shortly thereafter, in April of 1984, Scott turned professional.

Scott participates in a wide variety of charitable events, beginning with his own foundation, the Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which includes offshoots, The Fourth Angel Network and his web site Chemocare.com (both in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic and CARES). He is a tireless supporter of Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and Mobile Medical Disaster Relief and Best Buddies, both of Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Monroe Carrell’s Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and an advisory committee for Special Olympics International.


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Scott Hamilton Video: I Am second


In this video, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton discusses how resilience, faith and tenacity helped him overcome a lifetime of adversity.

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Scott Hamilton has inspired audiences at numerous events throughout the country, speaking to a wide variety of groups and organizations about his life and overcoming adversity. One of the most sought after keynote speakers and most popular figure skating stars in the world today, he shares experiences, both fun and enlightening, bringing stories of inspiration and good times, and there may also be some moments of sadness and remembrance.

Topics Include:
    ◦Making Every Moment Count: Cancer Survival and Issues ◦Blessings in Disguise ◦Motivation: How the Short Person Can Rise Above Their Expectations ◦What I Learned from Seven Olympics: Sports speaker Scott Hamilton discusses lessons of work ethic and determination ◦The Meaning of LIFE: The Importance of Life Insurance




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Topics Include:
    ◦Making Every Moment Count: Cancer Survival and Issues ◦Blessings in Disguise ◦Motivation: How the Short Person Can Rise Above Their Expectations ◦What I Learned from Seven Olympics: Sports speaker Scott Hamilton discusses lessons of work ethic and determination ◦The Meaning of LIFE: The Importance of Life Insurance

Scott Hamilton Video: I Am second


In this video, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton discusses how resilience, faith and tenacity helped him overcome a lifetime of adversity.

Speech


Keynote Speech