Scott Hamilton Is Figure Skating Apprentice

January 11, 2009
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Meet Scott Hamilton, an American professional figure skater who won a gold medal in the Men’s Singles event of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. See photos, video and a biography of Scott Hamilton here.

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Scott has been selected as one of the cast members of the 2009 season of the award-winning NBC reality show Celebrity Apprentice which will premiere on March 1st. Some of the other members are: Clint Black, Andrew Dice Clay, professional poker player Annie Duke, Tom Green, motorcycle enthusiast Jesse James, professional suitcase holder Claudia Jordan and socialite Khloe Kardashian.

Presiding over the news conference, Donald Trump insisted the cast was bigger, better, hotter than ever.

“There are some major superstars in this group,” he declared.

As a biography, Scott Hamilton was born on August 28, 1958 in Bowling Green, Ohio so his age is 50. He attended Kenwood Elementary School and suffered from an unknown illness in his childhood which restricted physical growth. He started training with a former Olympic champion Pierre Brunet, at the age of just 13.

Hamilton was included in the U.S. National Team when he finished third in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He carried the National Flag during the opening ceremony of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Scott was such an exceptional skater that starting from the 1981 U.S. Championships, he never lost a figure skating event. His major wins include the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships, 1982 and 1983 U.S. Championships and the 1984 Winter Olympics. There was even a Tour named after him which is now known as Stars on Ice.

Scott was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990.

Talking about media, Hamilton has been a regular on the screen. He did commentary for CBS for many years and then joined NBC. In 2006, he was given the job to host a FOX show called ‘Skating with Celebrities‘. His other appearances include Wanna Bet?, The Fairly OddParents, King of the Hill and now Celebrity Apprentice.

In his personal life, Scott is married to Tracie Robinson who is a nutritionist. The couple have two sons.

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Photos: WENN

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