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Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, Author of Finish First

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Today on The Neil Haley Show, The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, Author of Finish First.

Scott Hamilton is a U.S. Olympic gold medalist also known for his sports commentary and for raising cancer awareness.

Scott Hamilton pursued figure skating as a child, going on to win 15 consecutive championships and winning Olympic gold in 1984. 

Upon turning pro, he started the touring show Stars on Ice and worked as a skating commentator for television. 

Hamilton also works as a figure skating TV commentator and became an inductee into the halls of fame for the U.S. Olympics and the World Figure Skating Championships.

In 1997, Hamilton was diagnosed with testicular cancer, from which he recovered. Years later he also faced a brain tumor diagnosis, for which he underwent surgery in 2010 and recovered again. The athlete started the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative in 1999, with an emphasis on funding cancer research, sharing online information on chemotherapy and providing one-on-one mentorship for patients.

He married Traci Robinson in 2002, and the couple have two children.

In today’s society competition has gotten a bad rap. It’s commonplace now for everyone on the football field or on the basketball court to receive a trophy just for participating. There are no winners or losers.  In reality, competitiveness itself is not a negative trait, but learning how to win takes practice. Competition is in fact a good thing because it’s about working toward excellence.



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