Scott Hamilton


Scott Hamilton Olympic Gold Medalist, Best-Selling Author and Cancer Survivor

Scott Hamilton is the living example that “Good guys CAN finish first!!” He is an Olympic Champion, a cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father and eternal optimist. Scott knows the feeling that you get when you win, and he wants to share that feeling with as many people as possible. He is investing his life in helping people win victory in every aspect of life.

After winning Olympic gold in Sarajevo in 1984, Scott went on to found and headline in Stars on Ice, which is still touring 20+ years later. He regularly provides analysis for NBC Figure Skating competition coverage. His two books, Landing It and more recently, The Great Eight, How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable) have both earned critical praise.

Following his mother’s passing from and his survival of cancer, Scott launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship) with a mission to improve cancer patient survivorship by supporting world-class cancer research and the highest quality patient treatment and care. The Foundation, in association with programs he created at the Cleveland Clinic, supports two cancer education websites— and (founded in partnership with the Provision Center for Proton Therapy) and the patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Mentoring Program, dedicated to providing user-friendly information and personalized support to cancer patients, survivors and their families. In addition, he will soon break ground on the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center outside of Nashville, a significant step towards a progressive new vision in cancer advocacy, awareness, and treatment.

In 2014, he founded the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, in partnership with the NHL’s Nashville Predators, at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN. In hopes of rebuilding figure skating from the ground up, he has structured his programs in fresh and fun ways to help students fall in love with skating as he did as a child. He can frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate and Advanced students, delighting in the fact that skating in Nashville is quickly becoming something whole families enjoy doing together.

Scott has a passion for seeing everyone finish first, regardless of where they start in life. He serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Provision Center for Proton Therapy. He’s an active supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Best Buddies. He lives outside of Nashville with his wife Tracie and their four children.

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Event Reviews

“Scott’s appearance at our company pep rally was just what we hoped for. He tailored his talk to meet our needs, and the presentation he gave was perfect. Our associates were energized by his message and his positive outlook. And they were thrilled to have an Olympic champion in their presence. We appreciate Scott’s flexibility in working with us, and we look forward to working with him again! “  

— Third Federal Savings & Loan

“Scott Hamilton’s celebrity is only surpassed by his kindness and ability to connect with audiences.  A seasoned communicator, Scott’s self-deprecating style, vulnerability and stage presence has the power to move, evoke smiles and most importantly — pulls audiences forward into their seats and towards something that matters.  And working with Scott is a joy since he is collaborative, focused and motivated.”

— Innovation Strategy, VML 

"He had the people asking for more."

— CardinalHealth


  • Surviving the cancer cure | Scott Hamilton | TEDxKC: 15.68 min

  • Keynote Speaker: Scott Hamilton - Presented by Speak Inc.: 9.97 min




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