Scott Hamilton has overcome childhood disease, testicular cancer and brain tumors to continue showing the world the meaning of courage, tenacity and a positive outlook. In 1980 Scott was selected to carry the US flag in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Scott was US National Champion and World Champion from 1981-1984 and the 1984 Olympic Champion. He was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990. Scott toured briefly with "Ice Capades' before he founded "Scott Hamilton's American Tour," which ultimately became "Stars on Ice." Scott served as headlining performer and producer of "Stars on Ice" for many years and has made countless TV and film appearances, including his work as a tv skating analyst. Skater Kurt Browning has been known to refer to Scott as "Skate God for Life."
Scott, known for his perpetual smile and positive outlook, has written several books about the power of positive thinking in overcoming challenges. He supports numerous charities, including Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S., which provides support and resources for cancer patients. Scott has also founded the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy in the Nashville, TN area. Scott and his wife Tracie have four children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti. Scott's famous motto is, "The only disability is a bad attitude," and it truly is something he lives by.