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Scott Hamilton's Biography

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Scott Hamilton grew up in Ohio, the adopted son of Ernest and Dorothy Hamilton.

His father was a professor of biology and his mother was a teacher who became a counselor at university.

Scott Hamilton had a mystery disease that meant that he stopped growing when he was an infant. Scott Hamilton later claimed: "I found skating and it got me through that illness."
In 1976 Scott Hamilton won the National Junior Championship. It would be one of many titles including winning the Olympic Gold medal in men's ice skating in 1984.

Like Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton was trained by Mabel Fairbanks amongst others.

After retiring as a skater, Scott Hamilton won plaudits as a commentator and as co-founder, producer and one of the stars of "Stars on Ice". As well as his medical problems as a youngster Scott Hamilton has also had to overcome health problems in his adult life.

In 1997, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In 2004 a large tumour was found in his brain.

Scott Hamilton has written an autobiography entitled Landing It and another book, The Great Eight.

In Celebrity Apprentice in 2009, Scott Hamilton played for the charity, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Scott was the second candidate to be fired from Celebrity Apprentice.

Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie married in 2002.

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