Top 13 U.S. Winter Olympians

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Brian Boitano, Figure Skating

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The 1988 Winter Games in Calgary was the highlight of an illustrious career for three-time Olympian Brian Boitano. It was a “Battle of the Brians,” with Boitano edging out his fiercest competitor, Canadian skater Brian Orser, for the gold in men’s singles. After some years skating professionally—and a rule change made by the International Skating Union in 1992, allowing professionals to be reinstated as eligible Olympic skaters—Boitano staged a comeback. In 1994, at age 30, he competed in Lillehammer but placed sixth. Post-Olympics, he toured with “Champions on Ice.” More recently, he has become a Food Network personality, as host of “What Would Brian Boitano Make?” The title of the show, which first aired in August 2009 and begins again in March, plays off a song called “What Would Brian Boitano Do” from the 1999 South Park movie.


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