Brian Boitano

The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line.

“The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on … Read More

I love skating. I love the speed, the power, the excitement, the feeling that — even for just a moment — I can defy gravity and fly through the air. And I love the way that a great skating performance, like any work of art, can move an audience to laughter or tears.

“I love skating. I love the speed, the power, the excitement, the feeling that — even for just a moment — I can defy gravity … Read More

Kids don’t know the language of figure skating. If you ask them to do a compulsory figure, they don’t know how to, and that’s so important for the edge quality. I think that’s why the older skaters are still as popular as they are – because they have that quality that people are missing in this generation.

“Kids don’t know the language of figure skating. If you ask them to do a compulsory figure, they don’t know how to, and that’s so … Read More

From an athlete’s perspective, to cancel the Olympics in regards to the threats would be absolutely devastating – especially since the Olympics – it’s really about people meeting together through sports and putting aside their countries’ differences for that time.

“From an athlete’s perspective, to cancel the Olympics in regards to the threats would be absolutely devastating – especially since the Olympics – it’s really … Read More

On the lip of the Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted to do that. My very first TV special out of the Olympics was on a glacier in Alaska. Right after that one, I went and pitched this idea to skate in three National Parks. Like Voyageurs National Park, because it freezes over and you have these little islands that you can skate around. [The networks] were like, ‘Way too expensive.’

“On the lip of the Grand Canyon. I’ve always wanted to do that. My very first TV special out of the Olympics was on a … Read More