Finished third at the 1980 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, earning him a place on the U.S. Olympic team ... Finished in fifth place at the 1980 Winter Olympics, where he also had the honor of carrying the American flag in the opening ceremony ... Won gold at the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships ... Captured the gold again in 1982 and 1983 at the U.S. and World championships, and won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games ... Won the World championship in 1984 and then turned professional in April 1984 ... Was the World professional champion in 1984, and won several professional titles throughout the 1990s ... Has worked as a television analyst for the U.S. Championships and for the Olympics ... Created a professional ice revue, The Scott Hamilton America Tour, which evolved into Stars on Ice ... Received the U.S. Olympic Committee's first Olympic Spirit Award in 1987 and the International Skating Union's (ISU) highest honor of merit, the Jacques Favart Award, in 1988 ... Has been diagnosed with cancer three times--in 1997, 2004 and 2010-- beating the disease each time ... Works as a lifetime spokesperson for the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and is the founder of the Scott Hamilton CARES (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) Initiative.