This One Figures To Be on Ice: Scott Hamilton

When we 're skating well, there 's this magic

The synthesis in figure skating of fairy-tale lyricism and plain physical power has always been problematic. Today, however, the split personality is more fractious than ever. Skaters take sides. "Athletics in men's figure skating has been neglected," says World Champion Scott Hamilton. "Sure, there's some dance in it, but we have to be athletes first. They call it an Olympic sport, not an Olympic art, don't they?" The puckish young man is one of the most accomplished skaters in history, but his view runs counter...

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