Best Winter Olympics Legends to Book for Speaking Engagements

The Winter Olympics is here again and many people are excited about the potential for some iconic performances in Beijing. There are many Olympic legends that have already made their mark on sports, however. These are some of the best Winter Olympics legends to book for speaking engagements. They talk about determination, the spirit of competition, overcoming adversity and more. 

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Angela Ruggiero is one of America’s most successful hockey players, medaling in four straight Winter Olympics with Team USA. Ruggiero was the first women to play a position on the ice other than goali...

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Apolo Anton Ohno is one of the most popular athletes in recent Winter Olympics history. He won eight medals in short track speed skating at the Olympics. Ohno competed at the 2002, 2006 and 2010...

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Bonnie Blair is one of the top speed skaters of all-time, having won five Olympic gold medals in speed skating for the United States from 1988 to 1994.  Blair was born in New York and raised in Champa...

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Brian Boitano is a former professional figure skater who represented the United States in various international competitions. Early in his amateur career Boitano won many competitions, including a bro...

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Cammi Granato is a Downers Grove, Illinois native and played in every world championship for the United States Women’s National Hockey Team from 1990 to 2005.  During that time she led the USA to a Go...

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Curtis Tomasevicz, a multi-talented athlete, played college football and competed for the United States in bobsledding. Tomasevicz is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning gold in the four-man bobsled...

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Dan Jansen is a retired professional speed skater who represented the United States in various international competitions including the Olympics. Originally from Wisconsin, Jansen took up skating at a...

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Dorothy Hamill is a beloved American Olympian. Her gold medal figure skating performance in 1976 has led to a life of influence.  From 1974-1976, Hamill was the U.S. champion.  She won World Champions...

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Eric Heiden put on one of the most impressive performances at a single Olympic Game in the history of the Games. Heiden is an American speed skater and to many is regarded as the greatest all-around a...

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Evan Lysacek is an American figure skater. Lysacek began skating at eight years old and originally wanted to play hockey. In 1996, Lysacek won the U.S. national title at the juvenile level. The follow...

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Jim Craig was the goalie for the legendary USA Hockey team that beat the heavily favored Soviet Union squad in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.  In that game he stopped an incredible 36 of 39 shots on g...

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Johnny Weir is a star on ice and one of the most decorated American male figure skaters in history. In 2001 he put his name on the map by capturing the 2001 World Junior Championship, which solidified...

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As an athlete, artist, author, wife, mother and philanthropist, Kristi embodies the word champion. Her motto is "Always Dream," and Kristi's accomplishments prove that dreams can come true with hard w...

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Lindsey Vonn is one of the most successful American skiers of all-time.  She has won four World Cup overall championships, only one of two women to do so.  Vonn also has a record eight World Cup title...

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Meryl Davis is a three-time Olympic medalist, four-time World Championships medalist, five-time Four Continents Championships medalist, six-time Grand Prix Final medalist, and eight-tine United States...

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We all remember those epic words.  “Do you believe in miracles!”  Those historic words have echoed through in the halls of history since they were uttered after the famous “Miracle on Ice” game in whi...

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Mitch Gaylord is a renowned gymnast. He began to train in gymnastics at a young age and over time he continued to improve his skills. That hard work paid off when he made his first U.S. National team...

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Nancy Kerrigan made a career for herself from figure skating. She began to skate when she was six years old at a local rink. In the next few years she developed her skills on the ice and by the time s...

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Noelle Pikus-Pace is a skeleton racer whose career began in 2001. Pikus-Pace won the women’s Skeleton World Cup overall title in 2004-05. After she won the silver medal in the women’s skeleton event a...

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Picabo Street is one of the most accomplished American alpine ski racers of all-time.  Street was a member of three Olympic teams and won gold in super G in 1998.  She also captured a silver in the do...

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Scott Hamilton is one of the most decorated men’s figure skaters in USA history. At the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Games he became an American hero after capturing gold in the men’s singles eve...

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Tara Lipinski is a former American figure skater from Pennsylvania. She currently holds the record for being the youngest Olympic gold medalist in ladies figure skating history after her per...