Inspiring Winter Olympics Moments
Scott Hamilton: World Class Overcomer
Scott Hamilton has spent most of his life overcoming adversity. At the age of two, the adopted Ohio native contracted a mystery disease that caused him to stop growing. At one point, Hamilton was given six months to live.
His troubles didn’t stop there. After embarking on a figure skating career, financial woes nearly stopped him from pursuing his dreams. Hamilton overcame that adversity to win gold in an inspiring performance at the 1984 Sarajevo Games.
Hamilton continues to inspire the world with his courage. He beat testicular cancer in 1997 and dealt with a benign brain tumor in 2004. Through it all, Hamilton has found strength in his Christian faith.
“God is there to guide you through the tough spots,” he says. “God is there every single time.”