Brian Boitano

United States Figure Skater
Born Oct 22, 1963

Brian Anthony Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985-1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed sixth.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on October 22, 1963.


1978 14 Years Old Brian Boitano first made his mark on the international scene when he won the bronze medal at the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, beating future rival Brian Orser for that medal.
1982 18 Years Old In 1982 Boitano became the first American to land a triple axel. … Read More


1984 20 Years Old Boitano placed second at the 1984 United States Figure Skating Championships, earning himself a trip to the 1984 Winter Olympics. … Read More
1985 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Boitano won the 1985 United States Figure Skating Championships, the first of his four titles.
He attempted a quadruple jump throughout the 1986–87 season and at the 1988 World Figure Skating Championships, but did not cleanly land the jump; he double-footed the landing on two occasions. … Read More
The 1987 World Championships were held in Cincinnati, giving defending World champion Boitano a home-field advantage. … Read More
…  He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. … Read More
1993 29 Years Old Boitano's lobby proved successful and in June 1993, the International Skating Union (ISU) introduced a clause, commonly known as the "Boitano rule," which allowed professionals to reinstate as "amateur" or "eligible" skaters. … Read More


1994 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Boitano reinstated as an amateur to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
1996 32 Years Old Boitano returned to the professional ranks afterwards. He was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1996.


2009 45 Years Old On August 23, 2009, Food Network debuted a new series entitled What Would Brian Boitano Make?, which borrows both its name and opening musical theme from the South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut song. … Read More
2013 49 Years Old In December 2013, Boitano was named to the United States delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, he told Associated Press that he had never wanted to come out until the delegation announcement. … Read More
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