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Philippe Candeloro

Figure Skater
Born Feb 17, 1972

Philippe Candeloro is a French figure skater who medalled at the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics.

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1972 Birth Born on February 17, 1972.
1979 7 Years Old Candeloro's early tastes ran more to action heroes than athletics, he too began to foster an interest in sports. At first, he liked swimming and elastic springboard. In 1979, at age seven, Candeloro began taking weekly skating lessons. … Read More


1988 16 Years Old By sixteen, Candeloro was receiving attention from both the French Federation and the international skating community. He participated in the closing ceremony at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old However, in October 1991, only months before the Games, he broke his leg and was forced to leave the national team and Olympic training squad.


1994 22 Years Old 1994 offered Candeloro another chance. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1998, however, Candeloro fought his way back to the top of the skating world with his "D'Artagnan" programme. … Read More


2006 34 Years Old During the 2006 Olympics, Candeloro stirred controversy by commenting that Olympic champion Shizuka Arakawa was "worth a bowl of rice" after rising to win the gold medal from third place. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2008 he started his farewell tour through France. … Read More
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