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 Early in his childhood Candeloro enjoyed swimming and elastic springboard. In 1979, at age seven, he began taking weekly ice 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 Winter Olympics in Calgary and began to work with choreographer Natacha Dabadie.


1992 20 Years Old 1 More Event
His goal of competing at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France was derailed in October 1991 when he broke his leg. … Read More
1994 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Candeloro finished off the podium at the 1994 European Championships but a month later he won the bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
1995 23 Years Old Candeloro had mixed results in the following years. The bronze medalist at the 1995 World Championships in Birmingham, England, he placed ninth the next season at the 1996 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.
1997 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After finishing off the podium at three Europeans in a row, he won silver at the 1997 European Championships in Paris, France.
2000 28 Years Old Following his second Olympics, Candeloro turned pro and appeared in a wide variety of tours and professional competitions; in 2000, he became world champion... … Read More


2006 34 Years Old Candeloro has worked as a sports journalist. During the 2006 Olympics, Candeloro stirred controversy by commenting that Olympic champion Shizuka Arakawa was "worth a bowl of rice" after rising from third place to win the gold medal. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old In 2008, Candeloro was involved in the development of a namesake rose, the Philippe Candeloro rose with rose breeder Lyonnais Jean-Pierre Guillot.


2015 43 Years Old He narrowly escaped his death in the Villa Castelli helicopter collision in 2015, when he had to be forced to wait for one of the helicopters on the next flight due to over occupancy. … Read More
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