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Look like an Olympian: Tara Lipinski shows you how to get a skater’s calves
It’s been nearly 16 years since figure skater Tara Lipinski won gold in ladies’ singles at just 15 years old, but the NBC Sports Olympics correspondent still works ridiculously hard to keep her lean figure. She shares her workout routine and shares her moves for strong calves and hips – a must for skaters.
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Tara Lipinski Teaches Natalie Morales to train like an Olympian
TODAY’s Natalie Morales joins Women’s Health fitness editor Jen Ator to figure out how Olympians get in tip-top shape.
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Tara Lipinski “Gourmet Gold Medal” Cook-off with Dorothy Hamill, Brian Boitano & Chad Hedrick
We’re celebrating the Winter Olympics with our “Gold Medal Gourmet” Cook-Off! Olympic Gold Medalists, Tara Lipinski and Chad Hedrick, skate out to a rink in our studio and have 30 minutes to spin their best cooking moves. Whose 30-minute meal will take the gold? That’s up to the legendary Dorothy Hamill and Brian Boitano!
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Closer Weekly Interview
1. Can you tell me in detail what your favorite Olympic memories are?
The moment I stepped into the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies with the US team. It was overwhelming. It was everything and more than I ever imagined it would be. Another memory that really stands out was stepping up onto the podium. Watching our flag go up, hearing our anthem play, and feeling so proud to be there representing the US. It was a surreal moment and maybe the first time I actually realized exactly what I just accomplished. I also remember going to the cafeteria the night I won, to celebrate with a late night McDonalds milkshake. The next thing I know someone says “Congratulations” and I look up to see The Great One, Wayne Gretzky standing in front of me. My night ended with an ice cream celebration with Wayne and his teammates. Amazing!
2. What was going through your mind when you were being awarded the gold medal?
Everything was so overwhelming from the minute I finished my skate. It was all a blur but when that medal went around my neck, time seemed to pause. I thought back to all the ups and downs, all of the hard work that went in, all of the support and sacrifice made by my parents and realized it was all worth it. Ten years of memories flooded into one moment. I just kept saying to myself “Don’t ever forget this moment” I wanted that feeling to last forever.
3. Is being in the Olympics an emotional experience and if so, why?
It is emotional because, more so than any other competition, it’s not just about you and your performance. You are there representing your country on such a large scale, in front of the entire world. It’s bigger than just you and your sport. The camaraderie between your teammates as well as athletes from other countries is an incredible experience.
4. What sports are you looking forward to seeing this year?
Well, figure skating obviously. I’ve known many of these skaters for a long time and I can’t wait to see them fulfill their dreams in Sochi. I also love to watch hockey, so I will be sneaking into as many games as I can!
5. Tell us about what you will be doing at the Olympics this year? Excited to there one again and be broadcasting for NBC this year?
I have joined NBC as an analyst and broadcaster, so I will be covering all the live figure skating with my co-pilot Johnny Weir. Being in the booth with Johnny has been such a blast and we hope to bring lots of fun to the skating coverage at the Olympics.
I have competed at the Games and have also gone as a spectator but going back in this capacity as a commentator is truly exciting. Being able to combine all of my Olympic experiences will hopefully present a unique view point for those watching.
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Tara Lipinski: Saturday Night Live Parody
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Tara Lipinski and Mario Lopez Talk About The Winter Olympics
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