Olympics 1998

Leading up to the Olympics, Tara became the youngest National and World Champion, as well as the first skater to win two consecutive Grand Prix Final titles in 1997 and 1998.

At the age of 15, Tara took home the Gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. She became the youngest individual Gold Medalist ever in Winter Games history.
The record was previously held since 1928 by Figure Skater Sonja Henie.

Tara skated a flawless program during the Olympics, which included seven triples and her signature triple loop/triple loop jump combination.
Known for her technical abilities and breaking records, Tara became the first female to land a triple loop triple loop in competition.

Long Program | Short Program


As the youngest person ever to hold the title of U.S., World, and Olympic Champion, Tara turned professional at 15. After winning the gold medal during the 1998 Nagano Olympics she went on to tour and compete professionally. She toured with Champions on Ice and went on to headline Stars on Ice along with Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamaguchi for several years.

Tara skated in over 300 live shows including hit made for TV pro team competitions like Ice Wars that aired on CBS. Teaming up with CBS again, Tara produced and starred in her own two hour special entitled “Tara Lipinski: From This Moment On.” She then became the youngest skater to take home gold at the World Professional Championship. Tara went on to win every competition she entered during her professional career.

Tara is also a special correspondent for Extra TV and has done coverage for two highly rated NBC affiliates, WDIV in Detroit and WHDH in Boston. She is looking forward to continuing her broadcast and journalistic career.



• NBC Commentator and Analyst
• 2010-2012 Universal Sports – Broadcaster and Analyst
• Extra – Special Correspondent
• WDIV NBC – Special Correspondent


• 1998 Winter Olympics – 1st
• 1998 Champions Series Final – 1st
• 1997 World Championships – 1st
• 1997 Champions Series Final – 1st
• 1997 U.S. Nationals – 1st
• 1996 U.S Nationals – 3rd

• 2001 World Ice Challenge – 1st
• 1999 World Professional Championships – 1st
• 1999 Ice Wars – 1st
• 1999 Pro Super Teams Challenge – 1st
• 1998 Jefferson Pilot Professional Championships – 1st
• 1998 Ice Wars – 1st
• 1998 Skate TV Championships – 1st


• Youngest Skater Inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame (2006)
• Youngest Individual Gold Medalist in Winter Olympic history (1998)
• Youngest Ladies Olympic Figure Skating Champion (1998)
• Youngest Ladies World Figure Skating Champion (1997)
• Youngest Ladies US National Figure Skating Champion (1997)
• Youngest Ladies ISU Champion Series Gold Medalist (1997)
• Youngest Ladies World Professional Figure Skating Champion (1999)
• Youngest Athlete in any discipline to win Gold at the US Olympic Festival (1994)
• Youngest Ladies Figure Skating Gold Medalist at the US Olympic Festival (1994)
• First woman to land a triple loop – triple loop jump combination in competition (1997)
• First woman to land two triple – triple jump combinations at the Olympics (1998)


Major Tours – Headliner
• US Stars on Ice
• Canadian Stars on Ice
• Champions on Ice
• Canada Skate with Elvis
• Miracle Match Charity Tour

Tara headlined the above tours and over a six year period performed in over three hundred live shows in the US and Canada

Televised Skating Specials
• Tara Lipinski – Hip Hop on Ice
• Tara Lipinski – From This Moment
• Women of the Games
• Celebration of Gold
• Fire on Ice
• Divas on Ice
• Improv on Ice
• Too Hot to Skate
• Christmas at Rockefeller Center
• All Star Olympic Salute
• Ice Girls
• An Evening with Champions

During Tara’s amateur and professional career she has participated in over thirty televised skating specials and shows


• Grammy Awards – Presenter
• Academy Awards
• Entertainment Tonight (correspondent)
• Extra TV  (correspondent)
• 2013 Miss Universe – Judge
• Miss Teen USA – Judge
• Teen Choice Awards (Three times)
• Oprah
• The Today Show (several times)
• The Early Show
• Good Morning America (several times)
• CBS This Morning (several times)
• The Tonight Show (twice)
• Late Show with David Letterman (several times)
• The Wayne Brady Show
• VH-1
• Fox
• E! News Live
• The Rosie O’Donnell Show
• Donnie and Marie
• Live! With Regis and Kathy Lee
• Primetime Live
• Wolf Blitzer Reports
• Young and the Restless
• 7th Heaven
• Malcolm in the Middle
• Still Standing


• Mattel
• McDonald’s
• Minute Maid
• Campbell’s Soup
• Kleenex
• Kodak
• Hallmark
• Kellogg’s
• Office Depot
• Smuckers
• Snapple
• Target
• Thermasilk
• Capezio
• Charles Schwab
• Chevrolet
• Coca-Cola
• Dairy Farmers “Got Milk”
• Diamond Institute
• Alberto VO5
• Harlick Boots
• Limited Too
• Mondor Sportswear
• Spotlight Health

Charity Involvement
• The Boys and Girls Clubs of America
• My Anti-drug – White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
• The Candies Foundation
• The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
• The Childhood Leukemia Foundation
• St. Jude’s Research Hospital
• Texas Childrens Hospital


Books (Authorized)
• Triumph on Ice – An Autobiography
• Totally Tara – An Olympic Journey

Magazine Covers and Pictorials
• People
• Teen People
• Hollywood Life
• Sports Illustrated
• Vogue
• InStyle
• Newsweek
• Time
• Angelino
• LA Confidential
• Parade
• McCall’s
• TV Guide
• Nickelodeon
• Rosie

Tara has graced the covers of over thirty magazines


• US Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year
• US Olympic Committee Mary Lou Retton Award
• Women in Sports Award
• American Academy of Achievement Golden Eagle Award
• US Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year
• Teen Choice Awards Favorite Female Athlete
• Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Favorite Female Sports Star (twice)