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Figure skating was first contested as an Olympic sport at the 1908 Summer Olympics, in London, United Kingdom. As this traditional winter sport could be conducted indoors, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved its inclusion in the Summer Olympics program. It was featured a second time at the Antwerp Games, after which it was permanently transferred to the program of the Winter Olympic Games, first held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.

In London, figure skating was presented in four events: men's singles, women's singles, men's special figures, and mixed pairs. The special figures contest was won by Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal. He remains the event's sole winner, as it was subsequently dropped from the program. Once a demonstration event at Grenoble 1968, ice dancing has been an official medal-awarding Olympic figure skating event since it was introduced in 1976.

Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström—who competed in four consecutive Olympics, from the 1920 Summer Games to the 1932 Winter Games—is the overall medal leader in the sport, having collected four medals. He is the only man to have won three consecutive singles gold medals, and one of five sportspeople to win medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Grafström followed the footsteps of countryman Ulrich Salchow, the first Olympic champion and creator of the jump bearing his name, who later became president of the International Skating Union (ISU). Eleven figure skaters have won three medals: Sonja Henie (Norway) and Irina Rodnina (Soviet Union), winners of three consecutive titles in the ladies' singles (1928–1936) and pairs (1972–1980) events, respectively; Pierre Brunet and wife Andrée Brunet (France), 1928–1932 pairs champions; Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo (China), the 2010 pairs gold medalists; ice dancers Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko (Soviet Union and Unified Team); Artur Dmitriev (Unified Team and Russia); Evgeni Plushenko (Russia) and Beatrix Loughran (United States), medalist in both singles and pairs.

Besides Grafström and Henie, only Karl Schäfer (Austria), Dick Button (United States), and Katarina Witt (East Germany) successfully defended their singles titles. Rodnina's two-time partner Alexander Zaitsev, Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov (Soviet Union), in the pairs, and Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov (Russia), in ice dance, also retained their gold medals. Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov are also two-time Olympic champions: they won the pairs competition in 1988 for the Soviet Union, and repeated the victory at the Lillehammer Games representing Russia.

As of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States leads the medal count with a total of 46 medals: 14 gold, 16 silver, and 16 bronze. Canada and Russia are tied with 22 medals — although Russia has won more gold medals (12 versus 4) — while Austria is the third National Olympic Committee (NOC) country with the most medals, at 20. On two occasions, one country accomplished a medal sweep: Sweden in the 1908 men's singles, and the United States in the 1956 men's singles. From 1964 to 2006, Russian figure skaters—representing the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, or Russia—have always won a gold medal in the pairs event, in what is the longest series of victories for one country in one event. A total of 240 medals (81 gold, 79 silver, and 80 bronze) have been won by figure skaters representing 25 NOC countries.



Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London Ulrich Salchow (SWE) Richard Johansson (SWE) Per Thorén (SWE)
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp Gillis Grafström (SWE) Andreas Krogh (NOR) Martin Stixrud (NOR)
1924 Chamonix Gillis Grafström (SWE) Willy Böckl (AUT) Georges Gautschi (SUI)
1928 St. Moritz Gillis Grafström (SWE) Willy Böckl (AUT) Robert van Zeebroeck (BEL)
1932 Lake Placid Karl Schäfer (AUT) Gillis Grafström (SWE) Montgomery Wilson (CAN)
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Karl Schäfer (AUT) Ernst Baier (GER) Felix Kaspar (AUT)
1948 St. Moritz Dick Button (USA) Hans Gerschwiler (SUI) Edi Rada (AUT)
1952 Oslo Dick Button (USA) Helmut Seibt (AUT) James Grogan (USA)
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Hayes Alan Jenkins (USA) Ronnie Robertson (USA) David Jenkins (USA)
1960 Squaw Valley David Jenkins (USA) Karol Divín (TCH) Donald Jackson (CAN)
1964 Innsbruck Manfred Schnelldorfer (EUA) Alain Calmat (FRA) Scott Allen (USA)
1968 Grenoble Wolfgang Schwarz (AUT) Timothy Wood (USA) Patrick Péra (FRA)
1972 Sapporo Ondrej Nepela (TCH) Sergei Chetverukhin (URS) Patrick Péra (FRA)
1976 Innsbruck John Curry (GBR) Vladimir Kovalev (URS) Toller Cranston (CAN)
1980 Lake Placid Robin Cousins (GBR) Jan Hoffmann (GDR) Charles Tickner (USA)
1984 Sarajevo Scott Hamilton (USA) Brian Orser (CAN) Jozef Sabovčík (TCH)
1988 Calgary Brian Boitano (USA) Brian Orser (CAN) Viktor Petrenko (URS)
1992 Albertville Viktor Petrenko (EUN) Paul Wylie (USA) Petr Barna (TCH)
1994 Lillehammer Alexei Urmanov (RUS) Elvis Stojko (CAN) Philippe Candeloro (FRA)
1998 Nagano Ilia Kulik (RUS) Elvis Stojko (CAN) Philippe Candeloro (FRA)
2002 Salt Lake City Alexei Yagudin (RUS) Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) Timothy Goebel (USA)
2006 Turin Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) Stéphane Lambiel (SUI) Jeffrey Buttle (CAN)
2010 Vancouver Evan Lysacek (USA) Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) Daisuke Takahashi (JPN)
2014 Sochi Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) Patrick Chan (CAN) Denis Ten (KAZ)

Special figuresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London Nikolai Panin (RU1) Arthur Cumming (GBR) Geoffrey Hall-Say (GBR)



Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London Madge Syers (GBR) Elsa Rendschmidt (GER) Dorothy Greenhough-Smith (GBR)
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp Magda Julin (SWE) Svea Norén (SWE) Theresa Weld (USA)
1924 Chamonix Herma Szabo (AUT) Beatrix Loughran (USA) Ethel Muckelt (GBR)
1928 St. Moritz Sonja Henie (NOR) Fritzi Burger (AUT) Beatrix Loughran (USA)
1932 Lake Placid Sonja Henie (NOR) Fritzi Burger (AUT) Maribel Vinson (USA)
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Sonja Henie (NOR) Cecilia Colledge (GBR) Vivi-Anne Hultén (SWE)
1948 St. Moritz Barbara Ann Scott (CAN) Eva Pawlik (AUT) Jeannette Altwegg (GBR)
1952 Oslo Jeannette Altwegg (GBR) Tenley Albright (USA) Jacqueline du Bief (FRA)
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Tenley Albright (USA) Carol Heiss (USA) Ingrid Wendl (AUT)
1960 Squaw Valley Carol Heiss (USA) Sjoukje Dijkstra (NED) Barbara Roles (USA)
1964 Innsbruck Sjoukje Dijkstra (NED) Regine Heitzer (AUT) Petra Burka (CAN)
1968 Grenoble Peggy Fleming (USA) Gabriele Seyfert (GDR) Hana Mašková (TCH)
1972 Sapporo Beatrix Schuba (AUT) Karen Magnussen (CAN) Janet Lynn (USA)
1976 Innsbruck Dorothy Hamill (USA) Dianne de Leeuw (NED) Christine Errath (GDR)
1980 Lake Placid Anett Pötzsch (GDR) Linda Fratianne (USA) Dagmar Lurz (FRG)
1984 Sarajevo Katarina Witt (GDR) Rosalynn Sumners (USA) Kira Ivanova (URS)
1988 Calgary Katarina Witt (GDR) Elizabeth Manley (CAN) Debi Thomas (USA)
1992 Albertville Kristi Yamaguchi (USA) Midori Ito (JPN) Nancy Kerrigan (USA)
1994 Lillehammer Oksana Baiul (UKR)

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Chen Lu (CHN)
1998 Nagano Tara Lipinski (USA) Michelle Kwan (USA) Chen Lu (CHN)
2002 Salt Lake City Sarah Hughes (USA) Irina Slutskaya (RUS) Michelle Kwan (USA)
2006 Turin Shizuka Arakawa (JPN) Sasha Cohen (USA) Irina Slutskaya (RUS)
2010 Vancouver Yuna Kim (KOR) Mao Asada (JPN) Joannie Rochette (CAN)
2014 Sochi Adelina Sotnikova (RUS) Yuna Kim (KOR) Carolina Kostner (ITA)
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