Frozen Assets: The New Order of Figure Skating
In a sport played by tens of thousands, watched by millions and worth nearly half a billion, only a chosen few guide the dynasty that is figure skating. This is their story -- with others along the way. Once considered a genteel pastime, figure skating in the current day is big business both on and off the ice. It is a sport controlled by an elite group of individuals who attract the public's attention, rule the sport's direction, receive the most accolades and have the power to banish others from, or admit them to, the kingdom. These personalities are a mix of skating royalty, business titans and politicians. As the viewing public learned during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, skating is a world filled with stars, scandals and social tiers. Frozen Assets takes you both front row and backstage in the skating world. There are the luminaries -- Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Tara Lipinski and Michelle Kwan. There are the power brokers who populate International Management Group and Tom Collins Enterprises. There are the almighty officials of the International Skating Union. There are the working stiffs. And there are the media and the fans watching it all.
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