From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport.
By Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com Guide
|Jackson Haines - The Founder of Modern Figure Skating||First Olympic Figure Skating Events - 1908, London, England||Ulrich Salchow - 1908 Olympic Figure Skating Champion||The 1908 Olympics Was the Only Olympics Where Special Figures Took Place|
|Sonja Henie - 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympic Figure Skating Champion||Dick Button - 1948 and 1952 Olympic Figure Skating Champion||Barbara Ann Scott - Canada's First Olympic Figure Skating Champion 1948||1960 Squaw Valley, California - First Olympics to Be Broadcast on Television|
|1964 - The Protopovos Begin Russia's Pair Skating Olympic Gold Reign||1968 - First Winter Olympics Broadcast in Color||Ice Dancing Becomes an Olympic Figure Skating Event in 1976||1976 Figure Skating Women Olympic Medalists|