Olympic and World Champion figure skater and now broadcaster Tara Lipinski, talks about her heroes and mentors in her iceskating and television careers, her opinions on Russian cheating in the sport, and shares the music soundtrack of her life.

The Sound of Success with Nic Harcourt by Nude & Ginger

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Tara Lipinski is the 1997 world champion and 1998 Olympic champion in women's singles figure skating. She was the first woman to complete a triple loop, triple loop combination jump in front of judges, and when she turned professional, she won every competition she entered during her professional skating career. Her second career as a broadcast commentator and tv host began when she joined NBC, teaming up with commentator Terry Gannon and her now good friend Johnny Weir, she bought a bright, fresh, fun, and accessible approach to figure skating commentary that she has now expanded into a larger role as an analyst for both the winter and summer Olympics. In her conversation here with Nic, Tara talks about her admiration and respect for Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton, transitioning into her broadcast career with Johnny Weir, and shares her opi ... 

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