Dick Button was born in in New Jersey. He claimed the first of seven consecutive U. Championships at age 16, and won five World titles and back-to-back gold medals at the Winter Olympics before retiring from competition in Elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in , Button has remained in his sport's headlines as a prominent television analyst. Though his father, George, initially pushed his son toward ice hockey, he sent Button to train with ice-dancing coach Joe Carroll in Lake Placid, New York, during the summer of
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At age 16 Button became the youngest holder of the U. In addition, he captured the North American title in , , , and and the European championship in , the last year in which American skaters were permitted to compete. Button won the world championship five consecutive years — He also won gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland , and Oslo, Norway
Richard Totten " Dick " Button born July 18,  is an American former figure skater and skating analyst. He is a two-time Olympic champion , and five-time World champion — He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion.