Torvill and Dean - Ambassadors of Radford Care Group

Torvill and Dean - Ambassadors of Radford Care Group

Torvill and Dean – Ambassadors of Radford Care Group

How exciting!! Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have become Ambassadors for our Charity! We couldn't be more pleased, a very big welcome from us all!

(Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean) are British ice dancers and former British, European, Olympicand World champions. At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics the pair won gold and became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time after skating to Maurice Ravel's Boléro.[1][2] The pair turned professional following the 1984 World Championships.  The pair retired from competitive skating for good in 1998 when they toured one last time with their own show, Ice Adventures, before rejoining Stars on Ice for one more season. Their final routine was performed to Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years", a routine they had devised a few years earlier for competition. Although remaining close friends,the pair did not skate together again after 1994 until they were enticed out of retirement to take part in ITV's Dancing on Ice.

Both are from Nottingham, England, where the local National Ice Centre is accessed through a public area known as Bolero Square, in honour of the pair's Olympic achievements. In a UK poll conducted by Channel 4 in 2002, the British public voted Torvill and Dean's historic gold-medal-winning performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics as Number 8 in the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.[3]

Sarah Wilson

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