Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics.
She is a four-time World champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and twice World silver medalist (1982, 1986).
She applied for a fellowship at the White House, but told The Washington Post that she lost out to Clay Pell — who later became her fiance. In June, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced that Kwan was coming on board as a full-time staffer.
As a competitive figure skater, there was always one tiny moment just before the music began and I hit my pose, one second of absolute silence.
It turned out that all my life, I had been watched more thoroughly than I could ever have imagined – by a very different, uninvited audience.
The trouble started when a civil rights activist claimed in a German newspaper that I was an informer for the Stasi, the secret police, and that I had taken money from them.
Here’s a quick review of some of the skating greats of decades past and a look at where they are today: Nancy Kerrigan The Massachusetts native came in third in the 1992 Olympics and second at the 1994 Olympics, but she is probably best known for “The Whack Heard Round the World.” During the 1994 U. nationals, Tonya Harding’s ex-husband orchestrated an attack on Kerrigan.Asked about her low cut dresses and whether she had been asked to cover up, she said: 'No, but of course you read the comments...and I have the dresses especially made from one of my favourite designers in Germany.It was essential to issue as firm a denial as possible, and that meant getting hold of whatever official documents I could.Following a raft of comments on Twitter about Witt's risque outfits on the pre-watershed Sunday night show, German tabloid Bild hit back - with a story featuring pictures of over-exposed British glamour models Katie Price and Jodie Marsh.She told Der Spiegel: "They want to publish part of my file, but I want a stop put to this.