Olympic Figure Skater Undergoes Brain Surgery

BOSTON (AP) – Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is

undergoing surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.

Hamilton's agent, David Baden, says the 51-year-old skater was

having surgery Wednesday at a Boston hospital and was expected to

make a full recovery.

Doctors discovered the tumor near Hamilton's pituitary gland in

2004. He underwent a successful procedure to have the tumor shrunk,

but it grew back and forced him to have the surgery to remove it.

Hamilton is a four-time world champion, who capped his career

with a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo.


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