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Witt Has Final Performance

The Associated Press is reporting that two-time Olympic champion Katarina Witt has completed her show career with one last performance as Carmen, an ice role she made famous during the 1988 Olympics.

The final performance was part of a farewell tour that ended Tuesday night.

Witt on Tuesday showed a video montage of her career that dated back to when longtime coach Jutta Mueller first began to groom the five-year-old for ice skating glory. In her show, she revisited another famous routine to the Pete Seeger folk song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."

Witt performed an arrangement of the peace song at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, during a short-lived comeback in competition. The music was directed toward the people of war-torn Sarajevo – the site of her first Olympic gold medal in 1984.

Witt said leaving the ice for the last time was easier than expected.

"I'm doing well," she said. "Not as many tears fell as I maybe feared."

Witt has skated in her own show, "Witt and Boitano Skating," as well as other shows such as "Stars on Ice."

If anyone has any video or photos of Witt's final show, feel free to send them in and I'll post to the blog.