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Hamilton Says Olympic Spirit Safe

In another turn of skaters talking about Olympic politics, Scott Hamilton reportedly said that despite the political issues, the Olympics truly come down to the athletes and their stories, according to The National Ledger.

"You look back at people who tried to use the Olympics for their own personal agenda ... Adolf Hitler wanted to use the Berlin Olympics as a propaganda tool (for Aryan supremacy), but it didn't work out too well for him." Referring to the iconic, quadruple gold medal-winning African-American track star of the 1936 Games, he goes on, "When you think of Jesse Owens, and how the impact he made totally went to what they call 'The Great Olympic Moment,' and the athlete and the sport -- it was extraordinary."

Hamilton is planning on attending this summer's Olympics in Beijing.