Robin Cousins Olympic athlete

Robert "Robin" Cousins (born 17 August 1957 in Bristol) is a British retired competitive figure skater. He is the 1980 Olympic Champion, the 1980 European champion, a three-time (1978, 1979 & 1980) World medalist and four-time (1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980) British national champion. He later starred in ice shows and also produced his own. He has also appeared in theatre productions, including in the West End, and has commentated on figure skating events for the BBC. Since 2006 he has been on the panel of judges on ITV's Dancing on Ice and currently takes the position of head judge. From a sporting family (his father was a goalkeeper for Millwall) of Bristol, England, Robin Cousins took to figure skating very early after skating for the first time at Westover Road Ice Rink in Bournemouth. He won his first national title in 1969 at the age of twelve on the novice level. By age fourteen, he was Britain's junior champion, and he made his international debut that same year. As a young skater, Cousins also did ice dancing at the same time as singles, his first coach being a dancer. He was later coached by Carlo Fassi. Cousins is able to spin in both directions.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 17th, 1957
Nationality
United Kingdom
Places lived
Bristol , United Kingdom
pop. 428,100 (2011)

Family

Parents

Movie performances

1. Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 2 (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

Awards

Top cast

2. Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Tribute Show (2006)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Robin Lough

Awards

Top cast

Regular TV appearances

1. Dancing on Ice

Family, Reality-TV
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Reality show judge
ITV
STV
TV3
UTV
7, 8, 9
2006-01-08
ITV
January 14th, 2006 March 9th, 2014 10 English

Guest TV appearances

GMTV

Program genre

News
Talk show

External resources

GMTV is a TV program in UK.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S18-E11 January 11th, 2010

Noel's Telly Years

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E12 March 26th, 1997

The Alan Titchmarsh Show

Program genre

Variety show
Talk show
Entertainment

Official site

External resources

The Alan Titchmarsh Show is a British daytime chat show presented by Alan Titchmarsh. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2007 and currently airs on weekday afternoons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E50 March 20th, 2009

The Big Show

Program genre

Comedy
Variety show

External resources

The Big Show is an American comedy-variety-musical television series produced and broadcast by NBC for several months in 1980.nThe series aimed to revitalize the moribund variety television genre, which had been in a downward spiral for several years. The Big Show took its title seriously, using a huge stage set and filling a 90-minute time-slot, with at least one two-hour installment broadcast. It was in many respects a revival and television adaptation of The Big Show, which had aired on the NBC Radio Network from 1950 to 1951 and likewise was a big-budget, 90-minute weekly variety show designed to prevent old-time radio from fading into history.nAlthough the first broadcast received high ratings, poor reviews and low ratings of succeeding episodes resulted in the program being cancelled after only a few months. The series nonetheless was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Costume Design.nRegular performers included Joe Baker, Graham Chapman, Mimi Kennedy, Shabba-Doo and Pamela Myers. Guest hosts included Steve Allen, Nell Carter, David Copperfield, Geoffrey Holder, Gary Coleman, and Sid Caesar.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 June 3rd, 1980

The Saturday Picture Show

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E06 May 31st, 1986

This Is Your Life

Program genre

Biographical film
Documentary film
Reality television

External resources

This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964, and then from 1969 until his death in 1987 aged 64. Michael Aspel then took up the role of host until the show ended in 2003. It returned in 2007 as a one-off special presented by Trevor McDonald, which to date was its most recent airing.nIn the show the host surprises a special guest, before taking them through their life with the assistance of the 'big red book'. Both celebrities and non-celebrities have been 'victims' of the show. The show was originally broadcast live, and over its run it has alternated between being broadcast on the BBC and on ITV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E12 December 26th, 1980

Olympic medals

1980 Winter Olympics Lake Placid

The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, was a multi-sport event which was celebrated from February 13, through February 24, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. This was the second time the Upstate New York village hosted the Games, after 1932. The only other candidate city to bid for the Games was Vancouver-Garibaldi, British Columbia, Canada; which withdrew before the final vote. The mascots of the Games were "Roni" and "Ronny", two raccoons. The mask-like rings on a raccoon's face recall the goggles and hats worn by many athletes in winter sports. The sports were played at the Olympic Center, Whiteface Mountain, Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Bobsled Run, the Olympic Ski Jumps, the Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, and the Lake Placid High School Speed Skating Oval.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Figure Skating - Men's Singles

Awards won

1980 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
BBC Sport

Wikipedia

Check Robin Cousins on wikipedia.

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