Main content

Skating's Battle of the Brians

The 1988 Winter Olympic showdown between American Brian Boitano and Canadian Brian Orser.

In 1988, two of the world's top figure-skaters, Brian Boitano of the USA and Brian Orser of Canada, fought out an epic contest at the Winter Olympics. Dubbed the "Battle of the Brians", the showdown was decided by the narrowest of margins and on the final dance. Kirsty Mcquire, of Sparklab Productions, talks to Brian Boitano for Sporting Witness.

(Photo: Brian Boitano (centre) with Brian Orser (left) on the Olympic podium in 1988. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Available now

9 minutes

Broadcast

Great Moments: Women in Sport

Astonishing achievements and firsts by women

Great Sporting Moments in Paralympics History

Heroes, dreams and endeavour - great moments from history

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

Sporting Witness Films

Watch sporting heroes tell their stories of astonishing achievement

Podcast