After becoming an Olympic champion, Peggy Fleming turned professional….and performed on TV shows including five NBC specials of her own….while touring with many skating shows, like Ice Capades. During the Cold War, Fleming had filmed a TV show in USSR….and skated to Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto in China…..as seen in this video herewith. Since 1981, she has been a skating commentator for ABC Sports. In 1993, the Associated Press released results of a national sports study that ranked Fleming as the 3rd most popular athlete in America….behind fellow Olympians Mary Lou Retton and Dorothy Hamill.
In this video herewith, the lovely “ice flower” that Peggy Fleming is….performs A Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto during her exhibition tour of China…..as she delights the Chinese with her grace and beauty on the ice…..and we at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have this performance in our treasure chest of vintage memories here in our site.