27 Facts About Elvis Stojko


Elvis Stojko was a three-time World champion, two-time Olympic silver medallist, and seven-time Canadian champion.


Elvis Stojko's father arrived in Canada on a boat in 1955 and his mother, Irene, fled the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956.


Elvis Stojko has been involved with Ronald McDonald Children's Charities in Canada.


On October 3,2021, Elvis Stojko was revealed to have been named in the Pandora Papers by the CBC.


Elvis Stojko began skating at the age of four and won his first trophy when he was eleven.


At the 1991 World Championships, Elvis Stojko became the first person to land a quadruple-double jump combination.


Elvis Stojko later said he had studied VHS tapes of Kurt Browning, Brian Boitano, Alexander Fadeyev, and Jozef Sabovcik to help him master the quad.


At the 1994 Canadian Championships in Edmonton, Elvis Stojko defeated Kurt Browning in the free skate to win his first national title.


Elvis Stojko had a strong performance in the free skate, despite popping a planned triple axel combination and won the silver medal.


Elvis Stojko entered the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan, as the favourite and won his first world championship with a performance that included another quadruple jump.


Elvis Stojko sustained a serious ankle injury during practice for the 1995 Canadian Championships, but was determined to compete anyway.


Elvis Stojko began his short program but was not able to complete it due to the injury, and was awarded a bye to the 1995 World Championships.


At the 1996 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Elvis Stojko fell on his triple axel combo jump, leaving him in seventh place after the short programme.


Elvis Stojko then took the ice and landed his quad-triple combination to earn two perfect scores of 6.0 and another world title.


Elvis Stojko entered the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan as the heavy favorite and was expected to become the first Canadian man to win an Olympic gold medal.


Elvis Stojko did not disclose to the media that he had suffered a groin injury and was recovering from a flu that had struck many other athletes during the Games.


Elvis Stojko was unable to take painkillers due to the possibility of failing his drug test.


Elvis Stojko later stated in an interview that he was already feeling stiff and sore during the warm-up prior to the long program, and therefore downgraded his planned quadruple toe loop to a triple, likely costing him a chance at gold.


In February 1998, Elvis Stojko published a book, Heart and Soul, about his career.


Elvis Stojko placed eighth at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.


Elvis Stojko appeared as a hockey player Doug, in 2000's tv movie Ice Angel.


Elvis Stojko briefly reinstated as an Olympic-eligible skater and publicly declared his intention to compete in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, before changing his mind and resuming his professional skating career.


Elvis Stojko took a hiatus from active figure skating for several years.


Elvis Stojko wrote an article criticizing the figure skating judging system used during the 2010 Olympics, saying that it did not reward athletes for undertaking quadruple jumps.


Since 2011, Elvis Stojko has been racing karts in the Canadian Rotax DD2 Master Class and the SKUSA Mexico Series.


Elvis Stojko has participated in the Canadian tour of Stars on Ice since 2016, the show skating events of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, and Busch Gardens' Christmas Town events in Williamsburg, Virginia since 2015.


In 2016 Elvis Stojko played the role of Mercury in a TV-movie Ice Girls.