The Swiss skating federation told him that they would send him to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City if he placed in the top twelve at the 2002 European Championships. He placed fifth at the 2003 European Championships and moved up to tenth at Worlds.
Lambiel won his first senior national title in the 2001 season, aged 15.
It aims at improving awareness of rare and orphan diseases, as well as encouraging therapeutic research.
There is indeed a dire lack of funding for research on rare and orphan diseases despite the fact that they are estimated to affect as much as 6–8% of the world population.
Stéphane Lambiel is an extremely talented Swiss ice skating champion who has been taking part in Art On Ice for a number of years.
Check out some photos from this year’s Art On Ice 2016.