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Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Retiring, Will Analyze Skating for Olympics

Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Retiring, Will Analyze Skating for Olympics

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced he is retiring from the sport on the Today show on Wednesday morning (October 23).

Instead, the 29-year-old medalist will act as a figure skating analyst for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“I’m a gay American. I’ve married into a Russian family. I’ve been a longtime supporter of Russia, the culture, the country, the language, everything about Russia,” Johnny said on the show. “While this law is a terrible thing that you can’t be gay publicly in Russia, I plan to be there in full support of our brothers and sisters there and not be afraid.”

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  • Paulie

    He’s a Russia-worshipping idiot.

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  • Tiki

    He is obsessed with Russians, along with their bad Olympic sportsmanship.

  • kasia

    Um, if you can’t be gay publicly in Russia, I don’t know how Johnny will fare living there, cuz he is VERY publicly gay. Anyway, I love Johnny Weir, I will miss his skating for USA :-( Still wish him the best in Russia <3

  • No Bueno

    Russia is a very homophobic and xenophobic country. Good luck with that.

  • Smile

    He’s better than mascara than I am!

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