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Johnny Weir Won’t Compete at Sochi Olympics

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
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Three-time U.S. champion figure skater Johnny Weir will not be competing at the Sochi Olympics, likely bringing an end to his amateur career.

U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that Weir did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Olympic team will be selected. The deadline to register was Sept. 1.

Weir also is not eligible for a bye into nationals, which begin Jan. 9 in Boston. According to U.S. Figure Skating, only skaters who placed in the top five at last year’s nationals, or won medals at the most recent Olympics or world championships, are eligible.

Weir has not competed since withdrawing from last year’s Rostelecom Cup, his first Grand Prix event since the Vancouver Olympics.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-09-18 20:21:44

    Although I hate the current anti-gay laws of Russia and fully support a boycott of all things Russian; Johnny, you will be missed. I’m aware of how in love with Russia you are. This must be very painful for you. Best of luck always. PS. I thought your performance in the last Olympics was the most elegant of all - screw the triple lutz


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