Posted October 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Johnny Weir
Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has retired and will join NBC for its coverage of the Sochi Games. Known as much for his outlandish costumes and statements as for his strong skating, Weir spent 16 years in the sport, going to two Olympics. He will begin his broadcasting career on Sunday during the network's coverage of Skate Canada. Weir won the 2004, '05 and '06 titles, and finished fifth at the 2006 Olympics and sixth in 2010. Joining Weir on NBC's team for Sochi will be 1998 gold medalist Tara Lipinski, the youngest Olympic figure skating champion when she won in Nagano at age 15, and 2006 silver medalist Tanith Belbin. With ice dance partner Ben Agosto, Belbin came in second at the Turin Olympics. The Winter Olympics begin Feb. 6.

NBC adds Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski and Tanith Belbin for Sochi Olympics

NBC is beefing up their booth for the Sochi Olympics by adding figure skaters Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski as well as ice dancer Tanith Belbin to their broadcast team. Weir and Lipinski will serve as figure skating analysts for NBC while Belbin will work as a reporter for NBC Olympics’ Sports Desk and The Olympic Zone. Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics, commented...

Tara Lipinski to join Winter Olympics Coverage

  1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski  will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today. As will Johnny Weir and Tanith Balbin. Tara Lipinski is the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games when she won in Nagano in 1998 at the age of 15. Weir and Tara Lipinski will appear on NBC this Sunday...
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