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Figure skater Yuna Kim named 2018 Winter Olympics ambassador

  Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has been named an official ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in her native South Korea. The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics appointed Kim to the role on Tuesday, saying it expected ''her to take the lead in promoting the Games to the world.'' Kim, who won gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and silver at the...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yuna Kim named 2018 Winter Olympics ambassador

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has been named an official ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in her native South Korea. The organizing committee for the Pyeongchang Olympics appointed Kim to the role on Tuesday, saying it expected ''her to take the lead in promoting the Games to the world.'' Kim, who won gold at the 2010 Olympics in...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

NEW YORK (AP) Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, after attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense in an understudy role at the Sochi Olympics, were promoted by NBC on Wednesday to its top figure skating broadcast team. With figure skating the marquee sport during the Winter Games, the promotion will make the former Olympians two of TV's most visible personalities in 2018...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC promotes Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

  NBC is promoting Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its top figure skating broadcasting team. The network said Wednesday that the two former Olympians and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will take over the role starting with this week's Skate America. They replace Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic and Tom Hammond. Hamilton will remain a special contributor for NBC. Weir and Lipinski...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Names: Jamie Little, Lipinski & Weir, Jeremy Fowler

With ESPN done with NASCAR after this year, motorsports reporter Jamie Little is jumping ship to Fox Sports. In other news, NBC Sports has promoted social media favorites Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and ESPN has hired a new NFL reporter. Jamie Little Leaves ESPN For Fox Sports ESPN motorsports reporter Jamie Little has joined [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and Gannon have received the promotion to NBC’s #1 figure...
Via Awful Announcing
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Bethanie Mattek-Sands go all Johnny Weir on Tennis Channel?

Brace yourselves, Tennis Channel viewers. The broadcasting company today announced the addition of Bethanie Mattek-Sands to the on-air coverage team for the US Open starting next week. Yes, that BMS. And this one. And the one above.I think it's an absolutely inspired choice by Tennis Channel and I'm harboring very high expectations for her broadcasts:Dear Bethanie Mattek-Sands: Please...
Via Down the Line!
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir podcast

If you have Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on your talent roster, then you use Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir every chance you can. Weir and Lipinksi, who received lots of critical acclaim for their figure skating analysis on NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games, as well as for their conversational rapport on topics ranging from twizzles to tres chic attire, return to the Kentucky...
Via The Sports Bank
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Emailer: Sasha Cohen Posted A New Bikini Photo On Instagram

  This is an example of what we get via the BC tip hotline: Olympic Figure skater Sasha Cohen posted this Hot bikini…
Via Busted Coverage
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Extravagant Hat Among The Best Spotted At Kentucky Derby (Photos)

It’s time for the 140th Kentucky Derby, which means it’s time for gambling, mint juelps and the most outrageous and extravagant hats ever made. The large headwear has become synonymous with Derby weekend and the 2014 edition of the race brought out some of the biggest and brightest hats. We aren’t quite sure how people keep from tipping over in these colossal works of art,...
Via NESN.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Kentucky Derby outfit is entirely out of hand

The Kentucky Derby is about the fashion almost as much as the races, and nobody knows that better than Johnny Weir. Weir, a former US Olympic figure skater, now does broadcasting work for NBC and was part of the pre-race coverage at the Derby along with Tara Lipinski. But Weir certainly outdid Tara — and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Kentucky Derby Hat Game Is On A Different Level

Ladies, you might as well put all the floppy hats to rest this year, because Johnny Weir's Kentucky Derby hat game is on a different level.
Via Gamedayr
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski Take Kentucky Derby By Storm (Photos)

How does Johnny Weir feel about returning to NBC with Tara Lipinski to host the Kentucky Derby? In his words,”Bring on the fried green tomatoes.” The figure skater-turned-fashion celebrity made a splash in Sochi when he and Lipinski wore creative outfits while covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. Johnny’s fans are now anticipating Weir’s return to the commentator box, and...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir Is All Set For The Kentucky Derby

  This is one of the most brilliant moves the Today Show has made over the last two years or so when Good…
Via Busted Coverage
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir makes hilarious jab at the state of Kentucky

Johnny Weir is one of sports broadcasting’s brightest stars. A large reason for that is his candor, and the fact that she never shies away from that candid opinion. Weir and his tag team partner Tara Lipinski or “I love my blonde little munchkin” as he calls her were fashion critics for Access Hollywood’s coverage of the Academy Awards.. This weekend, the duo reprise that...
Via The Sports Bank
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Preview the Kentucky Derby

If you have Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on your talent roster, then you use Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir every chance you can. Weir and Lipinksi, who received lots of critical acclaim for their figure skating analysis on NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games, as well as for their conversational rapport on topics ranging from twizzles to tres chic attire, return to NBC Sports...
Via The Sports Bank
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Johnny & Tara Show is returning for the Kentucky Derby

Everyone’s favorite announcing couple, figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, are not fading away from the limelight now that winter has finally turned into spring.  The pair were a hit for their live figure skating commentary during the Winter Olympics.  Not only did they bring a cutting edge and real criticism and analysis to a profession that’s little more...
Via Awful Announcing
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Post-Nup Has Some, Uh, Very Specific Demands

Figure skater — and (now) figure skating commentator extraordinaire — Johnny Weir is in the news, after it was revealed he intends to reconcile with husband Victor Voronov. In case you’re not tracking the personal lives of former figure skaters (BECAUSE I AM), the two called off their divorce over the weekend, citing two stipulations presented by Voronov: an apology from Weir...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov call off divorce

They don’t call him Johnny Drama for nothing. Figure skater Johnny Weir sent husband Victor Voronov divorce papers last month, but the two are attempting to reconcile. TMZ says Weir was in LA shooting a show this weekend and plans to move back into the couple’s home Monday. But there are supposedly strings attached to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan honored by Harlem Skating

NEW YORK (AP) As Michelle Kwan chats with members of Figure Skating in Harlem, she sees a whole lot of herself in the young girls.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir splits with husband after two years of marriage

Johnny Weir has split with his husband of two years, Victor Voronov, the former figure skating star announced Wednesday via Twitter. It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well.— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) March 19, 2014 No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir files for divorce from husband of two years

Johnny Weir and his husband of two years are getting divorced. The former skater, turned analyst, announced the news on twitter that he and Victor Voronov were splitting up. It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well. — Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) March 19, 2014 Two weeks ago the couple appeared in court...
Via Tireball.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir breaks up with husband Victor Voronov

Johnny Weir announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is separating from husband Victor Voronov after just over two years of marriage. Weir, who is just a little bit more dramatic than your average person, hinted at some bad news with a tweet sent on Tuesday night that he later deleted: Johnny Weir tweeted "sad announcement […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir gets the Saturday Night Live treatment

Jim Parsons hosted Saturday Night Live and broke out his Johnny Weir impression for the cold open. However, in the general scheme of SNL being so hit and miss these days, this was a giant miss. They could have done so much more with Weir and could have, and SHOULD have, had someone join him as Tara Lipinski since those two came as a package in Sochi - before, during and after...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski look fabulous in matching Oscars outfits

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski looked fabulous in matching Oscars outfits on Sunday night.
Via Gamedayr
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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