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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are winning the Olympics on Instagram

Two years ago in Sochi, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski became America’s sweethearts after their wonderful figure skating commentary at the Winter Olympics. The pair breathed new life into NBC’s live coverage and became such a hit that they were able to go beyond figure skating and now appear as personalities on a number of NBC’s events. Of course, Johnny and Tara are in Rio...
Via Awful Announcing
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to cover Kentucky Derby and Rio Olympics for NBC

At the risk of telling you something you already know, there is no figure skating at the Summer Olympics. Fans of the sport might be disappointed to be reminded of that. (I’m related to one such enthusiastic supporter.) Unfortunately, there is no competing on frozen surfaces during events typically held during the warmer months of the year. In fact, some of the more popular Summer...
Via Awful Announcing
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Weir's Tweet-Powered Brooch

As part of the Kentucky Derby broadcast, Johnny Weir will be wearing a brooch that will light up when fans tweet a specific hashtag. What a time to be alive.
Via Sports On Earth
May 02, 2016

Lysacek, Belbin-Agosto and Cohen to be inducted in US Figure Skating Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Olympic champion Evan Lysacek and contemporaries Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto have made the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.Lysacek won the men's gold medal in 2010 in Vancouver. Cohen was a silver medalist at the 2006 Turin Games, when Belbin and Agosto made a breakthrough in ice dance to also take silver.The fourth member of the Class of...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lysacek, Belbin-Agosto and Cohen make US Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Olympic champion Evan Lysacek and contemporaries Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto have made the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Lysacek won the men's gold medal in 2010 in Vancouver. Cohen was a silver medalist at the 2006 Turin Games, when Belbin and Agosto made a breakthrough in ice dance to also take silver. The fourth member of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign

  Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs. The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U.S. public diplomacy envoy. Her paid role with the Clinton campaign will include discussing issues that matter to working families. Kwan...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign

NEW YORK (AP) Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs. The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U.S. public diplomacy envoy. Her paid role with the Clinton campaign will include discussing issues that matter to working families...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kickstarter helps turn dream of Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding museum into reality

Two Brooklyn roommates had a wacky dream to turn a hallway in their Williamsburg apartment into a museum devoted to the bizarre Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan 1994 figure skating scandal. Thanks to Kickstarter, that dream is becoming a reality. 
Via Fox Olympics
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Super Bowl Outfit is Outstanding

Unlike the Olympics, Johnny Weir only has one day—not two weeks—to bring the heat for Super Bowl XLIX. I’m not sure if this means we’ll be seeing multiple ensembles throughout the day, but I have to say, his opener is phenomenal. He’s taken a slight page from Katy Perry and incorporated a football theme with his hat and eye black. As for the body (or shall we say armor...
Via Busted Coverage
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: John Strong, Lipinski & Weir, John Walsh

Fox Sports has hired former NBC Sports voice John Strong for its MLS coverage. In other news, NBC figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will contribute to the Super Bowl pregame, and a longtime ESPN executive is retiring. Strong Joins Fox Sports As MLS Voice Soccer broadcaster John Strong has joined Fox Sports [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Figure skating meets football: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir join Super Bowl coverage

NBC will use figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on its pregame show for the Super Bowl.
Via Fox Olympics
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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 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
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