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Heavy Medal Archive: Johnny Weir

Weir must clean up his act in order to medal

Pregame rituals are ubiquitous in sport: LeBron James throws chalk in the air, Tim Tebow inks up the eye black and Johnny Weir cleans. Yes, the eccentric American figure skater dips into the cleaning supplies to calm his nerves before...

By John Kiernan  |  February 17, 2010; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir , Vancouver 2010  
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Johnny Weir might attempt a quad in free skate

Hey, what do you know, a Johnny Weir story that doesn't involve the words "faux fur"? Turns out Weir, in addition to having a controversial fashion sense, is a pretty good figure skater. Weir is apparently considering bring back a...

By from news services  |  February 15, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir , Vancouver 2010  
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Weir feels safer from activists by staying in village

Figure skater Johnny Weir might not like staying at the Olympic athletes village, but he feels safer than he would in a hotel. Weir said he received what he considers "very serious threats" from anti-fur activists, which influenced his decision...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 13, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir , Vancouver 2010  
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Weir relents; will go from fox fur to faux

Johnny Weir told Icenetwork.com that after animal-rights activists threatened to "disrupt" his free skate at the Vancouver Olympics, he decided to remove the real fox fur from his long program costume and replace it with white faux fur instead. Weir,...

By Amy Shipley  |  January 29, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir  
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Johnny Weir lets the fur, and the quotes, fly

As far as quote machines go, Johnny Weir is the gift that keeps on giving. Weir has faced regular criticism from animal rights groups for his wearing of fur, both on and off the ice. In a recent interview with...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 27, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir , Vancouver 2010  
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Does Weir still have it?

There's no doubt Johnny Weir can make an impression on fans watching the men's figure skating competition in Vancouver. As longtime Olympic writer Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune wrote in a recent column: Johnny Weir always has been comfortable...

By Coryn Connelly-Cabreros  |  January 19, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir  
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