Johnny Weir announces his retirement from Ice Skating
Two-time Olympic figure skater, Johhny Weir, announced today his retirement from competitive figure skating.
Weir appeared on the Today show this morning (Wednesday, October 23) to make the official announcement saying, “I have lots of big news, and the first is a little bit sad and it’s kind of hard for me to say, but I’m officially retiring from competitive figure skating and ending my chance of going to a third Olympics this year.”
Weir also confirmed that he will be joining the NBC broadcast team for the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.
“It will be hard not to be out there, and I’ll probably still get sick to my stomach and nervous and go through all the emotions of a competitor, but I’ll be able to support these young skaters and really teach the world what’s going on out there.”