Philly.comJohnny Weir, the flamboyant figure skater who was born in Coatesville and who trained in Delaware, recently said he’s ready to be arrested if Russia cracks down on gay athletes at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

If Weir makes the U.S. team, as he did in 2006 and 2010, he “theoretically could be arrested or denied entry to the country under a law passed this year banning ‘propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,’ which would seem to include public displays of affection by same-sex partners and clothing or statements affirming gay rights,” according to CBSNews, which interviewed Weir last week.

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