Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Tanith Belbin to Join NBC Olympics In Sochi
NBC Sports Group Press Box: Two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and 2006 ice dance silver medalist Tanith Belbin will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, this February, it was announced today.
Weir, the two-time Olympian and three-time U.S. champion who announced his retirement today, and Lipinski, the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games when she won in Nagano in 1998 at the age of 15, will serve as analysts for NBC Olympics’ multi-platform figure skating coverage.
In a distinguished 16-year career, Johnny Weir placed sixth in men’s figure skating at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and fifth at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. He also won three consecutive U.S. titles (2004-2006), a total of six medals in 10 national championship appearances, and a bronze at the World Championships in 2008.
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