Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi): You actually came back to face the Sochi Winter Olympics. I’m just an amateur, but as I understand, it’s not an easy task to aim for the Olympics with your age and physical fitness, relatively speaking. How did you feel about your decision to come back to compete? Doesn’t that hold you back from other opportunities beyond figure skating?

Johnny: Yes, but there’s no feeling like competing in the Olympic Games.

After this interview, Johnny Weir announced his retirement from competitive figure skating. Johnny provided us a special statement regarding his decision, and we will post it at the end of this interview series.

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