Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Sparkle Off the Ice
Wall Street Journal: Over lunch at a Russian restaurant near the Olympic Park, NBC figure-skating commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are talking about one of the hottest new pairs teams here: themselves.
“We’re very lucky that we have each other,” Weir says. “I find that Tara pushes me in this role.”
“To have found my co-pilot here, it’s been almost like a rejuvenation,” agrees Lipinski.
Two-time Olympian Weir and Lipinski, a 1998 gold medalist, are commentators here for NBC Sports Network, translating quads, triple axels and scores for viewers at home.
It is the ideal gig for a retired competitive figure skater—think Dick Button and Peggy Fleming. But Weir and Lipinski are taking their Olympic commentating debut to a new level. For starters, their outfits are coordinated: pink jackets (hot pink for him, light pink for her), sequins, lace T-shirts, not to mention tiaras and chunky necklaces.
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