Two time Olympian Johnny Weir offers ice skating tips to TV’s most famous 7 year-old in the all new primetime special , ‘Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular,’ premiering Monday, November 25, on Nickelodeon.
The versatile Weir: a professional athlete, model and designer all at the same time, he’s also a self-proclaimed Russophile, speaks French and Japanese, and remains proudly different from others to the very end.
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is scheduled to appear on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show on Thursday, November 21, for their first face-to-face meeting since the two squared off on ‘Skating With the Stars.’
There’s lots of upcoming Johnny to look forward to, including his commentary on TEB this weekend. Plus exclusive new flashback pics!
In this week’s column, Johnny reveals his spiritual side: “Superstitions and mysticism are different in every culture … These remedies and beliefs exist though, and for good reason: They work.”
Terry Gannon will call the action alongside analysts Johnny Weir, a two-time Olympian and three-time U.S. champion, and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski.
Johnny’s NHK commentary, plus a very special story of hope and inspiration. If you read only one blog post this year, let it be this one.
In his latest column, Johnny addresses the complexities of being both pro-animal conservation and pro-fur: “I can tell you that my choice does not come from ignorance or stupidity. … The choice between good and evil is never as black and white as it should be.”
30 exclusive new pics from the Artistry on Ice archive plus an excerpt from a new must-read interview with Johnny: “The Costume Tells the Story.”
In his latest column, Johnny writes of the balance between spontaneity and methodicalness in making decisions, noting of his marriage: “We jumped right in and now have entertainment at all times learning what sort of freak we’re living with.”
Johnny appeared on the Today Show this morning with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and yes, we have screencaps and video guaranteed to make you smile.
In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb quiz visitors to the NBC Experience store on some Olympic-related facts, with the help of two-time Olympian Johnny Weir.
In the final segment of their interview, Johnny tells Shigesato Itoi that, beyond medals, “the most important thing is to be able to go home after a performance, look in the mirror, and know that you did a good job.”
In which Lindsey Vonn’s outfits are an excuse to discuss the awesomeness of Johnny Weir doing skating commentary in Sochi.
Johnny explains to Shigesato Itoi why he returned to competition in 2012: “The main reason I wanted to compete again was to show my fans especially, and anybody that hates me, that you can do anything if you work hard and do your best.”
With 100 days and counting until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, here are some of the top storylines to keep track of for Team USA and its athletes. At #23: outspoken Olympian Johnny Weir.
Johnny tells Shigesato Itoi how he handles criticism: “When you hear bad things about yourself, they make you so strong and so angry that you find yourself improving from that… it gives me the opportunity to rise up and be better every day.”
A heartfelt, must-read guest post from a longtime fan, plus link to Johnny’s Skate Canada commentary in case you missed it, plus: a lost video rediscovered.
In the first part of Johnny’s interview with Japan’s Shigesato Itoi, the two discuss Johnny’s 2011 marriage to Victor Voronov: “My marriage was very sudden, and it shocked a lot of people. My husband was in the closet, and his family didn’t know that he was gay.”
Life goes on, and in the case of Johnny, it tends to go on in ways that are pretty amazeballs. I’m beyond thrilled for him to be part of the NBC broadcast team this Olympic season, and I can’t wait to hear his articulate, thoughtful, and sharply witty commentary.