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Johnny Weir NOT Competing In The Sochi Olympics

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We had a feeling that Johnny Weir wouldn't be competing in the Sochi Olympics, despite some hints as to a possible bid — but we thought if he DIDN'T go, it would be more because of Russia's archaic and offensive anti-gay laws!

Instead, the two-time Olympian did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, as the deadline to register was Sept. 1.

Johnny hasn't competed since withdrawing from Rostelecom Cup last year, and we all know he finished sixth at the Vancouver Olympics. We bring this up because only those who placed in the top five at last year's nationals or who won medals at the most recent Olympics or world championships are eligible to skip the qualifiers to go to the next games… which means that Johnny is officially not on the team.

Also, Johnny turned 29 in July, which is considered old (OLD??) by recent standards!

Just because he's not competing in the games, doesn't mean he won't be there! He's been super outspoken and critical of Russia's new anti-gay laws, so we wouldn't be surprised if he was set to join a broadcasting team to cover the games! He's been great on camera before, and would be the PERFECT addition!

Still, we're bummed we won't get to see him skate!

[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]

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10 comments to “Johnny Weir NOT Competing In The Sochi Olympics”

  1. boston61 says – reply to this


    Good. He is a national embarrassment.

  2. madmike says – reply to this


    Betheny Frankel's loooking good ya all!

  3. Whitney says – reply to this


    You mean he's not going to show up under trained then bitch about bias against him when he looses? Aw, shame

  4. ICYNDICEY says – reply to this


    I don't know, but I have a sneaking suspicion he might be gay. What do you all think? LMAO!!!

  5. dddff says – reply to this


    Good. He is hard to take.

  6. 6

    Hope he shows up and they throw is gay ass in jail.

  7. 7

    This guy just screams I was sexually abused as a child.

  8. 8

    what the hell is that?

  9. silence of the lambs says – reply to this


    I swear, I can almost hear the song: Good bye horses Q Lazzarus when I look that picture!

  10. Nik says – reply to this


    His stye and sexuality is his business but I'm pretty sure he's not competing because he's just not good enough. I mean he's not training the way he used to and he'd be embarrassed if he couldn't even qualify to go to Russia.