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Here’s Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

Sunday, February 16, 2014
NBCJohnny Weir at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
SOCHI, Russia — He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's "on-air" light flashes red. "I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream sweater," he said. "I don't feel an obligation to tone myself down.

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Olympic figure skating champ Brian Boitano says he’s gay

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Brian Boitano
Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out on Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

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Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir retires, joins NBC for Sochi

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Elaine Thompson, APIn this Jan. 24, 2010 file photo, Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash.
NEW YORK -- Known as much for his outrageous costumes and comments as his intriguing skating, Johnny Weir is leaving the ice for the broadcast booth.

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Champion figure skater Ashley Wagner speaks out against Russia’s anti-gay law

Monday, September 30, 2013
Ashley Wagner
PARK CITY, Utah -- Unlike many American Olympic hopefuls, figure skater Ashley Wagner has no problem expressing her feelings about Russia's new anti-gay law.

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir: I don’t celebrate being gay

Monday, January 10, 2011
“I was born a white male, a white gay male, and I don’t celebrate being white or male, so why should I celebrate being gay?” U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir confirmed to the world that he's a gay man in his just-released autobiography, “Welcome to My World.”

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