Ice skating champion and two-time Olympian, Johnny Weir, will be commenting for NBC during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The controversial figure skating star who officially announced his retirement from competitive skating on Wednesday, October 23, has decided he won't let Russia's anti-gay laws stop him. Weir has stated that he is willing to take the risk of getting arrested in Sochi in order for people to pay attention to how wrong Russia's anti-gay law is.
During Weir's first week of ice skating, he landed an Axel jump. He began to skate when he was twelve years old which is considered a very late age for a figure skater to begin skating, but he progressed rapidly. He was the United States National Figure Skating Champion in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and in 2008, he won bronze at the World Figure Skating Championships.
Although Weir never won an Olympic medal, his creative skating and amazing skating outfits have made him one of the most popular figure skaters in history.