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Weir laces them up

Johnny Weir says he is returning to competitive figure skating in hopes of competing at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. “I wanted to do this while I still have the time,” the three-time U.S. champion said Thursday at a news conference in New York. “I didn’t want to be 50 years old and look back and say, ‘Oh, those last two years before Sochi and I kind of let them go doing other things.’ ” The 27-year-old Weir (pictured right) hasn’t competed since finishing sixth at the Vancouver Olympics, spending the past two years doing ice shows, a reality TV show and making personal appearances. He also came out in an autobiography, “Welcome to My World,” and last month married Victor Voronov.

– Associated Press



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