Johnny Announces He Will Compete in Sochi

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  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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  2. LilJen

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    Ditto. We'll see whether he can qualify at that point. . .
     
  3. judgejudy27

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    He is in no position to just announce he will skate in Sochi, which is not that what that silly gossip fluff you linked to said either. He can only accurately state he would like to try and make the team for Sochi. He barely made the Olympic team in 2010, I would actually be shocked if he made it in 2014 (should he even try which I also highly doubt).
     
  4. DickButtonFan

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    If Todd Eldrige could do it Johnny can.
     
  5. Skittl1321

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    Sure he will...
     
  6. judgejudy27

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    Elredge is a World Champion, 6 time U.S Champion and 6 time World medalist. Unlike Johnny he could return at 30 and be almost gauranteed a spot because of who he is.
     
  7. skateboy

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    If he has the desire and the work ethic over the next three-plus years, then good luck to him! Hope he doesn't do a "Sasha" and try to come back during Olympic season. He'll need to really commit if Sochi is in his plans.
     
  8. Jenna

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    If he can make the team, that is!
     
  9. mmscfdcsu

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    Kind of hard to believe since he is running off in so many different directions. This year, since the Olympics, he has done little more on ice than slink around to teen music. If he was really interested in competing with all of the strong young kids and their quads he would have to start working on artistry and begin learning about music. Of course, I doubt that we will ever see him compete again. He seems to say whatever comes into his head at the moment. I wish him well whatever he chooses to do.
     
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    I don't think "announces" is the accurate verb for this thread title since all he is quoted as saying to HollywoodLife.com is:
     
  11. RockTheTassel

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    Weir, Plushenko, and Joubert are all going to be skating at the next Olympics with walkers. :p
     
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  12. overedge

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    I would love to compete in Sochi too. Mind you, Johnny has a considerably better chance than I do :)
    But if he really wants to, he should start competing sooner rather than later. I think Sasha Cohen showed us that being an ex-Olympian doesn't guarantee you any kind of special treatment if you decide to go for another Olympics.
     
  13. bardtoob

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    He did not announce anything.
     
  14. BittyBug

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    Exactly. The publication is a total gossip rag that is trying to invent a story out of nothing.

    At any rate, I seem to remember Johnny saying more than a few times that he wouldn't publish his book until he was done competing. His book is coming out in January. :shuffle:
     
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  15. luCN

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    this thread title is really silly.Johnny didn't announce anything.

    Yes,maybe sometimes he's a big mouth,but most times it's the reporter's faulse:eek::angryfire:mad:
     
  16. aftershocks

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    Uh, yeah ... consider the source of so-called announcement. This is sooo not news -- just an excuse to clog the netwaves ... Neither Johnny nor Evan have said they are not competing again in the eligible ranks, because these days few skaters will actually say they are retiring, which allows them to leave their options open. However, I'd be surprised to see either Evan or Johnny actually compete in Sochi ... on Olympic ice that is. ;)

    Goes without saying the tone of this missive (by the writer) is rather clueless, unsurprisingly.

    Next thing you know, "Hollywood Life" will scoop that Tara Lipinski will skate in Sochi with commentary by Michelle Kwan ,,, :p
     
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  17. Domshabfan

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    Johnny will get to skate in the Opening ceremony with Plushy and Yagudin :p
     
  18. aftershocks

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    Sounds about right to me. :) I'm convinced Johnny will be in Sochi in some capacity. Right now, I believe Johnny is trying to lose a bit of weight (pretty sure it only gets more difficult to be in tip-top shape as an athlete the older you get). :p Not saying it's impossible... Plushenko coming back for a third Olympics was truly unbelievable, especially after all the injuries he went through earlier in his career. In any case, I think Johnny is not really contemplating facing the rigors of competition, the downside, the politics, and the likely flat-out rejection he'd face from U.S. Fed.

    @BittyBug -- maybe by Sochi, Johnny will be coming out with another book, and new costumes for a rapidly growing skater clientele, rather than a competitive Olympic program. I'd love to see Johnny commentating too -- perhaps he will for American or Russian broadcasts.
     
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    Sasha is more than just an ex-Olympian, she is an Olympic silver medalist. Weir is an ex-Olympian.

    What about Olympic gold medalists Ilia Kulik and Alexei Urmanov? Russia has many Olympic gold medalists to choose from.

    More likely that there will be a thread about Kwan competing in Sochi :lol:.
     
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    And an interview in which she says she'd like to be at Sochi, which will inspire a headline that she's coming back to compete.
     
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    Sasha's a former Olympian who won a silver medal, in the process of blowing a gold medal opportunity. Johnny's a two-time Olympian who placed 2nd after his Olympic short program in 2006 (arguably a first place performance), and then fell to 5th overall after blowing a chance to medal with a "deer-in-headlights" lp skate.


    Maybe all of them will skate together in a spectacular opening ceremony. :D Everyone knows Johnny loves Russia, and Russian skaters, etc. They seem to love him back -- he even received an award in honor of his love for Russia and his friendship with Russian people.


    Highly likely... one of those :p threads.
     
  22. Sk8tn

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    Well, Eldredge also had maintained all of his technical difficulty and was dang close on adding the quad (one ratified quad at Sectionals).

    If Johnny is going to get back into at least the same shape he was in at the Olympics, who knows what can happen?
     
  23. museksk8r

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    :p:lol: Johnny would never announce that he will compete in Sochi. He knows he would have to qualify first if he even has the desire to try for another Olympics.
     
  24. CynicElle

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    It's funny -- if there was one member of the Vancouver Class of 2010 I felt certain would turn pro after the Olympics and never look back, it was Johnny. I doubt like hell that he's going to compete as an eligible again, but I'm really surprised that he's left the door open.
     
  25. DickButtonFan

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    He's working on his 3a again:
    JohnnyGWeir Going ice skating and gossiping with @TanithJLB. Triple axeling today. God protect my ankles! about 1 hour ago

    Twitter
     
  26. ioana

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    If he tries to compete for the US, he would need to qualify, but Azerbaijan and some of the other small ex-Soviet republics would probably welcome him with open arms...I guess Baltic countries would need to be excluded both because their citizenship requirements are stricter and the whole love-of-everything-Russian wouldn't go over quite as well.
     
  27. Willowway

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    Come on guys. We're all pretty media savvy and way more than us, Johnny is media savvier. The interest in him (and his show) is going to be much higher (and the sponsors will like it much more) if he is perceived as still being "in the hunt," a serious skater still trying to win one for his country, and so on. A few non-specific mentions of Sochi here and there are probably going to be standard for a while.
     
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  28. igniculus

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    Still, the two restuls cannot be compared in any way.
     
  29. Rex

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    OMG, you ARE serious, aren't you :rofl:?
     
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