News outlets are reporting that three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is going to make a competitive skating comeback. And his goal is to compete at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
The three-time U.S. champion said Thursday he still has the drive to compete and that this "isn't a publicity stunt." Weir hasn't competed since finishing sixth at the Vancouver Olympics, spending the last two years doing ice shows, a reality TV show and making personal appearances. He also came out in autobiography, "Welcome to My World," and last month married Victor Voronov.
But Weir, one of skating's most popular figures, had never ruled out coming back for Sochi and is training again with coach Galina Zmievskaya.
I'd be excited to see Weir back in action but he'll have to get a quad going in order to be competitive. Let's just hope Weir's comeback goes a little bit better than Evan Lysacek's aborted 2011-2012 season.