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Evan Lysacek Won't Compete at Sochi Olympics Due to Injury

Evan Lysacek Won't Compete at Sochi Olympics Due to Injury

Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:00PM

Gold medalist Evan Lysacek was emotional as he revealed on the Today show on Tuesday that he won't be setting his sights on the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.

"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here," the figure skater told Matt Lauer.

The 28-year-old has been dogged by injuries since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, and has been undergoing rehab and physical therapy since tearing a labrum in his left hip earlier this year.

"The pain has become in recent weeks unmanageable," he admitted, adding that his doctor warned him that the pain would only get worse and he could be doing permanent damage if he continued training.

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Johnny Weir: My Husband Is Jealous of My Dog | Johnny Weir

UpdatePosted 08/28/2013 10:30AM

Johnny Weir: My Husband Is Jealous of My Dog

Originally posted 08/27/2013 03:35PM

Johnny Weir is going on two years of wedded bliss, but the ice skater admitted to PEOPLE that there's sometimes a third party in his relationship.

"I have a Japanese Chin and his name is Tyoma. He's the love of my life," Weir gushed of his pet pup while attending the USTA Serves Opening Night Gala Monday in New York, which celebrated the start of the U.S. Open. "He's the only person who can get me to change my mind about anything. I say person – he's the only creature."

Acknowledging that husband Victor Voronov, whom he wed in 2012, is less than pleased with Weir's preference for his pooch, the skater continued, "My husband is very jealous. [The dog] sleeps between us. He's my little man."

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Johnny Weir Blogs: Focus on Olympic Talent, Not Scandal

Johnny Weir Blogs: Focus on Olympic Talent, Not Scandal

Originally posted 08/06/2012 01:00PM

Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.

I love the Olympic Games.

The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on earth. My hope from this Olympic Games is that people don't lose faith in the Olympic movement.

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PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Summer Olympics 2012

PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Originally posted 08/01/2012 08:45AM

The Summer Olympics are here – and that means fierce competition, heart-warming stories and, of course, Ryan Lochte's abs.

If you can't get enough of the summer games, get your fix 24/7 by following these current and veteran Olympians who deserve gold medals for excellence in Tweeting. Get behind-the-scenes scoop, commentary and more from these PEOPLE-approved athletes!

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Johnny Weir Blogs: Gymnastics Is Forcing Me To Do My 'Stick It' Pose

Johnny Weir Blogs: My First Impressions of the London Olympic Games

Originally posted 07/31/2012 10:35AM

Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.

The Olympic Games in London have not disappointed thus far. The Opening Ceremonies were glamorous, the swimming drama has been outrageous and the gymnastics is forcing me to do my "stick it" pose every time I get out of my car.

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Johnny Weir Blogs: Fierce Competition (and Fashion!) at London Games

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Johnny Weir Blogs: Fierce Competition (and Fashion!) at London Games

Originally posted 07/26/2012 04:30PM

Johnny Weir is fabulous. The figure skater, who placed sixth in the 2010 Winter Olympics, has been skating professionally since he was 12 and is no stranger to fierce competition – and fantastic costumes! With winning routines set to hits by Lady Gaga, the sparkle-loving athlete also recently married and now will blog for PEOPLE.com with the same fun energy he brings to the ice.

To the land of Adele, David Beckham, high tea, Princess Diana and the Queen, the athletes of the world ascend on London, England, for the Games of the XXX Olympiad where their dreams, in one way or another, will come true.

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Johnny Weir & Husband Bring Home a 'Son' | Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir and Husband Bring Home a Puppy

Originally posted 03/22/2012 02:45PM

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby – or, in this case, a furbaby.

Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov announced the addition of a new family member – a puppy – on Twitter on Wednesday.

"Our new son is home and exhausted," the figure skating champion wrote. "Say hello to Artem Viktorovich Weir-Voronov, or, Tyoma!" Artem/Tyoma also has a third name, Tëma.

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Johnny Weir Wants a Winter Wonderland Wedding

Johnny Weir Wants a Winter Wonderland Wedding

Originally posted 02/15/2012 01:15PM

Johnny Weir dreams big.

The Olympic skater already married Russian law-school graduate Victor Voronov in a small civil ceremony in New York on Dec. 30, but now Weir has pushed back their plans for a big summer reception so that they can have a star-studded winter wonderland instead.

The skater's ultimate dream? To have his friend Sarah Jessica Parker officiate the ceremony and then take to the ice for a spin and a jump or two while Lady Gaga sings.

"We might try to incorporate figure skating," Weir, 27, told New York's Daily News on Monday, adding that the theme of the over-the-top celebration will be "snow, sparkly white and Russian."

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Johnny Weir's Return to Skating Won't Keep Him from Husband Duties

Johnny Weir's Return to Skating Won't Keep Him from Husband Duties

Originally posted 01/20/2012 03:15PM

Johnny Weir announced Thursday that he will return to competitive figure skating with the hopes of competing in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia – and says his new husband is the biggest supporter of his goal to get back on the ice.

"We're very proud of this decision and it won't affect anything," said Weir, 27, who wed Victor Voronov in December.  "I'll still wash boxers and cook dinner and clean the house and do everything I'm supposed to do as a happy husband."

Weir, who has not competed since the 2010 Olympics, said during a press conference that giving up his domestic newlywed routine will prove difficult, but that he's up for the challenge.

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Johnny Weir Is a Married Man

UpdatePosted 01/03/2012 08:00AM

Johnny Weir Is Married!

Originally posted 01/02/2012 05:25PM

It's the ultimate gold medal: a wedding band!

Figure skating champion Johnny Weir and his boyfriend Victor Voronov have tied the knot. "I'm married!" Weir Tweeted. "No more livin' in sin!"

"Johnny Weir, 27, married Georgetown Law graduate, Victor Voronov, 28, in an early morning civil ceremony at the New York City Courthouse on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011," said Weir's rep. "The couple exchanged handwritten vows in the company of loving parents, Tony and Lili Voronov and Patti and John Weir. The couple has taken the new surname, Weir-Voronov, but professionally, Johnny will continue to be known as Johnny Weir."

While "all the official stuff is done," the stylish star himself Tweeted, "Johnny and Victor will have a large wedding in July 2012 to celebrate with friends and family," adds the rep.

"Marrying Victor has been the greatest moment in my life and I will work very hard to make him proud and happy," Weir said in a statement. "As an added benefit to all this joy, marriage gives your skin an amazing glow. I look forward to making a home for my family in Bergen County, New Jersey, and introducing my world of glitter and Faberge eggs to Victor."

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