Entertainment Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir's Blistering Figure Skating Commentary Should Be a Winter Olympic Sport

22:00  09 february  2018
22:00  09 february  2018 Source:   time.com

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As an analyst, Weir joins a lineup of seasoned Olympic figure skaters for Sochi. He and 1998 gold-medalist Tara Lipinski will banter as analysts for NBC’ s multi-platform figure skating coverage

Weir , Lipinski and Gannon replace NBC Sports Group’ s previous lead figure skating team of Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton and Sandra Bezic. Olympic gold medalist Hamilton will remain a special NBC contributor for figure skating events.

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir are posing for a picture © Greg Doherty—Getty Images

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang may have just started, but Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s blistering commentary on figure skating is already in full swing. The former Olympians, known for their strong opinions and even stronger personalities, spared no one’s feelings with some reporting on early events that was basically a lesson in how to expertly throw shade.

Lipinski and Weir’s commentary about the ice skating performances so far quickly captured the collective interest of the Internet, netting a range of emotions; some viewers were living for the shade, while others would have preferred a gentler delivery. Either way, one thing’s for certain — when shade like this is thrown so dexterously, it should probably be an Olympic sport of its own.

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In the 1990 s , U. S . Olympic figure skaters were household names. But today, you’d probably be more likely to know the names of the skating commentators, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir .

The 1998 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski and two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir host the one-hour preview show, which will feature stories on decorated Team USA athletes, including two-time U. S . champion figure skater Nathan Chen.

Read on to see the Internet’s feelings about Lipinski and Weir’s ice skating commentary at the Winter Olympics so far.

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NBC Sports Group’ s lead figure skating commentary team of play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski , the youngest person to win a U. S . Championships title at 14, and three-time U. S . figure skating champion Johnny Weir will call the 2018 Prudential U. S

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The Latest: Crowd sparse as Olympic ice dancing begins .
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Gangneung Ice Center has been pretty much filled for most of figure skating, one of the premier events of the Winter Olympics.Not Monday morning (Sunday evening U.S. time), though. The building that has a capacity of about 12,000 was half-empty when the short dance began. There were sections near mid-ice and also in the end zones that were practically unoccupied.For most other figure skating events at these games, the arena filled up quickly. But it never had so few people in it for the beginning of a competition.

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