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Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski Named 2018 Winter Olympics Announcers


The pair will be NBC Sports’ lead figure skating announcers at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

NBC Sport's hottest dynamic duo, Jonny Weir and Tara Lipinski, have been named the new lead figure skating announcers for NBC Sports' coverage of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Along with play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon, the trio will replace NBC Sports' Group's previous figure skating announcers Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic.

"I am so honored to be a part of the NBC family and I hope to bring figure skating and the Olympics into America's living rooms for many years to come," Weir said in a statement. "I could not have asked for a better first experience than in Sochi and along with my broadcast partners Tara and Terry. I cannot wait to start a fresh new era of commentary and analysis that will entertain and inform. I love my sport and I can't wait to go on more Olympic journeys!"

Weir and Lipinski made the announcement this morning on Today. "Getting to enjoy our sport every day and bringing people in America back to our sport with us, ... we're just completely honored and so proud," said a beaming Weir.

Praised for their playful banter, Instagram prowess, and ostentatious fashion, the two were the breakout stars of the controversial 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. After that they were made the official fashion correspondents for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medal winner Lipinski, and veteran sportscaster Gannon are making their fall debut in Chicago this Sunday. The three will head up the NBC broadcast of the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. They will be joined by analyst Tracy Wilson and reporter Andrea Joyce.

[h/t THR]

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