- Sport: Olympic Figure Skating
- Nation: United States of America
- DOB: July 2, 1984
- Hometown: Quarryville, PA
- Career Highlights: Three-time U.S. champion has something to prove after his disaster at last year's nationals. He finished fifth, failing to
win a medal for the first time in six years and costing himself a spot on the world team. Says he was so distraught he considered
quitting, but his mother convinced him to keep going. ... Started well this year, winning the bronze medal at the Grand Prix
final after finishing second at NHK Trophy. ... Third at 2010 U.S. championships earned him spot on second Olympic team. ...
Bronze medalist at the 2008 world championships. ... Second after the short program at the Turin Games, fell out of medal
contention with a sloppy, error-filled program and finished fifth overall. ... Colorful quotes and eccentric costumes make
him one of skating's biggest personalities. ... Has a reality show on the Sundance Channel, "Be Good Johnny Weir," an eight-part
series that chronicles the ups and downs of an elite athlete and is a follow-up to this summer's "Pop Star on Ice" documentary.
... Didn't start skating until he was 12, when he saw Oksana Baiul on television. ... Speaks Russian and his favorite city
- Olympic History: 2006