It appears Johnny Weir‘s Olympic figure skating career is over.
The two-time Olympian did not register for a qualifying event for the U.S. Championships by a Sept. 1 deadline, U.S. Figure Skating confirmed. The Associated Press first reported the news.
The Olympic team will be selected from the U.S. Championships in Boston beginning Jan. 9. Two U.S. men will make the team for the Olympics in February.
Weir, 29, a three-time U.S. champion, can’t receive a bye into nationals, either. Only figure skaters who placed in the top five at the 2013 nationals or medaled at the 2010 Olympics or 2013 World Championships are eligible for byes, according to the AP.
Weir’s last competition was the Rostelecom Cup in November in Russia, where he withdrew due to injury. He has sparingly competed since the Vancouver Olympics, where he placed sixth. Weir was fifth at the 2006 Olympics and won bronze at the 2008 World Championships.
Even if Weir returned to competition this season, he would have been at best an outside hope at making the Olympic team behind the likes of 2013 U.S. champion Max Aaron, Olympic champion Evan Lysacek, three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott and Ross Miner, Josh Farris, Adam Rippon and Richard Dornbush.
Weir’s old rival, Lysacek, has not competed since the 2010 Olympics. The Grand Prix season starts with Skate America, Oct. 18-20, where Aaron, Lysacek and Rippon are entered. Lysacek withdrew from the U.S. International Classic last week with a slight abdominal tear. Aaron won the event.
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MONTREAL (AP) — Former Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut has apologized for his behavior amid allegations he sexually harassed several women.
He said in a statement Friday he has been “living in turmoil,” offering “unreserved apologies” from the “bottom of my heart” to all who have been hurt by his conduct. The 67-year-old Aubut adds he is leaving his BCF law firm and seeking counseling.
Aubut resigned as Canadian Olympic Committee president last weekend after women accused him of sexual comments and unwanted touching. Interim president Tricia Smith has said the organization’s board was not aware of “any specific interactions that would be construed as harassment.”
Aubut was CEO of the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques until the team moved to Colorado in 1995. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
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Magnificent Seven teammates had a message for team captain Amanda Borden after they won gold at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
“You have to get us back together,” Borden remembered in a phone interview Friday.
Reunions have been rare in the last 15 years, but Borden said she’s been in contact with all of her teammates to arrange at least one get-together in 2016 to mark the 20-year anniversary of their Olympic triumph.
“It’s easier said than done,” said Borden, who owns two Phoenix-area gyms with her husband and has three children. “I know every one of us really wants to make it happen. We are definitely doing it. It’s just a matter of if all of us can be there.”
It may happen in Atlanta. It may be at a USA Gymnastics event, such as the Olympic trials in San Jose, Calif., in July. It may be somewhere less visible, such as a warm beach.
It probably won’t happen in Rio de Janeiro, because it’s hard to coordinate the schedules of all seven women for an event abroad, even though some will be at the Olympics anyway.
Borden and Kerri Strug said they don’t remember all seven members of the team being together since 2008, the year the Magnificent Seven shared a stage for a U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame induction (photo here).
“[Borden] has put out the feelers; it seems like we’re on board,” Strug said while in New York last month for an Epson “Swimming in Ink” event with U.S. synchronized swimmers. “Do we want to do a cruise or take a vacation?”
The other Magnificent Seven team members were Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu and Jaycie Phelps.
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