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VIDEO — Evgenia Medvedeva Dominates the Ice at Rostelecom Cup 2017

NBC Sports: Despite a surprising fall in her free skate, Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva finished the competition with a solid lead to claim the gold. With commentary by NBC Sports lead figure skating analysts Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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VIDEO — Shibutanis Earn Ice Dance Gold at Rostelecom Cup 2017

NBC Sports: Maia and Alex Shibutani’s free dance was perfectly complemented by their Coldplay musical selection at 2017 Rostelecom Cup. With commentary by NBC Sports lead figure skating analysts Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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VIDEO — Yuzuru Hanyu Lands Quad Lutz in Strong Free Skate at Rostelecom Cup 2017

NBC Sports: Yuzuru Hanyu performed a strong free skate at Rostelecom Cup, landing a quad lutz — the most difficult quad jump currently — despite a lingering knee injury. Hanyu took first place in the free skate and earned silver overall in the competition. With commentary by NBC Sports lead figure skating analysts Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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VIDEO — Nathan Chen’s SP at Rostelecom Cup 2017 Showcases Athleticism and Artistry

NBC Sports: Nathan Chen wowed the crowd at Rostelecom Cup with a powerhouse short program. With commentary by NBC Sports lead figure skating analysts Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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VIDEO — Misha Ge Earns 4th Place at Rostelecom Cup 2017

NBC Sports: Uzbekistan’s Misha Ge earned 4th place in a highly competitive men’s field at Rostelecom Cup 2017, the first Grand Prix event of this Olympic season. With commentary by NBC Sports lead figure skating analysts Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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VIDEO — Skating Safety with Johnny Weir

Bryant Park NYC: Winter Village Skating Ambassador Johnny Weir shares his rink safety and ice skating tips at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.

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Nathan Chen & More Headline NBC Sports’ Coverage of Grand Prix Russia Figure Skating

NBC Sports: NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of coverage of Grand Prix Russia, the first event in the 2017 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, this weekend, featuring 2017 U.S. men’s champion Nathan Chen and U.S. ice dance champions Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.

NBC will present coverage of the event this Sunday, October 22, at 12 noon ET. Terry Gannon handles play-by-play on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.

The men’s field features a compelling early season match-up between Chen, the technically advanced teenager who is pushing the sport forward with his quadruple jumping ability, and 2014 Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, the reigning world champion who is aiming to defend his Olympic title in 2018. The Olympic gold medal favorite on the ladies’ side, two-time reigning world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva from Russia, will also compete in Moscow, where 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu and 2017 U.S. bronze medalist Mariah Bell will lead the American effort. U.S. siblings and three-time world medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani will compete in ice dance.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present 14 hours of live coverage of the event.

JOHNNY WEIR ON THE 2017 GRAND PRIX SERIES:  “The Olympic season always brings surprises and excellence. The Grand Prix Series before the Olympics is always a fight for supremacy to be viewed as a favorite for the Games, and this season will be no different. I am particularly excited to see reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan hold his ground against his countryman Shoma Uno and training mate Javier Fernandez of Spain, as well as the best men’s field I’ve ever seen.

“The ladies will be all about the Russians once again. Yevgenia Medvedeva, Alina Zagitova, Anna Pogorilaya, Yelena Radionova, Polina Tsurskaya and Maria Sotskova all have wonderful skills, and could all make the final, however the most intriguing rivalry will be between Medvedeva and her training mate Zagitova.

“A year ago, I thought the United States would only have medal opportunities in ice dance and in the team event in PyeongChang, but with names like Nathan Chen and Ashley Wagner being touted as medal contenders at the Games, it will be incredible to watch their seasons unfold. A very impressive and mature Mirai Nagasu is chomping at the bit to prove herself and get back to the Olympic Games. I’m so excited to bring skating into American homes this fall, and welcome my country to South Korea and into the world of figure skating once again at the Olympics.”

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Johnny Weir for NBC Sports' Coverage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Rostelecom Cup

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AUDIO — The Tara and Johnny Podcast, Episode 51: Chickens on a Bus

Tara and Johnny: “She’s an Olympic champion. He is a two-time Olympian. Together, they’re figure skating royalty turned NBC commentators. And now they’re pop culture icons. But more importantly, they’re best friends. NBC presents: ‘Tara and Johnny.’ Here’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.”

In this episode, Tara and Johnny talk about their future homes. Next, they have their latest Fan Kall with Corrine from California about her best travel story. Then they talk about their trips to New York, and finish off with their Skating Corner promoting the Grand Prix.

Tune into NBC this Sunday, October 22, 12 noon ET / 11 am CT for Johnny and Tara’s commentary on Rostelecom Cup, the first event of the Grand Prix season.

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NBC Sports Group and U.S. Figure Skating Announce 2017-18 Television Schedule

NBC Sports: NBC Sports Group and U.S. Figure Skating announced today the broadcast schedule for the 2017-18 figure skating season. Beginning this week, NBC Sports Group will present more than 200 hours of coverage throughout the season, including nearly 100 hours on NBC and NBCSN. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present more than 100 hours of figure skating coverage.

NBC Sports Group will kick off its Grand Prix Series coverage with 2017 Grand Prix Russia set for Oct. 20-22 in Moscow.

2017 Bridgestone Skate America, held Nov. 24-26 in Lake Placid, New York, will have 13.5 hours of live coverage, including six hours on NBC and NBCSN.

The Grand Prix Series concludes Dec. 7-10 with coverage of the 2017 Grand Prix Final from Nagoya, Japan.

Read more and see the complete broadcast schedule here.

Johnny’s NBC commentary dates are listed below.
(Schedule subject to change)

 

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AUDIO — The Tara and Johnny Podcast, Episode 50: Lip Sync’s & Jungle Cruises

Tara and Johnny: “She’s an Olympic champion. He is a two-time Olympian. Together, they’re figure skating royalty turned NBC commentators. And now they’re pop culture icons. But more importantly, they’re best friends. NBC presents: ‘Tara and Johnny.’ Here’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.”

In their 50th episode, Tara and Johnny talk about their trip to Disney World. Then, they have their latest Fan Kall with Casey from Kentucky about her most outrageous wedding story, and finish up by teasing their involvement in the popular TV show, Lip Sync Battle.

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