If the only Olympics figure skating you're watching is during NBC's primetime coverage, than we're sorry: You are missing the event's greatest single performance.
It's taking place not on the ice, but above it -- inside the booth of the NBC Sports Network, which flamboyant former skater Johnny Weir has turned into his own personal fashion runway during his stay in Sochi.
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Weir's broadcast team covers figure skating live, but the taped, more widely viewed primetime coverage is announced by a different (and much less accessorized) set of NBC broadcasters. Which means many figure skating fans -- and in fact much of humanity, since that's really whose loss all this is -- are being denied the Games' greatest viewing experience this side of Johnny Quinn's fight with his bathroom door.
This was all too much for us to bear.
So we've been collecting screengrabs and posts from Weir's Instagram (which, by the way, has turned the hulking grill of a random blue, Volvo truck into Sochi's most popular photo background other than the Olympic flame) to make sure everybody gets to enjoy The Full Johnny Weir Olympic Experience.
After all, it's a remarkable man who can wear outfits louder and more outrageous than those of the glittering figure skaters and Weir, truly an Olympic hero, is pulling it off daily.
Can we give Johnny Weir a gold medal just because?
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) February 19, 2014
Johnny Weir is definitely one of the highlights of these Olympics. He's like a walking middle finger to Putin.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) February 16, 2014
Johnny Weir better than the Justin Bieber
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) February 14, 2014
Here's an exclusive look at how Johnny Weir's luggage got to Sochi pic.twitter.com/SsmwQIxHOe
— Engelland's Eye (@EngellandsEye) February 16, 2014
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