Every four years, the world falls in love with a figure skater. These mite-sized dynamos, women in the shortest of skirts and dashing gentlemen with just a flash of flare, dominate the airwaves for two solid weeks, disappearing when they are done to the margins, regional events and ice shows the world over. This year, though, no single skater has managed to separate themselves from the pack.
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The other weighs an avian pounds, favors sequined swan outfits and coyly brushes off patter about his sexuality. One skates with precision and adrenalized power, wants figure skating in the X Games and wears several days of stubble during competitions. One is accused of being robotic and rehearsed.
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Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek right took to Twitter over the weekend to make a bigoted joke about fellow skater Johnny Weir's gender. Then he went the classy route — by claiming he was hacked. Here's the initial Twitter exchange between figure skating gold medalist Lycasek and a fan:.
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Men's figure skating has always been caught between its public image and its conservative culture. But with anti-LGBT policies haunting the Sochi Olympics, the sport's biggest stars are under more pressure than ever to set the record straight. When I ask figure skater Jeremy Abbott how athletes should respond to Russia's anti-gay laws, his eyes widen.
Apologies to JohnnyGWeir. Am taking measures to make sure something like this never happens again. The comment was insensitive, hurtful and offensive.
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