Olympic fans, exhale: Johnny Weir, the inimitable NBC analyst and former Olympic figure skater, will be back in the commentary booth as an Olympic Correspondent in Rio.
Weir, you may remember, stole the show in Sochi with Tara Lupinski. The duo not only offered insightful figure skating analysis, they also dressed to the nines and appeared to be having more fun than everyone else in all of Russia combined.
On Sunday, Weir posted a photo of himself splayed across the nine — yes, nine — suitcases he is bringing with him to Rio.
“Consider me packed. Off to Rio Olympics tomorrow night!” Weir wrote in the caption.
Haters will say Weir’s flotilla of luggage — for a two-week event, remember — was fake, but on Monday he was indeed spotted, at an airport, checking his nine bags:
Depending on the size and weight of the bags, Weir’s luggage fees may have run upwards of $1,000. Hopefully for Weir, he can expense those fees to NBC.
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