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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir visit Rio's Carnival (video)

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are used to performing in front of packed arenas, but they had never encountered anything like the Sambadrome.

NBC’s figure skating analysts visited Rio de Janeiro in February to taste the Olympic city ahead of the first Games in South America for “1st Look.” 52 more words

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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir now in ice sculpture form

NBC Olympic figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were greeted at the World Championships in Boston on Thursday by … themselves.

Lipinski and Weir were made into an ice sculpture bust on display at the Boston bar Frost Ice Loft, which is maintained at a chilled 21 degrees. 105 more words

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Russia, U.S. women on proving ground at World Figure Skating Championships

BOSTON — The question isn’t so much who will win the World title, but will she have the staying power to defend it and last through the 2018 Olympics? 658 more words

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World Figure Skating Championships pairs preview: 'A game of Russians'

BOSTON — Russian pairs, for so long the standard of figure skating excellence, did not come close to a medal at the 2015 World Championships. 500 more words

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Is Yuzuru Hanyu beatable? World Championships men's preview

BOSTON — This edition of the World Figure Skating Championships could be billed as the greatest three-man competition in 28 years. Except one skater is in a class of his own. 860 more words

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Maia, Alex Shibutani can bring ice dance title back to U.S.; Worlds preview

BOSTON — The best U.S. hope for a World Figure Skating Championships medal this week comes in ice dance, and Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir  785 more words

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