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Johnny Weir announces return

Updated: January 20, 2012, 4:15 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Johnny Weir is ready to give up the fashion shows and the red carpet for another shot at the Olympics.

The popular figure skater said Thursday he was returning to competition with hopes of taking the ice at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Even if it means living what he describes as a "monk"-like life of an elite athlete in training.

"I wanted to do this while I still have the time," the three-time U.S. champion said at a news conference in Manhattan. "I didn't want to be 50 ...

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