Weir officially out of Olympics after not registeringTwo-time Olympian will not make bid for nationals; Czisny, Flatt sign up
Johnny Weir, who has won three U.S. championships, competed at two Olympic Winter Games and reached a podium at worlds, will not take part in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Weir attempted a short comeback last season, in which he competed at 2012 Finlandia Trophy and the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, but injuries forced him to step aside. There was some speculation that he might attempt one final Olympic run, but by choosing not to register for the 2014 U.S. Championships qualifying events, he forfeits the right to compete for a spot.
He is also ineligible for a waiver, since U.S. Figure Skating rules prevent skaters who did not finish in the top five at the previous year's nationals, reach the podium at the previous world championships or earn a medal at the most recent Olympics from getting a free pass.
Weir may make an appearance in Sochi, but it will not be as an athlete.
Two skaters who did register to qualify for the U.S. championships are two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny and 2010 U.S. champion Rachael Flatt. Both ladies competitors will have to earn their spots by advancing through regionals and sectionals.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.