And Weir has the attention/respect of academia (no less than Columbia University), too:
Originally Posted by noskates
The Sochi Olympics and the Role of Athletes
Monday, December 2, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard Department of Political Science for a discussion with Johnny Weir and Victor Weir-Voronov as they share their views on what role athletes may play during the Sochi Olympics.
By its own description, "the Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe."
Registration is open to students, faculty, and staff from Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College.
Seems possible that video of the event will be available later.