'Serious Threats' Make Weir Stay in Olympic Village
Weir had talked about staying in a hotel because he didn't enjoy his experience in the Olympic village four years ago. Weir says arranging security at a hotel would have been too tough, while the village is under tight control. Weir is sharing a two-bedroom suite with ice dancer Tanith Belbin.
"All those crazy fur people definitely changed my mind," said the former world bronze medalist.
"Security wise, staying in a hotel would be very difficult. There have been threats against me. Threats of harming me personally, so I didn't want to get hurt.
"So I decided to stay in the village and my team has made it as comfortable as possible. I don't want any outside influences to hurt my chances here."
Weir drew the ire of animal-rights activists last month after he added white fox fur to the left shoulder of his costume for the free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.