Weir was heartened by the news of an NFL draft prospect revealing to the U.S. press that he is gay.
"Anyone that can own their truth in whatever discipline they choose to live, whether it's a football player, a figure skater, an Olympian, a trash collector, everyone needs to live their truth," he said. "It's so inspiring for so many young athletes and people who are struggling with their sexuality ... to have somebody in the NFL to look up to."
Mancuso's mettle means medal
Lindsey Vonn may get more commercial time and attention from the media, but Julia Mancuso is the female American alpine skier with the most Olympic medals.
With Vonn still recovering from injury, Mancuso could be one of the U.S. stars in Sochi. She started with a bronze medal in the super combined on Monday. She smoked the field in the downhill section of the two-stage event, but defending combined gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch turned in the third-best slalom run to win the gold.
The Olympics bring out the best in Mancuso.
"They definitely do," she said. "I grew up in an Olympic valley. It's in my blood."
Mancuso, who is from Squaw Valley, California, site of the 1960 Olympics, now has four medals. And if you think she's disappointed not to win gold after having a big lead halfway through, check out her Facebook page.
"Today was amazing, inspiring, surreal," she writes.
She gets Tuesday off to celebrate and Wednesday she'll be back at it in the downhill. In 2010 she won a silver, while Vonn won gold.
The United States now has five medals at Sochi, two behind joint leaders Canada, the Netherlands and Norway.
This time the door survived
Our new favorite bobsledder Johnny Quinn took down a bathroom door the other day that tried to lock him in.
But on Monday, when a set of elevator doors wouldn't open, Quinn and three other U.S. bobsled team members were stuck.
This time, Quinn couldn't pry the dang things open, try as he must to use his super-hero powers.
We're beginning to wonder if it's a bad idea for Quinn to let a door shut behind him. Good thing there's no gate at the start of the bobsled.
He joked with CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" that he'll probably shower with the door open and take the stairs on the days when he competes in the two-man and four-man events.
The funny elevator moment is another entry for the #SochiProblems on Twitter, but Nick Cunningham, a bobsledder who laughed at getting stuck with Quinn, says the hashtag is a "complete and utter joke."
"C'mon America, stop being ignorant. Get off the negative bandwagon," he tweeted.