Belbin, Weir to share suite

Updated: February 12, 2010, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- U.S. ice dancer Tanith Belbin will be sharing a suite at the Olympics with men's competitor Johnny Weir.

The longtime friends have their own bedrooms and bathrooms -- Weir arrived first and immediately took the one with a bathtub, to Belbin's chagrin -- but otherwise will be roomies.

Belbin, who won Olympic silver in 2006 with partner Ben Agosto, says she is "thrilled" to room with someone she "grew up together with" in the sport. Weir, fifth in Torino, has promised to make sure everything in the suite smells good.

Noting that "we are both divas," Weir said it was inevitable he and Belbin share housing for their second Olympics.


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