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Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko for dropping out of Sochi Olympics – Fox News

Fox NewsRussians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko — their own countryman — a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko’s strong performance in the team event helped Russia earn its first gold at the Sochi …Japan’s Hanyu, Canada’s Chan poised for men’s figure skating showdownWashington PostFigure […]

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Evgeni Plushenko abruptly withdraws from men’s competition – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia — Instead of competing, Evgeni Plushenko took a curtain call. The Russian withdrew from the men’s event at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday after aggravating his chronically bad back in practice a day earlier. The 2006 Olympic champion was …Linda Robertson: Injury denies Plushenko his rightful Sochi showcaseMiamiHerald.comUPDATE 1-Olympics-Figure skating-Hanyu sets world […]

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Russian skater Evgeny Plushenko pulls out of Winter Olympics and retires – The Guardian

The GuardianPlushenko, a huge crowd favourite, was competing at his fourth Olympics. His controversial inclusion in the team came after he was second in the Russian national championship, which was won by an up-and-coming 18-year-old skater, but was included for …Winter Olympics 2014: Plushenko withdraws with injury, retires from skating …Penn LiveSochi Olympics Day 8: […]

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Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadowing men’s hockey – Reuters

ReutersSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a development that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice …Plushenko withdraws from men’s figure skating competitionWashington PostU.S. Men Sweep Slopestyle as Plushenko Withdraws From SkatingSan […]

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Winter Olympics 2014: Top Photos – ABC News

ABC NewsMarissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir of the U.S. compete in the team pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo …Evgeni Plushenko helps Russia take charge in Winter Olympics‘ team figure …San Jose Mercury NewsWinter Olympics 2014: […]

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USOC receives email about Sochi security threat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe U.S. Olympic Committee and several other countries have received emails regarding security threats at the Sochi Winter Games, further raising concerns about safety. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said in a statement Wednesday that the message has …Russians make Evgeni Plushenko their choice for 2014 Sochi OlympicsLos Angeles TimesTwin toilets photo at Sochi Olympics […]