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…

Norway’s Curlers to Show off Funky Pants in Sochi – ABC News

ABC NewsSo what will be the must-see moments at the Sochi Olympics? How about snowboard star Shaun White performing his latest trick — the frontside double-cork 1440. Or Evgeny Plushenko’s…