Has Figure Skating Maxed Out In Difficulty?

At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, American Evan Lysacek won the men's singles figure skating gold medal without a single quadruple jump, while Russia's Evgeni Plushenko, who did have a quad in his program, took home silver. Four years later, this sort of scenario never materialized: Every top male competitor in… » 2/14/14 3:16pm 2/14/14 3:16pm

Watch Russian TV React Live To The End Of Evgeni Plushenko's Career

Evgeni Plushenko is the closest thing Russia has to royalty anymore, and the celebrated Olympic figure skater's withdrawal today is a shock to the Winter Games host nation. Here's the live coverage from Россия-1, with commentators slowly realizing Plushenko's Olympic career was ending before their eyes, and reporting… » 2/13/14 11:55am 2/13/14 11:55am

Your Guide To Evgeni Plushenko, Figure Skating's Old Badass

This weekend, Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko helped the Russian team win a gold medal in the new team figure skating event. Now, the 31-year-old has his sights set on a medal in the individual event. This is great news, because Evgeni Plushenko is awesome. Let us explain. » 2/10/14 2:43pm 2/10/14 2:43pm