Feb 26, 2014
Russia Beyond the Headlines
A Sochi doctor's three main challenges: Joint, no drugs, and Americans
From Evgeni Plushenko's back problems to daily crashes on the ski and snowboarding courses, doctors had their hands full at the Sochi Games.
The St. Petersburg Times
At Home, Russian Athletes Win Most Medals
Russia's post-Soviet athletic decline hit bottom at the Vancouver Olympics, where the once dominant winter sporting nation left with only three gold medals and the daunting task of rebuilding its team in time to host the Sochi Games.
Plushenko says his next back surgery will be broadcast live on television
It's not unusual for athletes to seek as much publicity as possible in the time following the Olympics.
The Big Lead
Evgeni Plushenko Wants to Broadcast His Back Surgery Live
Evgeni Plushenko won a team medal for Russia at the Sochi Olympics. Plushenko then pulled out of the men's short program with a back injury.
On home ice and snow, Russians win medals tally
After a stunning podium sweep Sunday in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race and another gold in the four-man bobsled, Russia finished the Winter Games with more total medals and more gold medals than anyone else.