Wednesday Feb 26
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.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014
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.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
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.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
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.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Evgeni Plushenko slated for back surgery in March; athlete hopes to skate again
Evgeni Plushenko felt the screw that snapped in his back just before he hit the ice in at the Sochi Olympics for his performance.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Russia reaffirms command of Olympic figure skating
The sport they once dominated was the province of just about everyone else. With the next Winter Games scheduled for their home country, the Russians new things had to change quickly.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Meet the 2014 Olympic ladies figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova
On February 20, 2014, Adelina Sotnikova of Russia won the ladies Olympic figure skating title defeating South Korea's Kim Yu-Na , the 2010 ladies Olympic figure skating champion and 2013 ladies world figure skating champion, who had been the favorite to win in Sochi.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Lutz or Flutz? The Tricky Physics of Figure Skating
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
The Globe and Mail
Plushenko says he may compete in 2018 Olympics
Evgeni Plushenko of Russia skates on the ice prior to pulling out of the men's short program figure skating competition due to illness at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
Was Plushenko ordered to skate despite injury?
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KESQ-TV Palm Desert
Was Plushenko ordered to skate despite injury?
The golden boy of Russian Winter Olympic sports Evgeni Plushenko is at the center of a whodunnit mystery in Sochi.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
The Daily Beast
The Week in Viral VideosBy Ariana Dickey
As if the Olympic skiing courses weren't already challenging enough, this Danish television segment ups the ante by shooting lasers at the skiers as they fly down the moguls run.
The Huffington Post
NBC Criticized For Acting Like Evgeni Plushenko Is Still In Olympics Hours After He Withdraws
The #NBCFail hashtag is back with a vengeance. On Thursday, Evgeni Plushenko withdrew from the men's figure skating competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics due to a back injury.
Olympic Viewing: Live and die with figure skating
By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer Snowboarder Shaun White is the most buzzed-about Olympic athlete on Facebook but figure skating is the sport that attracts the most interest by a wide margin.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
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Marin Independent Journal
Steward: Darting here and there . . .
Sorry we missed you last week. We took a few days off to go slopestyling and halfpiping, and boy, do we feel refreshed.
5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics - Friday edition
PLUSHENKO TAKING HEAT: Russian figure skating star Evgeni Plushenko is taking criticism in his home country for dropping out of the men's figure skating competition with injury after complaining of severe spinal pain during warmups before the short program.
Jason Brown could win medal, faces Yuzuru Hanyu after Evgeni Plushenko drops out
Jason Brown met Evgeni Plushenko at an Olympic practice, and the Russian great said he was a big fan of the American teen.
The Washington Post
Analysis: Plushenko's uneasy legacy
The men's short program brought everything we love about skating: beauty, drama, suspicion and a tidbit of unpredictability .