Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Evan Lysacek

Injury will force Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek to miss Sochi Games

Reigning Olympic men's figure skating champion Evan Lysacek will miss the Sochi Games because of a torn labrum in his left hip.Lysacek tore the labrum, along with another muscle in his abdomen, during a hard fall in August. He pursued an aggressive course of treatment and returned to the ice in October. But the "excruciating pain" intensified as he increased his training, and doctors told him last week that he was risking permanent damage if he continued.Lysacek made his announcement Tuesday on the "Today" show. Earlier, he told The Associated Press he's "crushed" at not being able to compete and represent the United States in Sochi. He says even though he knew the injury was a serious one, he "really believed this was going to work out."...

Read More

  1. SOCHI SCENE: Speed wins

    Defending men's figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says speed will decide who succeeds him as Olympic gold medalist.Lysacek is in Sochi working for NBC's"Today Sho...

  2. American favorites struggle early at Sochi Games

    What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.For the U.S. Olympic team, it's becoming more...

  3. SOCHI SCENE: Quad After Quad

    Kevin Reynolds' workouts are exhausting.Not to him, perhaps, but to anyone watching his training sessions at the Sochi Olympics.Reynolds does quadruple jumps as easi...

  4. Red, White and Very Blue: Big-name Americans struggling in early days of Sochi Olympics

    What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.For the U.S. Olympic team, it's becoming more...

  5. Olympic Daily Preview - Thursday, February 13th

    Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Norway's Ole Einar Bjorndalen gets another chance to capture his 13th Winter Olympics medal on Thursday in the men's individual 2...

  6. Russia wins first gold of Olympics in team figure skating

    Russia won its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, taking the new team figure skating event even before the ice dancers finished up.The resurgence of R...

  7. Olympic Daily News - Thursday, February 13th

    Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Joss Christensen claimed the first-ever Olympic gold in men's ski slopestyle on Thursday, leading a medal sweep for th...

  8. Plushenko withdraws from men's figure skating

    Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Yevgeny Plushenko withdrew from the men's figure skating competition, unable to perform in Thursday's short program at the 2014 S...

  9. Hanyu tops field after short program; Plushenko withdraws

    Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Even an incredible score by an up-and- comer couldn't take the spotlight away from Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko.Japan's Yuzuru Hany...

  10. Lysacek will not compete at Sochi Olympics

    Colorado Springs, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Lysacek, the reigning Olympic figure skating champion, announced Tuesday that a hip injury will prevent him from defe...

  11. TV Show Recaps - Dancing with the Stars Finale Episode Recap: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    And the Season 10 Dancing with the Stars champion is ... not so fast! Before Donny Osmond's successor is crowned, Nicole Scherzinger , Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews ...

  12. American Lysacek Wins Skating Gold in Upset

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Evan Lysacek brought down the champion.Lysacek became the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988, sh...

  1. No Sochi Games for reigning Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek because of hip injury

    Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would subside. And every ...

  2. Ivan Drago skates toward the sunset

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Let's spread a rumor that Russian skater Yevgeny Plushenko is responsible for American Evan Lysacek being unable to defend his figure skating g...

  3. 2014 Winter Olympics Preview: Figure Skating

    (SportsNetwork.com) - There won't be a repeat men's singles champion at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, although the ladies could see a back-to-back gold medal winne...

  4. Evan Lysacek on 'Huckabee'

    Olympic gold medalist and his partner discuss competing on 'Dancing With the Stars'; winning at the Vancouver games

  5. Evan Lysacek shuns quad jumps, focuses on artistry

    By Janet GuttsmanVANCOUVER (Reuters) - Evan Lysacek shrugged off the supposed need for a showy quadruple jump when he won the Olympic figure skating gold medal on Th...

  6. Evan Lysacek ends Yevgeny Plushenko's Olympic reign

    By Mary MillikenIt was a crushing blow for Plushenko, who had come out of retirement to rescue Russian skating, and to his nation, a traditional winter sports powerh...

  7. Evan Lysacek edges Yevgeny Plushenko to figure skating gold

    By Pritha SarkarVANCOUVER (Reuters) - American Evan Lysacek ended favorite Yevgeny Plushenko's imperious reign as Olympic champion with a spell-binding free skate on...

‹ Prev12345Next ›