Plushenko has been named to the Russian Olympic Team. Most posters here appear to expect him to withdraw at some point. How long will the duct tape last? And the question is harder than one might think. The Plushenko case: To skate or not to skate? Just so it's clear, choosing "Before the Men's" SP would mean doing it after the last possible deadline for substitutions. "Before the Team Meeting for the Individual Events" may leave the door open for a possible substitution. Or it might not.