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    Olympic champion Lysacek to take at least a year off


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    Most shocking news of the offseason
    Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!

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    http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/...medium=twitter

    Update from Phil Hersh:
    Clarifying his situation in a Thursday morning interview with the Tribune, Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek said he will not compete any more in 2010 but left open the possibility of skating at the 2011 U.S. Championships and trying for the 2014 Olympics.

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    Not very surprising news, but thanks for posting.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    I'm not surprised. I also think he won't come back.

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    So very Sasha Cohen of him.

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    The official USFS press release is now published online: 2010 Olympic Champion Evan Lysacek Not Competing for Remainder of 2010
    However...
    He has not ruled out competing at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 22-30 in Greensboro, N.C.
    Guess he registered by the Sept. 1st USFS qualifying season deadline.

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    I definitely don't expect to see Evan competing at 2011 Nationals, and would be very surprised to ever see him compete again at all.

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    Totally not shocked. I would have been really surprised to see him compete this year. Not that he had GPs; it would have just been Nationals/Worlds.

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    Wise decision. Though I doubt we'll see him back, I would not rule out the possibility. Evan seems to be the type who enjoys rigorous routine and structure- he might miss it and decide to train again.

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    OMG an american olympic gold medatlist is not continuing? Well there is just no precedent! LOL LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    OMG an american olympic gold medatlist is not continuing? Well there is just no precedent! LOL LOL!
    Uhm....:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinakt View Post
    Wise decision. Though I doubt we'll see him back, I would not rule out the possibility. Evan seems to be the type who enjoys rigorous routine and structure- he might miss it and decide to train again.
    IA. I don't think it's likely we'll see him again but he really does seem to thrive off of competition and structure so I do not think it's completely out the realm of possibility.
    "If people are looking for guarantees, they should buy appliances at Sears and stay away from human relationships."~Prancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Most shocking news of the offseason

    It seems wise to end his competitive career on high note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    So very Sasha Cohen of him.
    It's the new trend. It's in.


    No one retires any more. It's always about taking the "indefinite break". Kwan started all this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    No one retires any more. It's always about taking the "indefinite break". Kwan started all this...

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    Thats old news. He already said he wasn't doing Grand Prix this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    It's the new trend. It's in.


    No one retires any more. It's always about taking the "indefinite break". Kwan started all this...
    And to me it's far less obnoxious than retiring and coming back repeatedly, like certain athletes in other sports have done.

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    Ahh....who might we be referring to here? *cough a certain football player cough*

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    Meh.

    You win an Olympic medal, go see if you can make money off of it and when the money and opportunities run dry you return to skating if your body will let you and you feel like you can dedicate yourself to the training.

    The situation's not complicated to decipher and is the path for a lot of skaters.

    I think we'll see him back. He's cool with training hard and he'll grow weary of life on the D-List. I don't see him coaching or doing choreo either.

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