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Plushenko Pulls Out of Men's Figure Skating Event

Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the men's individual figure skating event at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, just seconds before he had been due to start his short program. Plushenko was seen clutching the base of his spine throughout his warm-up and when they announced his name as the next performer, instead of taking his position for the start of his routine, he skated up to the judges. After an exchange with officials, a male voice announced in Russian over the...

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