So much for retirement: Plushenko not ruling out 2018 Olympics


Evgeni Plushenko of Russia competes in the men's team free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

SOCHI, Russia - Russian figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko, who announced his retirement after withdrawing from the men's individual event in Sochi with a back injury, may now try to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"If need be, I'll have another 10 operations...I'm not ruling out that I'll go for a fifth Olympic Games," he told Russian state television on Tuesday.

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