tragedy on ice

Russia's Plushenko Falls, Retires

Russia's star figure skater—not to mention expert ice dancer and stripper—withdrew from the Olympics and announced his retirement on Thursday after falling during a triple axel in his warmup and injuring his back. Yevgeny Plushenko has won four Olympic medals, including gold in team skating this past weekend. "I think it's God saying, 'Yevgeny, enough, enough with skating,'" the 31-year-old said. "Age, it's OK. But I have 12 surgeries. I'd like to be healthy."