February 23, 2010

That's not a silver medal! That's a platinum medal!

Ahh, when the Olympics roll around, it's fun to hate the Russians. Especially when they won silver and then claim they won platinum.

Evgeni Plushenko, the much-decorated Russian figure skater who lost the gold in Vancouver to American Evan Lysacek, has apparently created a fourth kind of Olympic medal: A platinum one.

Evgeni, who blamed the judges for his near-miss effort at gold last week, has posted a picture of his "platinum" medal from Vancouver on his official Web site.

Oh man! That's classy! I wish more figure skaters would pull ridiculous moves like this. Pull a steel chair on a hated rival. Trash talking after a routine. You want to make figure skating more accessible to men? Do away with the tights and have the guys act selfish and angry all the time!

See the madness first hand at http://evgeni-plushenko.com/

(Found this on The Locker Room Blog)

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