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    Evan Lysacek Announces Return to Figure Skating, Plans to Compete in 2014 Winter Olympics

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    Evan Lysacek still finds the ice pretty nice.

    The U.S. figure skater announced on Friday that he is not only coming out of retirement, but is planning to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi as well.

    "I'm officially coming back to competition," Lysacek said on Friday's Today show.  "I took time away from the ice, I did a variety of things, enjoyed all of them, but nothing satisfied me as much as competing. I still have the Olympic bug and I think I have one more games in me."

    Couple alert: Evan Lysacek and Vera Wang

    Lysacek, who won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, admitted that, at 27, he's definitely "working with a different body" now.

    "I've had to be a smarter and more efficient athlete, so training has definitely been different, but I've enjoyed every second of it," he said with a smile. "I'm looking forward to this buildup to Sochi."

    And now, so are we, Evan. Welcome back!

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