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Evgeni Plushenko cleared to compete

Updated: June 13, 2011, 7:28 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Former Olympic champion figure skater Evgeni Plushenko of Russia has had his amateur status restored, clearing him to compete at the 2014 Games in his home country.

The International Skating Union on Sunday approved an appeal by the Russian figure skating federation to restore Plushenko's amateur status, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported.

The ISU stripped the 2006 Olympic champion of eligibility in August. After finishing second to Evan Lysacek at the 2010 Olympics in ...

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