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Evgeny Plushenko blasts media

Updated: February 11, 2013, 11:29 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russian figure skating star Evgeny Plushenko wants a television commentator to be charged with libel after expressing doubts about reports that the 2006 Olympic champion underwent spinal surgery.

The 30-year-old Plushenko has vowed to seek another medal at next year's Sochi Olympics in his home country, but has been plagued by injuries.

Plushenko withdrew from last month's European Championships, and coach Alexei Mishin later said he had disk-replacement surgery in Israel.

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