Winter Olympics 2014

Iced! Olympic Skating's Biggest Controversies

Ashley Wagner's road to Sochi isn't the only flap to rock Olympic history. Look back at other scandals that have broken the ice


The 2010 Olympics was all about the quadruple jump in men's figure skating. Top contender, Evan Lysacek of the U.S., citing issues with his left foot, skated a near-flawless program without the quad. His rival, Russian competitor Evgeni Plushenko, landed flawless quads in both his short and long programs, but it was Lysacek who took home the gold. During the medal ceremony, an angry Plushenko (who had backing from Russian teammates and judges) stepped on the top-level podium on his way to his silver medal-spot, causing many to call him out for unsportsmanlike conduct.