Here is the fourth entry of my favorite figure skating moments of 2014:

7. Evgeni Plushenko scores big in the team event in Sochi. In his fourth Olympic Games, Plushenko arguably delivered even better performances than he did in his previous ones. Skating in his home country his nerves of steel left us all marveling at him. His charisma and confidence begged the questions about how he could do what he was doing at age 15…at age 31 after time off and surgeries, etc. In the process we stood and applauded as he became figure skating’s equivalent of Michael Jordan.

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