Agent: Plushenko isn't creating new Olympic medals

Updated: February 23, 2010, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Evgeni Plushenko's agent says the Olympic silver medalist isn't awarding himself a new color of medal and just wants to put the furor over the men's final behind him.

There are pictures of Plushenko's three Olympic medals on his official Web site, and reports Tuesday said his latest was labeled "platinum of Vancouver." His medal from the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 was properly identified as silver. The Russian also has a gold from the Turin Olympics.

Ari Zakarian says whoever did the "stupid thing" had no authority, and the figure skater isn't even aware of it. There were no labels below the medals as of Tuesday afternoon.

As for Plushenko's unhappiness with the final results, Zakarian says the three-time world champion has moved on and is looking forward to competing again.


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