Lysacek begins long climb toward Sochi

BY foxsports • July 24, 2013

It's been more than three years since Evan Lysacek skated off with the gold medal in Vancouver. He hasn't competed since.

Yet, with the next Olympics 6 1-2 months away, Lysacek is taking aim at defending his title, something no male figure skater has done since Dick Button did it in 1952.

Lysacek embraces the idea of making history embraces being back on the ice in any capacity even more.

He'll be back on the ice at the season's first significant event, the International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City on Sept. 11-15.