Reigning Olympic skating champ out of Sochi Games

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 8:44 p.m. CST; updated 8:07 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the ice, the searing throb of pain reminded him that passion alone can't fuel a dream.