Bode Miller, who added a silver medal to his tally in the super-G on Friday, is one of many Olympic athletes who embrace the technical materials side of their sport -- in this case his skis -- to reach maximum performance.
Evan Lysacek took the gold, Johnny Weir once again almost stole the show, and Yevgeny Plushenko, the defending Russian champion, was left grumbling about quads and the future of ice skating.
The skating world was stunned by Evan Lysacek beating favorite Yevgeny Plushenko in the men's figure skating competition. The fans seemed more perplexed by Johnny Weir's low scores.
Johnny Weir was in sixth place heading into Thursday night's figure skating finals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
The Winter Olympics men's figure skating long program tonight will determine the gold medal. Russia's defending champion Yevgeny Plushenko is in the driver's seat and he's laid down the gauntlet to his rivals. It's all about the quad. Check out the video.
Day 7 of the Vancouver Olympics continues with medal events in the men's and women's biathlon, ladies' alpine skiing slalom and snowboarding halfpipe, and men's free skating – featuring the American Johnny Weir.
After the raw-boned spectacle of the Winter Olympics' other sports, figure skating is like stepping into another universe of theater and plumage.
Britain's ice dancers Sinead Kerr, right, and John Kerr, left, perform during the gala exhibition at the 2010 European figure skating championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The siblings are seven-time British national champions and will compete in the Vancouver Games in their second Olympic appearance.