Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek made it official that he's returning to the sport, announcing that he's entered Skate America in October.

It's not a surprise. Lysacek has been training for the past year. Skate America will be his first competition since he won the gold medal in Vancouver in 2010.

No man has successfully defended his Olympic gold since Dick Button in 1952.

"I'm an athlete. I love to train, I love to compete," Lysacek said. "It just took me trying other activities to realize this is what makes me happy."

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