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He made the announcement on the "Today" show to announce what was expected as Lysacek switched from an entertainment-minded agent to one who understands sports. He had been in a dispute with U.S. Figure Skating, but told the Chicago Tribune everything is worked out. He even saw an upside to delaying a year:
"I think the most positive thing of delaying a year is I have had a whole year to train before jumping back into competition," he said. "I feel much more prepared than I was a year ago."
Lysacek's return comes at a time when the U.S. could use an infusion of talent. The world championships ended with Jeremy Abbott in eighth and Adam Rippon in 13th. Ashley Wagner's fourth-place finish was a nice surprise on the women's side, but Alissa Czisny took 13th. Only ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White are a true medal threat.
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