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2010 Olympic champ to serve as US envoy

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2014 at 3:14 am •  Published: February 11, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Evan Lysacek will travel from the Sochi Olympics to St. Petersburg on Saturday as part of the U.S. State Department envoy program.

The 2010 gold medalist, who has been working as a TV analyst at the Sochi games, will be accompanied by 2010 Olympian Rachael Flatt.

Lysacek and Flatt will celebrate the 140th anniversary of modern figure skating being introduced in Russia by American skater and ballet dancer Jackson Haines. Lysacek served as a sports envoy on behalf of the United States in Belarus and Sweden in 2012.

Lysacek and Flatt will conduct clinics with local young athletes of all skill levels, and speak to university audiences on healthy living, the spirit of the Olympics, and the ability of sports to bring people together regardless of culture or background.