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Evan Lysacek, Kristi Yamaguchi will be TODAY correspondents in Sochi

Jan 28, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

Evan Lysacek

Olympic champion figure skaters Evan Lysacek and Kristi Yamaguchi will serve as special correspondents for TODAY in Sochi, joining Lindsey Vonn, who will be a U.S.-based correspondent.

Lysacek, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist, called off a bid to defend his title on Dec. 10, citing a lingering hip injury. Lysacek, who has not competed since the 2010 Olympics, has said he wants to continue skating when healthy.

Lysacek and Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympic champion, join a star-studded group of figure skaters contributing to NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Olympics, which begin Feb. 6.

That list also includes two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan, 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski, two-time Olympian Johnny Weir, 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith Belbin and 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes.

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