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  • U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics

    U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics
    When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed. In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
  • Speedskaters fear Under Armour suits a factor in slow times at Olympics

    Speedskaters fear Under Armour suits a factor in slow times at Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — In the wake of disappointing results that have seen its speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, U.S. Speedskating may change the one factor it controls — its race suit. Under Armour...
  • U.S. speedskaters will hang up new Under Armour suits for old

    U.S. speedskaters will hang up new Under Armour suits for old
    U.S. speedskaters will resume competition Saturday in an older racing suit from Baltimore-based Under Armour, hanging up the company's high-tech Mach 39 suit introduced for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Some skaters worried the new suit might be hurting...
  • Commentary As medals slip away, Americans getting steamed

    The snow in the Caucasus Mountains is dissolving, the white patches shrinking, and many athletes on Team USA seem to be melting down with them. Some Americans are drained, and others are dragging. When they ski or they skate, they think they went fast,...
  • Preparing for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

    Preparing for the 2014 Sochi Olympics
    The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
  • U.S. speedskaters get OK to ditch new suits

    U.S. speedskaters get OK to ditch new suits
    SOCHI, Russia РU.S. speedskater Jonathan Kuck took to the ice Saturday for the 1,500 meters in his race suit worn during the World Cup season after the team received  approval from the International Skating Union to ditch the much-hyped but...
  • Will new suit revolutionize speedskating?

    Will new suit revolutionize speedskating?
    The locker room in suburban Salt Lake City was secured by a password-locked door. Cellphones were prohibited. Those entering signed a guarantee they wouldn't share information. Waiting inside was the result of more than two years of work by an...
  • Davis: Speedskating struggles a wake-up call

    Davis: Speedskating struggles a wake-up call
    Changes to the U.S. speedskating set-up are likely after a disastrous fortnight of numerous complaints and no medals, double Olympic champion Shani Davis said Thursday. At the center of the Americans' complaints have been their Under Armour Mach 39...
  • U.S. speedskating team left to look for answers

     U.S. speedskating team left to look for answers
    SOCHI, Russia — About midway through the Winter Olympics, U.S. speedskater Patrick Meek had just finished his workout for the day. At the time, Meek and his teammates were still competing in Under Armour's Mach 39 race suit, designed for and...
  • Who's the best speedskater ever? Well, it depends

    Who's the best speedskater ever? Well, it depends
    Shani Davis qualified for the 2014 U.S. Olympic speedskating team in three individual events, winning two of them — the 1,000 and 1,500 meters — at the recent Olympic trials. That gives him a chance to become the first man to win long-...
  • Shani Davis continues U.S. fade pattern at Sochi Olympics

    Shani Davis continues U.S. fade pattern at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — He had grown weary of the sportsmanlike platitudes and calm explanations. He had just spent 15 minutes discussing the most stunning upset of his career with a steady stare, and enough was enough. Just before exiting the dank...
  • Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

     Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain. The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the Sochi Olympics with silver medals...