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Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics
Under Armour suits not to blame for speedskaters' lackluster Olympics

The controversy over whether Under Armour's high-tech skinsuits contributed to U.S. speedskaters' poor showing at the Sochi Olympics seemed over when the Baltimore-based sports brand renewed its sponsorship of the sport through two more Winter Olympics and said the suits would be back. That deal was announced even before the end of the February games. Now, US Speedskating has identified factors that led to athletes' failure to medal, and the design of the suits is not among them, Ted Morris, executive director, said Friday. The black suits had been billed as the fastest ever but became the prime suspect for a disappointing performance. Midway through the...

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