All U.S. speedskaters will resume competition Saturday in an older racing suit from Baltimore-based Under Armour, after some skaters questioned whether the company's high-tech Mach 39 suit — introduced specifically for the Winter Olympics in Sochi — was hurting their performance.
By By Kevin Rector and Jared S. Hopkins and Tribune Newspapers
Since returning to the sport in 2012 on a competitive basis, Christalyn Trimilove, 21, of Severna Park has competed in several events, most recently finishing fifth overall in the Central Pacific Regional Competition in northern California last October. She missed qualifying for sectionals by one spot.
How does a professed anti-bullying and gay-rights advocate with a love for Russia and its people feel about the swirling controversy over the country's gay rights record as the Winter Olympics in Sochi gear up? One could ask Catherine Curran O'Malley, the first lady of Maryland, that very question.
On a night when many of their peers may be at the movies or out of the town, several 20-somethings and others tried their hand at a curling for the first time through the Potomac Curling Club at their home base at the National Capital Curling Center off Old Gunpowder Road.
In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two iconic Maryland companies, Under Armour and Lockheed Martin, created a unique collaboration to fashion the most aerodynamic suit possible, using computer modeling based on filming the athletes and hundreds of hours of wind tunnel testing.
Baltimore-based sports equipment maker STX, which is expanding into the hockey equipment market, has signed Hilary Knight, one of the top players of the U.S. Olympic women¿s ice hockey team that will compete in the Sochi Olympics next month, to a five-year promotional agreement.