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Shani Davis of the U.S. skates in the prototype of the official U.S. Speedskating suit from Under Armour during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The world record holder finished in a shocking eighth place in the 1,000-metre final.
Shani Davis of the U.S. skates in the prototype of the official U.S. Speedskating suit from Under Armour during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The world record holder finished in a shocking eighth place in the 1,000-metre final.
(Matt Dunham/AP)

Under Armour gets ripped by Olympic flap

When hundredths or even thousandths of a second can mean the difference between success and failure, it’s understandable that athletes in speed events would look for excuses when things go badly. Such is the case at the Sochi Olympics, where disappointing results have been blamed on everything from slushy conditions and poor ski waxing to bad blades and Russian skulduggery on the luge track.