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US changing suits after dismal speedskating start

Tucker Fredricks of the United States competes in the first heat of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympics. After a strong season on the World Cup circuit, the U.S. speedskating team has had a miserable performance the first week of the Sochi Olympics — and much of the speculation has turned to its new high-tech Under Armour skinsuit developed with help from aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin.
Photographer: The Associated Press
Tucker Fredricks of the United States competes in the first heat of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympics. After a strong season on the World Cup circuit, the U.S. speedskating team has had a miserable performance the first week of the Sochi Olympics — and much of the speculation has turned to its new high-tech Under Armour skinsuit developed with help from aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin.
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Complete coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world. Now the U.S. is dumping the high-tech attire after a dismal start to the Sochi Olympics. Kevin Haley, vice president of innovation for suit developer Under Armour, told The Associated Press on Friday the Americans had received permission to go back to the suits they used while posting impressive results on the fall World Cup ...

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ChuckD
February 14, 2014
8:52 p.m.

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"It could also be," he said of the Americans, "that they were just outclassed here."
Ouch!
But you've gotta love the Dutch. They are class.

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