Were US Skating Uniforms to Blame for Poor Performance at Sochi Olympics?

Skating suits, too much travel and a new skate sharpening system may have impeded winning results for Team USA.
1:36 | 05/01/14

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And tonight we have new insight into -- question we were all asking a top US speed skating official is shedding light on the disappointing performance at the Sochi Olympics by teen USA. The speed skaters. Isn't possible their -- their uniforms were partly to blame for not bringing home the gold. ABC's Matt -- now with the new developments tonight. Tonight a top skating official turned whispers that beat time -- suits may have slowed American speed skaters at the winter games. It will call for change. After weeks of consultations the US speed skating team and other experts. -- under -- so called mark 39 skid as one of several -- that. -- the US up the medal podium. The first time in thirty years but during the games when aces like Johnny Davis -- The focus was on the suits -- to -- suits the -- in the back with these holes to keep the athletes cool. But watch Davis here. As he skates errors flowed over his body the -- job is to minimize how much that -- slows him down. The concern was that air seeped into those -- possibly causing a tiny balloon in the suit and creating an extra drag on the skater. He gave Milwaukee journal sentinel article you would speed skating officials also blamed too much travel a new speech sharpening system anti choice of training center. Saying they'd apply only -- ahead of the 2018 games in South Korea. Matt Gutman ABC news Miami.

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