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American stars struggling early on at Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics

Shani Davis of the U.S.A. gestures in dejection after competing in the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia.

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SOCHI, Russia — What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.
For the U.S. Olympic team, it’s becoming more and more common.
One after another, some of the biggest American stars have wiped out in sunny Sochi.
From Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso to Shaun White and Sarah Hendrickson, this is hardly shaping up as an Olympics to remember for the U.S. team.
Davis was just the latest to falter, finishing eighth Wednesday in the 1,000 meters, a race he won at the last two ...


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