While Shani Davis arrived at Sochi as a the gold-medal favorite, the speedskater finished his fourth Olympics empty-handed. His eighth-place finish in the 1,000-meter was the highest he placed in all of this short-track events and was especially surprising considering he was positioned to win his third Olympic gold in the race. Not only that, but Team USA failed to medal in speedskating for the first time since 1984. Whether faulty Under Armour uniforms or racing at sea level were the reasons for not winning any medals this time around, I felt Shani and his fellow teammates' frustration and disappointment.
— Leta Shy, associate editor