Shani Davis Says Goodbye To Speedskating Without Saying A Word

PEYONGCHANG, South Korea — In the absence of a competitor taking a club to a knee or vandalizing a gas station bathroom, the scene Friday night at the Gangneung Oval marked the height of absurdity at these Olympics.

Facing a small army of reporters, Matt Kooreman fielded questions about Shani Davis .

That Kooreman was introduced by a U.S. speedskating spokesman as Joey Mantia's and Mitchell Whitmore's coach didn't alter the lines of inquiry.

Davis was the story. He's always the story.

And after finishing seventh in what was likely his final Olympic race, the 1,000 meters, the two-time gold medalist risked discipline from the Games' sanctioning body and...