Apolo Ohno

Speed skater Apolo Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno is an American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics. He is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time. Raised by his father, Ohno began training full-time in 1996. He has been the face of short track in the United States since winning his medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics. At the age of 14, he became the youngest U.S.
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22 May 1982
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How Did NBC Do In The Opening Ceremony? Here's One Review
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics: BRAIN POWER: New Yorker editor David Remnick was an inspired choice to join Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira in the booth for NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony. He has a deep knowledge of and respect for Russian history and was able to explain how the nuances of the production related to the political and literary traditions. Small touches, like explaining how a musical interlude recalled the opening music of the Soviet-era nightly newscast, were fascinating. Just as important, he didn't back away from pointing out aspects of history that were skipped over. MALFUNCTIONING SNOWFLAKE: When a giant snowflake failed to morph into one of the Olympic rings early in the ceremony, Russian TV viewers didn't see it. Producers quickly switched to a rehearsal tape where it did work. NBC neither ignored reality nor lingered on the glitch. "This is what happens when you're this ambitious on a show like this," Lauer said. "That's too bad." ...
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U.S. short-track speedskaters have taken bumpy path to Sochi Olympics
LATimes - over 4 years
The U.S. short-track speedskating team has been rocked by a skate-tampering scandal and allegations that its former head coach was abusive. The team also no longer has top skaters Apolo Ohno and Katherine Reutter. In May, a bland hotel conference room near Salt Lake City was transformed into a sparkling wonderland with white drapes lining the walls, silver streamers as table centerpieces and sleek speedskating skin suits on display. The scene suggeste