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Apolo Anton Ohno Biography

Rebellion, Opportunity, Disappointment, Chronology, Two Controversial Medals, Future Hopes, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION


American speed skater

Short-track speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno was the darling of American sports fans during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. The 19-year-old heartthrob with the soul patch was heavily favored to finish with medals in four events at those games. Although in the end he left with only two-a gold and a silver-he was inspiring for his athleticism, for the difficulties that he had to overcome, and for his good sportsmanship in the face of contested races and death threats.


Address: c/o Nick Paulenich, Public Relations Director, U.S. Speedskating, Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 South 4800 West, Kearns, UT 84118. Email: apolofanmail@yahoo.com.

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Famous Sports StarsSpeed Skating