Winter Olympics & Apolo Anton Ohno


While the Olympics are sports, I’m counting this post as a media post because of all the TV coverage. Hey, it’s my blog, I can categorize it any way I want. 🙂

We’ve been watching the Olympics every day, sometimes watching the same events twice in one day thanks to NBC’s crazy schedule. I’m not quite sure why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I was able to catch short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno‘s medal wins twice. And the second time around was as sweet.

Ohno’s smoothness on the ice is amazing. He’s so calm, cool, collected and crafty. If you’ve ever watched him, you know he’s never out of a race. He can squeeze into a spot that any other skater wouldn’t dare try. Just when it looked like he was going to be out of medal position Saturday night after a slip, he made an incredible comeback from the back of the pack to finish with a bronze in the 1,000. That’s heart and guts. And he never quits.

So far, he’s won two medals – silver in the 1,500-meter and bronze in the 1,000 – and he has two races left, the 500 and the 5,000 relay. He’s won seven medals in his career, making him the most-decorated U.S. Winter Olympian.

Oh, and there was that little TV contest that he won, too: Dancing with the Stars. Proving that Apolo Anton Ohno really as as smooth as ice.

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