Name: Apolo Anton Ohno
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Event(s): 500-meter, 1,000, 1,500
DOB: 5/22/1982
Birthplace: Seattle, Wash.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Decatur High School
College: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010); eight-time Olympic medalist (2 golds, 2 silvers, 4 bronzes)
  • Salt Lake City 2002, gold (1,500), silver (1,000), 4th (5,000 relay), 11th (500)
  • Turino 2006, gold (500), bronze (1,000, 5,000 relay), 8th (1,500)
  • Vancouver 2010, silver (1,500), bronze (1,000, 5,000 relay,) 8th (500)
Personal: Served as an NBC sports analyst for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018… His book, "Zero Regrets," details the inspiring story behind his enduring success as an elite athlete and was a New York Times bestseller...At the time of his induction to the USOPC Hall of Fame, served as a short track speedskating ambassador and a Special Olympics Global Ambassador and as a member of the 2026/2030 Olympic Winter Games bid committee for Salt Lake City, Utah...Previously served on the Olympic bid committee for Los Angeles 2028…Traveled to the Special Olympics Nippon in 2012 to support the Winter National Games in Fukushima and engaged with athletes by hosting skate clinics and participating in the Opening Ceremony… Also attended the 2013 Special Olympic Games where he was involved in a Unified Sports Experience with athletes…Competed in the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii and, after training for six months, finished in under 10 hours…Won "Dancing with the Stars" in 2007, appeared on "Project Runway" as a guest judge in 2008, hosted "Minute to Win It" for one season (2012-13) and served as a color commentator for NBC's "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge."