Vancouver 2010: Olympics- Apolo Ohno Twitter Tracker
Apolo Ohno, USA speed skating champion has arrived in Vancouver and has begun getting ready for the short track speed skating events at the Richmond Oval. Apolo Ohno will definitely be one of the Olympic athletes to watch, so here's a quick background and display of his Twitter feed.
Apolo Ohno is one of the most well-known athletes competing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Ohno rose to prominence on the short track speed skating scene at the age of 14, when he claimed the title at the U.S. championships.
13 years later, Ohno is a five-time Winter Olympics medalist, tied with Eric Heiden for most career medals for an American man at the Winter Olympics. Perhaps topping all of these accomplishments, Ohno was the winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 4.
Ohno took a break from the skating scene after the 2006 Olympics, taking a year off from competition. He returned in 2007, where he won his ninth national title, as he did again in 2009.
Ohno will be competing in four events at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games: the 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 3000m relay.
Ohno was born in Federal Way, Washington, where he was raised by his father. At the age of 12, Ohno became interested in short track speed skating after watching the 1994 Winter Games.
Ohno became the face of the US Olympic Short Track team at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he won a gold and silver medal. His style and charismatic personality were an instant hit with fans of the relatively new sport.