Ohno's Olympic journey winds down with bronze POSTED: Feb 27, 1:02a ET | UPDATED: Feb 28, 11:41p ET By Alan Abrahamson While these Vancouver Games -- his third and presumably last -- thus saw Ohno's name etched into the record books, they have also made plain something more, his willing and unabashed embrace of Olympic ambassadorship.
For Vancouver, Ohno took on a new form POSTED: Feb 23, 10:30p ET | UPDATED: Feb 24, 3:10a ET Apolo Ohno sits on the blue linoleum floor of the rink manager's
office, just off the practice ice, and contorts himself into various
stretching positions while mulling his legacy as America's most
decorated Winter Olympian.
Reutter: 'I have two more chances' POSTED: Feb 23, 4:19a ET | UPDATED: Feb 23, 4:37a ET Katherine Reutter is still kicking herself for missing out on an Olympic
medal she knows she was good enough to win. Maybe it was just the
jitters of an Olympic rookie.
World champ Hamelin wants to make history POSTED: Feb 11, 3:30p ET | UPDATED: Feb 11, 3:40p ET World short track champion Charles Hamelin is itching to become the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil in what he happily admits will be the greatest moment of his life.
Reutter comfortable being top U.S. hopeful POSTED: Feb 9, 10:49a ET | UPDATED: Feb 10, 11:38p ET As a little girl, Katherine Reutter would lace up her figure skates and gracefully hit the ice. Now, the 21-year-old is representing the U.S. in a different sport: short track. "I always wanted to go fast," she said recently.
Celski ready to complete comeback in Vancouver POSTED: Feb 2, 10:54a ET | UPDATED: Feb 7, 10:37a ET By Meri-Jo Borzilleri, Special to NBCOlympics.com Nearly five months after a crash at the U.S. Olympic Trials left him with a gash six inches long in his right leg, J.R. Celski is still "a little scared." He'll compete in his first race since the accident on Feb. 13 at the Olympics.
Ohno answers another Olympic call POSTED: Jan 29, 10:21a ET | UPDATED: Feb 14, 9:24p ET By Alan Abrahamson In Salt Lake City in 2002, Apolo Ohno landed a silver medal after a wild scramble near the finish line in the 1000 race, then got a gold after crossing the finish line second in the 1500m when judges disqualified a South Korean rival.
Colbert 'bump' brings speed skating to spotlight POSTED: Dec 28, 1:59p ET | UPDATED: Feb 8, 11:13a ET By Pamela Barone Katherine Reutter's daylong media blitz ended with a most unlikely photograph: her, next to Stephen Colbert and Snoop Dogg. A fan of both Colbert and Snoop, Reutter, a short track speed skater, could hardly believe it. She had just appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report, where she ended the interview by asking the host to sign her thigh.
Apolo Ohno seeking historic medals in Vancouver POSTED: Nov 10, 5:32p ET | UPDATED: Dec 18, 4:21p ET Apolo Anton Ohno's heart and mind are squarely focused on spinning his high-speed magic around the short track rink at the Vancouver Games.
What to expect: Short track POSTED: Oct 30, 4:52p ET | UPDATED: Feb 3, 1:48p ET By Ron Vaccaro Short track has a well-earned reputation for being unpredictable, and at times downright wacky. Unlike speed skating, where competitors skate two at a time and are essentially racing the clock, short track features packs of four or more skaters racing around tight corners - a tumultuous blend that lends itself to collisions, disqualifications, controversy, and...often some of the most exciting contests of the Games. Here is a look at some key story lines for 2010.